[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Eriko Watanabe, Kennedy, Neil Harbisson, Mercury Project Gallery, Felice Tagliaferri
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Jewish Museum Begins Tours For Blind Visitors
Blind visitors explore a tactile plan of the complex floorplan of the
building with their fingers on the first organized architectural tour of
the museum for blind people at the Jewish Museum Berlin on February 21,
2014 in Berlin, Germany
Tactile contact lens lets you feel the world with your eyeball
An Israeli professor has developed a tactile contact lens
that translates images recorded on camera into tactile sensations on the
cornea to allow the blind to "see" objects.
Technology lets artist hear colors as musical
Sometimes artistic creations can be a lot like science fiction. That's
certainly the case for Spanish artist Neil Harbisson. Color-blind since
birth, he uses a special antenna connected to his brain that allows him
to hear colour as musical notes. And he's even used the technology to
put on a special concert in Barcelona.
Columbia artist replicates painting from Nazi art trove in empathetic
gesture for blind owner
Among more than 1,400 works discovered months ago in what is being
called a Nazi art trove is "Two Riders on the Beach" by German
impressionist Max Liebermann.
Eighty-Eight-year old David Toren last saw the painting as a boy of 13,
on the wall of his great-uncle's villa.
Exhibition preview: Legally blind artist presents "Looking Back, Moving
With studios in both Ohio and New York, Katherine Kadish has been a
renowned artist for four decades
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Blind artist Eriko Watanabe's exhibition at Ulster Museum
A new exhibition at the Ulster Museum features work by Eriko Watanabe, a
Japanese-born artist who is blind.
The exhibition, entitled Ways Of Seeing And Touching: Ice Age Art And
Pictures By The Blind, is part of QUB's School of Psychology programme
to mark 55 years of psychology at Queen's.
Eriko creates her art using raised lines and visitors to the exhibition
at the Ulster Museum will be able to touch and have an opportunity to
create their own similar pieces.
A lecture by Professor John Kennedy to accompany the exhibition will
take place at 5pm tomorrow in the Ulster Museum's Lecture Theatre. The
exhibition runs until March 18. For more details about the lecture, visit
Ways of seeing and touching: Ice age art and pictures by the blind
In this lecture, Prof John Kennedy from the University of Toronto,
presented his research on "/Ice age art and pictures by the blind/". He
showcased the work of Eriko Watanabe and highlighted that work by
visually impaired artists can be realistic as well as metaphoric and
incorporates aspects of perspective using different treatments.
Blind artist seeks new venue
A New Plymouth artist is looking for a new studio so she can continue
having art classes for the visually impaired.
Pauline Harper of Hands On Art Studio had been unable to secure funding
to stay open and closed in February, 18 months after launching in New
Plymouth's Metro Plaza on Devon St West.
Art workshops held there catered to students with visual impairment and
other physical disabilities.
Ms Harper, who is legally blind, graduated from Witt in 2008 with a
Bachelor of Visual Arts.
Blind artist Claire, of Syston, producing work through touch
An art graduate who has gone blind has turned adversity on its head by
producing new work through touch.
Claire Lawrence, 29, of Syston, who is registered blind, is exhibiting
new work at the Ellerington Fine Art Gallery in Leicester's Clarendon
Park Road, and is urging other budding artists with sight loss to keep
following their dreams.
A Unique Art Exhibit For The Blind At Mercury Project Gallery
Noted Italian blind artist imparts art lessons to sightless
Furthering his mission to make art education "inclusive", noted Italian
blind sculptor Felice Tagliaferri has started a sculpture workshop here
for the blind.
The two week-long workshop, his first one for the blind in India
yesterday at the Bethany Society premises where 15 youth began their art
lessons from the artist.
Felice, who lost his eyesight at 14, took to sculpting when he was 25.
He shot to fame when he created his own version of "Cristo Velato," or
"Veiled Christ", a 1753 masterpiece by Giuseppe Sanmartino, when he was
denied to touch it in 2008.
Chiesa dell'Arte is the first school of plastic arts led by a blind
sculptor. It was born by an agreement between the municipality of Sala
Bolognese, a village a few miles outside Bologna, and "Lo Spirito di
Stella", an ONG committed to promote the right to accessibility.
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