[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Greek Tactile Museum, Ricky Trione, Petros Roukoutakis, The Blind Artist's Society
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Wed Apr 8 10:13:22 UTC 2009
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Margie Bohnstedt colored Easter eggs until she was 80 years old.
“[Coloring eggs] brings back lots of memories,” the 85-year-old said
during an egg-decorating event at Shepherd of the Valley in Boardman on
Although Bohnstedt is legally blind, she sat and listened to her friends
share Easter stories while dipping and dying the hard-boiled eggs
Meet Ricky Trione, an unbelievably talented painter who is blind
Ricky Trione, back by popular demand!
article with embedded videos from youtube
excerpt from website
Petros Roukoutakis Sculpter
Petros Roukoutakis was born in 1953 in Chania of Crete (Greece). He
studied painting at Doxiadis School of Athens. He continued studies in
the Academy of Arts of Rome (1974-1977) having Franco Gentily as a teacher.
At the age of twenty eight he became blind, ever since then he
consecrates himself to the art of sculpture. Since 1982 he has been
teaching the blind children at the KEAT school (public elementary school
for blind children) in Kalithea, Athens. In 1991 he also established the
sculpture workshop for the Greek Lighthouse for blind people.
He has organized and participated in many personal and group exhibitions
and for his sculpture and instructive work in Art and Culture he has
been awarded by the Academy of Greece (1994).
The Blind Artist's Society
The online Resource and Support Group for Artists with Visual Impairments
long list of artists at
The Tactile Museum
In 1983, the president of the Lighthouse for the Blind, Protopapadaki L.
and the managing director Kefakis Manolis, were looking for a way that
would give visually impaired people the opportunity to come in touch
with ancient greek Culture. The first artefacts were bought by
Lighthouse, followed by several donations by suppporting organizations
and others. At the same time it was realized that the ability to touch
and feel the exhibits was an excellent new way of approaching the
ancient greek civilization not only for blind but for sighted people, too.
has also descriptions of various art
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