[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Exibition Texas, UK artist

Lisa Yayla Lisa.Yayla at statped.no
Fri Dec 9 09:08:47 UTC 2011

Holiday show displays work by artists with disabilities

Very Special Arts of Texas is in the middle of their third annual arts show. The latest show began in November and will continue until January 6th

All of the art presented in the show is handmade by 23 Texas artists selected to show off their words. Each purchase made from the show will support artists with disabilities who are earning their living from the arts.

On artist, Karen Thomas lost all usable vision at age 15. Now, at age 42, she is getting ready for her first ever art show being put on by VSA Texas<http://www.vsatx.org/>.


A Blind Artist – Matthew Rhodes<http://www.pondly.com/2011/12/a-blind-artist-matthew-rhodes/>

In 1995, whilst serving in the British Army after completing a summer tour of Bosnia, I suffered from a serious accident. From this accident I received two blood clots to the center of my brain and from these blood clots I was in a coma for roughly ten weeks, and from this received a number of disabilities; classed as totally blind, but I can see a little, paralyzed down my right hand side, short term memory loss


website Mathew Rhodes

from website

... Now all I can see is the left hand half of a penny, nothing else. Lastly I am also paralysed down the right hand side of my body, from my eyes, to my toes! Because of my blindness I am part of a charity called "St Dunstan's" and this charity is for those who have served their country and are now blind. But, even though my eyesight is that badly damaged and my sight so small, I have found that I can paint, and paint very well!


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