A band of colors, expanding definitions, a broad array of identities — we all live within multiple spectrums, colliding and intersecting with one another. Like the diversity in our foods, styles of music, and the skills we exercise, our needs are
distinct with no one size fits all solution. Understanding and championing other realities normalizes saying: What I experience, feel, and notice may not be what
you know to be true. “Design for the spectrum and not the mean,” said Michael Kaufmann in his CreativeMornings talk.

“How do we move beyond courteous hospitality to courageous inclusivity?” As individuals committed to artfully living, we can paint refreshing possibilities that are not just for ourselves but also for others. Assemble your tools: Listen, look within, embrace the weird, and take the prism and flip it on its head — you’ll likely find a breathtaking blend of opportunities to make a difference. 

Our Las Vegas chapter chose this month’s exploration of Spectrum and Iandry Randriamandroso illustrated the theme.


Hannah Cattarin (she/they) is the Assistant Curator at The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of  Virginia and holds a Master’s Degree in Art History and Theory from the  University of Essex in Colchester, England. Their curatorial interests  include contemporary art and the enhanced visibility of BIPOC LGBTQIA2S+ and  femme artists. Before joining the curatorial department at The Fralin they  served as the curatorial assistant at the University at Buffalo Art  Galleries. You can follow them on Instagram @hannahcattarin