[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Waukesha, Wisc Hand in Hand, novel, George Mendoza, teacher, filmmaker
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Fri Oct 16 10:23:10 UTC 2009
Sending a few excerpts from different articles and links.
*/Hand In Hand, Waukesha Civic Theatre, 10/15 to 10/19/*
*/The WCT is hosting an interesting, experimental drama project written
and performed by Leslye Orr. It’s part of a Potawatomi Bingo And Casino
Miracle On Canal Street charity award that the group received; the award
allows younger audiences to travel and see theater at no charge. While
several of the performances are for the school set, a handful are
reserved for general audiences, too. In the play, “audience members
experience a heightened awareness of their own senses. They are seated
in a spiral configuration in the Ralph North Studio Theatre, asked to
close their eyes and are brought in touch with the world of Helen
Keller, who was deaf and blind, and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, who was
legally blind. A myriad of objects are passed around the spiral while
actress Leslye Orr tells a riveting story inspired by the profound
letters and witty lectures of the great educator and her spirited
pupil.” Visit the WCT website or call 262-547-0708 262-547-0708 for
tickets; school viewings are free but must be arranged./*
Leslye Orr, who has been legally blind since birth, leads this
experimental theater piece at Waukesha Civic Theater. Photo courtesy the
from book review of How to Paint a Dead Man by Sarah Hall
the reason I have taken this is because it is a novel with a portrayal
of an artist who is blind
- novels etc are factors that create the general understanding of visual
impairments and art etc
.... Four chapters that recur through the book recount the lives of four
There are the Italians in the 1960s: Annette Tambroni, a blind florist
harbored dreams of becoming an artist, ....
Jim McCarthy will present a short program on George Mendoza, a legally
blind artist, athlete, painter and writer from Las Cruces. Mendoza is
currently working on quilting fabrics. Meet other members of the group
who are also losing their sight or are blind and have learned to live
with this disability.
For more information, call Pat at (575) 388-1108.
excerpt of article
The Art of Silence <http://www.paigestringer.com/blog/?p=492>
He mentors young artists now, including blind children. He explained
that he teaches them the concept of hot and cold palettes by running
cold water over their hands or hovering their hands over a flame,
depending on the color being introduced. “The pictures of the blind
children are the very best because they paint from the imagination. I do
not have to teach them how to paint with feeling.”
Kids with Vision - 10/8/2009
Broome Community College student Casey Coolbaugh has no trouble seeing
filmmaking in his future...but sometimes the rest of his life can get a
"Without my glasses, I can't see anything. I mean, probably about four
inches in front of my face is as focused as I can get," he said.
Coolbaugh said his latest project made him realize his vision problems
really aren't that bad. He was one of a handful of students recruited by
the founder of a local non-profit organization -- Kids with Vision -- to
help spread awareness about childhood blindness in developing countries.
Founder Faizan Siddiqi says 500,000 children around the world go blind
every year from preventable causes like malnutrition.
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