[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Visit The Willoughby Art Gallery
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Legally blind 13-year-old displays 'artwork beyond her years' during
Ypsilanti Heritage Festival
Visitors of the Heritage Festival will be able to see one-of-a-kind
artwork by a 13-year-old resident of Belleville who paints from her heart.
*Lauren Mills* set up a booth to display her artwork Friday in the*Arts
and Crafts in Riverside Park
*Ypsilanti Heritage Festival <http://www.ypsilantiheritagefestival.com/>*.
Lauren was diagnosed at birth with Nystagmus
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nystagmus>, a condition of involuntary eye
movement, and is considered legally blind, although she is able to make
out objects that are close.
New art exhibition will be accessible to blind audiences
New technology will describe an art exhibition at the Kilkenny Arts
Festival to visually impaired members of the public.
THE KILKENNY ARTS Festival, which launched this week, will feature the
first Irish art exhibition accessible to those with a visual impairment.
Using a device called a Discovery Pen the Art Makes Children Powerful
exhibition, by renowned visual artist Bob and Roberta Smith, will allow
blind and visually impaired audience members to explore the works.
...The exhibition runs in Kilkenny's Butler Gallery from 10 August until
6 October and the executive director of Arts and Disability Ireland
(ADI) Padráig Naughton says that the technology will prove a
breakthrough for those with visual impairments.
Formerly blind Canadian senior is 'like a child' in the 'beautiful' world
Artist to auction off signed piece at show; proceeds to go to schools
The proceeds from this auction will benefit the art department at Jersey
City's Concordia Learning Center at St. Joseph's School for the Blind,
where Coklyat is a teacher.
Coklyat, who teaches art to blind, visually impaired and multiply
disabled students, is legally blind herself.
Aug. 2-18: 'Art in Touch' Exhibit on Town Center Drive
Art exhibits typically showcase visual components, but the "Art in
Touch" traveling exhibit now on display in Santa Clarita features
tactile and interactive art that's meant to be touched.
From Friday, August 2, through Sunday, August 18, the exhibit will be
open to the public on Town Center Drive in Space 125 during the
following times: Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturdays from
4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 6:00 p.m.
"Art in Touch" features 15 works of art and was organized by the Arts
Council of Kern. It was recently on display at Taft College and at the
Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Bakersfield. The exhibit
was designed to appeal to all ages, with an emphasis on the blind and
visually impaired, as pieces were meant to be touched and include artist
interviews for an additional audio component of the exhibit.
Willoughby Gallery hosts 'Sentience' featuring art by Jeff Casto
Artist Jeff Casto doesn't consider himself a hoarder, but he knows many
people may feel differently.
That's because he uses found and recycled materials that he collects,
catalogs and stores away in boxes - given by friends or purchased at
thrift stores - to create his two and three-dimensional artworks for his
upcoming art show, 'Sentience,' at The Willoughby Art Gallery at
Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in North College Hill.
Visit The Willoughby Art Gallery
Clovernook Center's recreational services offer weekly art classes
including ceramics, painting and copper enameling. Our classes are open
to anyone who is blind or visually impaired, regardless of previous art
experience. Our classes enable individuals to express themselves
artistically, share personal insights and join together with others who
face similar challenges. Participants in our programs are part of a
nurturing, therapeutic environment where they can learn, create and most
importantly -- have fun.
Clovernook Center's artists have been featured in exhibitions across the
country and we're now proud to host our own gallery. The Willoughby Art
Gallery, housed in Cincinnati's Procter Center, features art by persons
who are blind or visually impaired and art that is tactile, allowing
greater access to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The
artwork on display in The Willoughby Art Gallery is available for
purchase. In addition, Clovernook Center enjoys partnerships with other
arts organizations and works with museums to make them more friendly for
people with visual impairments.
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