[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Art in the Dark San Antonio Lighthouse

fnugg at online.no fnugg at online.no
Fri Jul 25 13:12:33 UTC 2014

Art in the Dark brings new look to creativity

Imagine deciding on the perfect piece of art for the spot above your 
couch and spending a hefty amount of change; without ever seeing it.

Instead, you can only feel the texture and listen to a description of it.

Welcome to Art in the Dark, the San Antonio Lighthouse 
for the Blind's fundraiser.

The event will be held June 13 at the Witte Museum 
from 6:30- 9:30 p.m.

A collection of San Antonio's finest artists will be present with their 
work hidden under sheets. While guests can ask questions about the piece 
and even feel it, they won't be able to see it until the end of the 
night when all purchases have been made.

"The idea is to purchase art the way a blind person would," said Nancy 
the Lighthouse public relations director. "Artists can show people art 
they have done, but not the art at the event. Every year, every piece of 
art sells. It's an amazing event."


hmmm ... not so sure what to think about the following article. What do 
you think? Would recommend Dr. Kennedy's book to him.
Art Stuff on a Train : Blind Stuff by Paul Carey-Kent 

Blind Hattiesburg artist showcases paintings

Former Forrest General Respiratory therapy employee Sandra Hinton has 
always been an artist, but the way she paints is different from most.

Diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a genetic eye condition that 
gradually affects sight,  as  a young woman Sandra learned to rely on 
shadows to create her paintings.  Being legally blind, Sandra says she 
paints my shadows.

Her artwork has been displayed at exhibits and shows organized by the 
South Mississippi Artist's Association in the Pine Belt.

After she quit working because of her vision, Sandra learned to paint 
again by the perception of light and shadow. "It's hard, but I love 
painting too much to give up," said Hinton.

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