[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Sacramento’s blind photographer honored by United Nations

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Mon Oct 14 13:46:28 UTC 2013

Sacramento’s blind photographer honored by United Nations
ad more here: 
Sacramento photographer Pete Eckert, who went blind 15 years ago, is 
going international. His electrified image, “Electro Man,” is one of six 
new United Nations <http://topics.sacbee.com/United+Nations/> postage 
stamps honoring the work of international artists with disabilities.
The stamps, entitled “Break Barriers - Open Doors,” were issued last 
month for a United Nations summit on disability and development in New 
York. <http://topics.sacbee.com/New+York/>

Read more here: 


Pete Eckert website

Glass artist exhibit at Artist Exposure Gallery

“The Color of Nature,” a new solo exhibit by glass artist Joe Davis, of 
Kingston, opens with an artist's reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 
21, at the Artist Exposure Gallery, located at 26 Howland St. in Plymouth.

The artist himself is color-blind. The show explores the “art of 
looking” at nature, a lost art that Davis argues is the reason why we 
have lost our connection with nature itself, because no one takes the 
time to look anymore. Many great artists have long been considered to 
have been color blind, including Van Gogh and Picasso.


Blind artist to “paint music” for Vision Awareness Days (w/ video) From 
my Inbox to you, from Voice of the Blue Ridge director Jan Smyth: John 
Bramblitt is a nationally known artist/painter who lost his vision as a 
young man but developed a unique painting technique and now creates 
amazing paintings. He will be in Roanoke June 25—29th as part of Vision 
Awareness Days. If you’re not familiar with his work, I encourage you to 
check out his website: http://bramblitt.net. John will be conducting 
several workshops, both with children and adults and has several 
speaking engagements lined up, including one at the medical school on 
“Healing Through Art”. 

*Legally-blind Cartoonist Leads Creative Kiwi Army*

*WHAKAPAPA: an art exhibition proving to Australians there is more to 
New Zealand than the All Blacks, Tolkien tourism and Flight of the 

*BRENT HARPUR *is a legally-blind, New Zealand born cartoonist, art 
teacher and entertainer. To celebrate his second year living and working 
in Melbourne, Brent is curating */Whakapapa/*, an exhibition bringing 
together the culturally-diverse works of sixteen NZ artists. This will 
be the first time many of these artists have exhibited and performed 
their work in Australia.


Hero nomination a ‘boost’ for Dundee artist

Derek O’Rourke took up painting just three years ago but has already 
wowed art lovers across the country.

But the Dundonian’s artistic talent is even more astonishing, as Mr 
O’Rourke is registered blind.


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