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LOCATION

Arion Press Gallery
1802 Hays Street, 
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129

DATES

Oct. 22 – Dec. 22, 2022


HOURS

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m - 5 p.m.


ADMISSION

Free


Dyslexic Dictionary is a provocation — an invitation to explore and redefine. Nine dyslexic artists have been commissioned to produce a creative response to a book, word, poem, quote, article or even a single letter that highlights how their minds experience language.

The exhibition illuminates the dyslexic experience of language in powerfully graphical terms. Dyslexia pushes artists to interpret the world differently. The end result celebrates a vibrant diversity of dyslexic talent across mediums and backgrounds in an effort to lead a paradigm shift in the way society understands learning differences.

We chose the term “dictionary” as a placeholder for a collection of reimaginations and reinterpretations of the dyslexic experience that will explode the very notion of a dictionary.

The mission is to present dyslexia as a visionary, positive force — a hyper-ability that does not create but instead solves problems.

More than just an exhibition, Dyslexic Dictionary is a forum to showcase dyslexic ingenuity, host public conversation and gather community.

Participating Artists

Adeniyi Akingbade

Adeniyi
Akingbade

Sculptor
Lagos, Nigeria

Christian Boer

Christian
Boer

Designer
Driebruggen, Netherlands

Adam Eli Feibelman

Adam Eli
Feibelman

Artist at Large
San Francisco, CA

Sally Gardner

Sally
Gardner

Author
London, UK

Gil Gershoni

Gil
Gershoni

Founder & Creative Director, Gershoni Creative & Dyslexic Design Thinking
San Francisco, CA

Martin Grasser

Martin
Grasser

Artist & Designer
Mill Valley, CA

Rebecca Kamen

Rebecca
Kamen

Artist/Professor Emerita
Philadelphia, PA

Kelsey Ann Kasom

Kelsey Ann
Kasom

Sculptural Womenswear Designer
London, UK

Gavin Newsom

Gavin
Newsom

Governor of California & Children's Book Author
Sacramento, CA

Global Community Art Submissions

Global Community
Art Submissions


Netherlands, UK, Ghana, United States

Events

DD Event Nov 17 Panel

Event

Dyslexic Ingenuity: A panel on creativity, art and business

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, 5:30 p.m. reception; 6:30 p.m. discussion

Join us for a panel discussion exploring how organizations can leverage the power of the dyslexic mindset to reinvent collaboration and reignite the creative process. Panelists include Twitter logo designer Martin Grasser, Haute Living San Francisco editor-in-chief Teresa Rodriguez and Dyslexic Dictionary executive producer Gil Gershoni. Arion Press curator-in-residence Tamsin Smith will moderate the discussion.

Admission is free, but space is limited and reservations are required to attend.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT
DD Event Schools

Event

Guided Tours for Students

Are you interested in bringing your students to Dyslexic Dictionary?

Dyslexic Dictionary executive producer Gil Gershoni and Arion Press curator-in-residence Tamsin Smith are available to lead students on a guided tour of the exhibit.

Tours include age-appropriate activities that encourage up-close examination of the works on display, as well as broader discussions about the gift of dyslexia and the value of neurodiversity. Students will be invited to contribute their own dictionary words to the exhibition through a hands-on art-making activity.


Tour reservations can be made now through Dec. 22. To request a tour, please email schools@dyslexicdictionary.com.

REQUEST A TOUR
DDT Dyslexic Dictionary Opening Night

SOLD OUT

Dyslexic Dictionary Opening Party

Join us for a marquee evening of art, live music and wine with appearances from featured artists Adam Eli Feibelman and Martin Grasser, and opening remarks from Dyslexic Dictionary executive producer Gil Gershoni and Arion Press curator-in-residence Tamsin Smith.

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Dyslexic Dictionary Team

Gil gershoni

Executive Producer

Gil Gershoni

Founder & Creative Director
Gershoni Creative & Dyslexic 
Design Thinking

Tamsin smith

Curator

Tamsin Smith

Curator-in-Residence
Arion Press

CURATOR'S STATEMENT
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Program & Development Director

Ted Gioia

Development & Program Director
Arion Press

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Global Community Outreach

Dyslexic Dictionary invites students from around the world to participate in creating a society where diversity is embraced and individuality is celebrated.

Become a part of this change by submitting your original art to the Dyslexic Dictionary exhibit.

On 9-inch by 6-inch postcards, students will submit their own Dyslexic Dictionary word and corresponding artwork (e.g., drawing, painting, writing) to reflect their creative interpretation of their dyslexia.

To become a Dyslexic Dictionary Global Ambassador or submit your own artwork, contact us at schools@dyslexicdictionary.com.

Instructions for Printing the Postcard at Home

1. Download the postcard template.
2. Print out the template on card stock or paper.
3. Describe and illustrate your dyslexia.
4. Send it back to us!

Arion Press Gallery
Attn: Gil Gershoni/Dyslexic Dictionary
1802 Hays Street
San Francisco, CA 94129

Press Mentions

Hoodline

Hoodline

Exhibit on dyslexia at Arion Press in the Presidio highlights the learning condition's ‘superpower’

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The San Francisco Standard

The San Francisco Standard

At ‘Dyslexic Dictionary’ Exhibit, Gavin Newsom Joins Artists in Celebration of ‘Hyper-Ability’

READ THE ARTICLE

Sponsors

Logo Arion Press

Arion Press pairs great artists with great literature to create beautiful books by hand.

ARIONPRESS.COM
Logo Gershoni

Gershoni is a full-service creative agency with offices in San Francisco and Dallas.

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Logo DDT

Dyslexic Design Thinking is an initiative that explores how the dyslexic mindset can help improve the way we think, create and relate to one another.

DYSLEXICDESIGNTHINKING.COM
Logo Fast Signs

Custom signs and visual solutions to help you Make Your Statement.

FASTSIGNS.COM
Logo Andresen

Andresen is a premier graphics resource provider with offices in Northern and Southern California. We make your ideas come to life, utilizing technology and experience.

SF.ANDRESENDIGITAL.COM

Contact Us

General Inquiries

info@dyslexicdictionary.com

Press

Helena Dea Bala at PKPR, helena@pkpr.com

Speaking Engagements

events@dyslexicdictionary.com

School Tours

schools@dyslexicdictionary.com



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