The Art of Sport + Play

April 4th — July 31st

Location: Mercy Corps Action Center Gallery

Learn how the art of sport and play changes lives the world over with this exhibit created by Kevin Carroll, author, motivational speaker and agent for social change.

The Art of Sport + Play is on view April 4 - July 31, 2013, during Action Center hours: 11 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday.

Presented by:   Moda Health

Kevin Carroll’s exhibition is a personal look at selected pieces of memorabilia gathered from his travels throughout the world. The heart of the collection is a group of handcrafted balls, created by children with found materials from their native lands. With a playful spirit, this exhibit tells a story about the universal power of sport.

Created for a wide variety of viewers, the social and cultural issues described in the work are especially meaningful to artists, businesspeople, and children. Sport and play are common human denominators and equalizers. No matter where you go in the world - regardless of socioeconomic, political or religious system - we ALL PLAY + we ALL SPEAK BALL. Stories abound about the use of sport and play as social innovation tools to help overcome challenges - HIV/AIDS, gender equity, social inclusion, homelessness, literacy, natural disaster, conflict and many others. Sport and play are ever-present throughout our world and there are human catalysts who utilize it to inspire change and action.

Kevin Carroll is an author of three highly successful books published by ESPN, Disney Press and McGraw-Hill. He has dedicated his life to advancing sports and play as a vehicle for social change. He was honored to address the United Nations as part of the UN Year of Sports for Development and Peace in 2005 and to host the 2009 & 2011 Beyond Sport Summits featuring Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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