[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Keith Salmon, BLIND CREATIONS audio archive, Floyd Johnson

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State Fair Police Seeking Person who Stole Local Artist’s Painting

Minnesota State Fair Police are seeking a person who stole a painting 
from a professional artist at the fair Friday.

According to State Fair police, the painting was stolen inside the 
Education Building. The artist from whom the painting was stolen is 
Annie Young. She’s blind and a member of the Minnesota State Council on 

An Artist: How Technology Helped Emilie Gossiaux Overcome Blindness to 
Rediscover Her Process

  Feeling is believing at art show for the blind


Local doc “Glen Rosa” showcases Scottish artist’s creative vision

What’s it like walking through the hills of Scotland with a blind 
painter? Just ask Dan Thornton.

Thornton, a Seattle-based filmmaker and film instructor, met Scottish 
landscape painter Keith Salmon in 2013 while studying visual impairment 
and cinema at the University of Edinburgh. After a number of interviews 
and studio visits with Salmon, who was a subject in a university 
research study, Thornton was invited along on the artist’s *hill walks 
through the Scottish countryside.....*

Salmon is an award-winning, classically trained artist whose landscapes 
range from incredibly detailed to entirely abstract. Salmon *lost most 
of his eyesight to diabetic retinopathy* about 15 years ago — but he 
never stopped making 

New UK documentary: Walking with Keith

Glen Rosa: the life and art of Keith Salmon

A film about creativity, hardship, Scottish landscapes and the life and 
art of acclaimed Scottish painter Keith 

  How the arts can help change attitudes to blindness

Thinking creatively about formats such as Braille and audio description 
can help improve accessibility and perceptions about blindness




      Announcement of Lecture

*On Tuesday 13th October, at 6pm, one of our speakers, Dr Simon Hayhoe 
(FBCS, FRSA), will give a Fulbright Lecture entitled 'Why do we think 
that Blind People cannot understand Visual Art?' in the Michael Berry 
Lecture Theatre, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK.*

The lecture looks at the philosophy of blindness and its relationship to 
visual art and education since the late Renaissance and the earliest 
years of the Enlightenment. In particular, it looks at the fascination 
with blindness and its relationship to perception of the visual world by 
da Vinci, Descartes, Boyle, Locke, Berkeley, Hume and Diderot. This 
literature is then compared to case studies of blind people’s experience 
of creating and learning about the visual arts in universities and museums.


Blind Creations Conference 
Audio archive


Floyd Johnson Featured as August Artist of the Month
The Mesquite Fine Art Gallery is featuring Floyd Morris Johnson as the 
Month for August.  His art will be displayed at the gallery July 
27–August 29.  The gallery, 15 West Mesquite Blvd., is open Monday 
through Saturday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.


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