Daniel Keplinger is an American artist and subject of a documentary called “King Gimp,” standing for loyalty, honesty and a fighting spirit. He was born with Cerebral Palsy on January 19, 1973. Daniel’s formal education started when he entered early intervention at eighteen months of age and continued in special education until he was mainstreamed at the age of sixteen. At this time, Daniel discovered his artistic talent. He obtained his Master’s of Fine Arts degree at the age of thirty-five.
His life was the subject of the 2000 Oscar Award-winning documentary “King Gimp.” He was then featured in a Cingular commercial during the 2001 Super Bowl. He currently travels nationally and internationally with his wife as an artist and speaker to inspire everyone to find their passion in life. Those travels included a live painting demonstration at a DC Metro Theater as well as a panel at the United Nations. In addition, he has completed an Artist Residency to produce prints.
Following the showing of “King Gimp,” Daniel will talk about his experiences and answers questions from the audience.
This is the first event in a series or inspirational films presented by these amazing sponsors:
The Arc of Pikes Peak Region exists to promote and protect the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively support their full inclusion and participation in the communities of the Pikes Peak region throughout their lifetimes.
NTSOC is a nonprofit organization providing the pediatric disabled community in southern Colorado with compassionate quality nursing-supervised home care, case management, and outpatient therapy.
PEAK Parent Center is a nonprofit that works every day to ensure that all people with disabilities are fully included in their neighborhood schools, communities, employment, and all walks of life.