[Art_beyond_sight_educators] exhibits, audio described performance, theater
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Wed Aug 11 12:43:49 UTC 2010
NJFFB to Host ASCA Art Exhibition -- Featuring ASCA and Visually
Here in NJ, it's officially the "dog days" of summer. While most Morris
County residents are looking forward to going to the beach or their
local lake club, here at the NJ Foundation for the Blind we are doing
what we love most -- planning an Art Show!
"All About Color" will be an art exhibition where both the juried
artists from the American Society of Contemporary Artists (ASCA) and
artists who are severely visually impaired will display their work
alongside each other. The art exhibition will run from September 14,
2010 to October 27, 2010. On Saturday, October 17, 2010 NJFFB will be
hosting a formal reception and sale. More information will be posted on
our website soon.
Free Audio Described Performance on July 24 for Visually Impaired
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is offering complimentary tickets
for an Audio Described Performance to visually impaired people,
including former and current NJFFB students. The performance is
George Bernard Shaw's " Arms and The Man." The Audio Described
performance is on Saturday, July 24th at 2:00pm. The audio described
service would include a Sensory Seminar at 1:00 pm, where patrons will
have a chance to interact with costumes, props and set pieces. The
performance on July 24th also includes a Symposium after the show -- the
audience is invited to remain when the show is over for a discussion and
question/answer period with the director and cast.
TLC Laser Eye Centers Becomes Major Sponsor of Sixth Annual "Shared
Visions 2010-2011 International Art Exhibit"
FULLERTON, CA, Aug 04, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- TLC Laser Eye
Centers, Fullerton proudly announces its major sponsorship of the Sixth
Annual "Shared Visions 2010-2011 International Art Exhibit," one of only
four such art exhibitions of its kind in the United States.
This art exhibit, which will be open to the public and on display during
normal business hours at the Eye Care Center at the Southern California
College of Optometry in Fullerton from September 21, 2010 through
mid-August, 2011, includes 90 works of art by blind and legally blind
artists from the U.S., Canada, India and Israel.
"It is our pleasure this year to display the artwork of four additional
and unique local artists at our TLC Laser Eye Center in Fullerton which
is located one floor above the Eye Care Center," said Dr. Thomas S.
Tooma, the Medical Director for TLC Laser Eye Centers in Southern
California and renowned eye surgeon who has performed more than 100,000
vision correction procedures. "These artists' works will also be on
display throughout the year for our patients and the general public to
Local Southern California artists' artwork to be on display at the TLC
Laser Eye Center, Fullerton includes:
-- William Carlson, 65, of Brea
-- Maria Vargas, 48, of Wilmington
-- Arlissa Vaughn, 27, of Huntington Beach
-- Kurt Weston, 52, of Huntington Beach
Daniel Rubin: Philadelphia woman, 55, takes on challenge of visual art
Theater for Audiences of One
You move from room to room in a mansion, experiencing acts of kindness
--- like being gently led in a ballroom dance or receiving a hand
massage. Or, blindfolded, you set out on a journey in five segments with
different themes: you can remove the blindfold at any point, but that's
where the journey ends. Or perhaps you wander through an Old World hotel
as employees tell their stories and ask you questions in turn.
*Legally Blind Artist & Photographer Ava Weinstein *
Part time Palm Springs resident Ava Weinstein was born legally blind; It
didn't take long to become clear to the little girl sporting "soda-pop"
glasses, nothing was going to correct her vision; she was also faced the
reality her sight would continue to diminish with age. In fact, the
better part of her youth was spent in the care of doctors' offices,
hospitals and clinics, where she would undergo eye surgery from some of
the world's finest doctors; only to have each and every visit ending
with her doctor saying "We're sorry Ava, but there are no miracles for
you today," she learned early in life, there would be no glasses or
miracles to help her see the world as other people do.
Armed with the painful truth, etched in her heart, she learned to live
and develop her sight in a very unique way and her acceptance of being
born legally blind helped her to embrace the almost "child-like":
quality of being able to see the "magic" in the world around her.
However the early years for Ava weren't always filled with magical
adventure; for more than twenty years before heading her artistic
calling, she worked two full time jobs; during the day she managed
several successful restaurant franchises and by night she taught court
mandated classes as a counselor for the county of Los Angeles.
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