[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 
<http://www.ypsilantiheritagefestival.com/arts-crafts/>*at the 
*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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