[Art_beyond_sight_educators] 1980 music video "Hello" from Loinel Richie

Lisa Yayla fnugg at online.no
Fri Jun 12 14:55:18 UTC 2009

OK, for a bit of change .... 1980 music video "Hello" from Lionel Richie 
about an art student who is blind


and perhaps a bit off subject, but a nice article

Saying it with silence

There was this very beautiful line that I read in Orhan Pamuk’s novel, 
‘My Name Is Red’. He wrote about a blind man watching the snowfall and 
smiling to himself. That line stayed with me for a long, long time. How 
could a blind man watch the snow?


Art with heart


An inspiration for everyone to become pioneers

The festival showcases the latest in technology, medical research and 
can-do spirit through symposiums such as ''Vision Substitution in the 
Blind by Means of Tactile Stimulation of the Tongue'' and clinics that 
teach swimming, kayaking, golf, handcycling and wheelchair fencing.



Mark Mothersbaugh, well-known as a founding member of the innovative 
band DEVO, has been creating artwork in many forms for more than 3 
decades. His love of visual art began in childhood, just after it was 
discovered that he was extremely nearsighted and legally blind. His 
first correctional glasses offered the young Mothersbaugh a new view of 
the world, fueling a lifelong infatuation with imagery and illustrations.

Mark's recent visual artwork has been largely inspired by his 30-year 
habit of creating handmade postcards to send to friends from various 
stops on DEVO tours. This obsession has evolved into a visual diary that 
currently yields the artist 1-25 new images per day. These images have 
served as the basis for the artist's critically acclaimed solo shows of 
the 80s/90s as well as for his "gallery tours" which have been occurring 
at art venues throughout the globe since 2003.


Greenhouse project serves disabled

Tucked into Golden Gate Park's nursery, Elva's Greenhouse was the scene 
recently of a lively party. The greenhouse is Ben Oude Kamphuis' latest 
addition to Project Insight, the city program he directs that connects 
disabled people and gardening.



Art works by students at the Our Center in Hastings, the Florida School 
for the Deaf and Blind and other area schools are on display now at the 
St. Johns Cultural Council’s Art Advocate gallery in St. Augustine.

Many of the works came from programs that were funded, in part, by 
grants from the Cultural Council.

The show opened May 30 during Uptown Saturday Night, St. Augustine’s 
monthly walking tour through the shops and galleries north of downtown.


Eric Church to headline Keller festival
The week's concerts include performances from Shane Baker and gospel 
artist Todd Agnew beginning at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, June 25. McDonald 
will perform the next night at 8:30 p.m. On Saturday, June 27, 
performers include Eric Church, Jake Landers, John Paul White, the Kerry 
Gilbert Band and others.


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