[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

Read more here: 

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 
<http://www.business-standard.com/search?type=news&q=India>, began 
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
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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