[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Veterans and art, Smithsonian

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Tue Jan 31 08:35:52 UTC 2017

Two pals’ art show is a party for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


Interview with Barbara Oswald of the Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for 
the Arts. On the Eve of a New World


Blind veteran William Turner from Malvern has paintings included in 
Liverpool art exhibition


83-year-old blind veteran from Wirral to have paintings shown at St 
George’s Hall art exhibition


"/Art – Life Beyond Sight Loss"/

      Date: 14 – 29 January 2017 (excl. Mon and Tue)
      Time: 10am – 4pm
      Location:St George’s Hall, Lime Street, Liverpool
      Admission: £3 per adult, £1.50 per child with reduced rates
      available for groups and schools.

Since 1915 Blind Veterans UK has considered the study of art and craft 
skills to be an important element of rehabilitation for our blind 
veterans. Exploring the impact of arts and crafts on the lives of our 
veterans, ‘Art – Life Beyond Sight Loss’ illustrates how it has enabled 
many of our veterans to build confidence, self-belief and independence. 
Visitors to the exhibition will also be given the opportunity to learn 
about the origins of the charity, Blind Veterans UK’s connections with 
Liverpool and how they can get involved.

The exhibition will feature a variety of work produced by a number of 
blind veterans who have visited our Llandudno Centre for rehabilitation, 
training and respite, including landscape paintings, portraits, 
photography, ceramics and wood work, much of which is available for 
purchase or open for auction bids.

Visitors will get the rare chance to view an outstanding modern version 
of the John Singer Sargent classic ‘Gassed’ painted by blind veteran 
Matthew Rhodes featuring thirteen blind veterans walking hand to shoulder.




United States: Smithsonian American Art Museum Offers America InSight 
Tours For Blind And Visually Impaired Art Enthusiasts


Blind Art Lovers Make The Most Of Museum Visits With 'InSight' Tours


/America InSight/: Verbal Description Tours


Art Museum Tours For Visitors Who Are Blind


Omaha woman who is losing her sight uses her art to fight her fears of 
eventually going blind


Last chance to catch two standout exhibits at HMOA

HUNTINGTON - Two unusual exhibits are going, going, gone up at the 
Huntington Museum of Art.

Sunday, Jan. 8, is the last day to catch the touring exhibit "Sight 
Unseen: International Photography by Blind Artists" as well as "A 
Fragile Peace: The Magic of American Cameo Glass from The Touma Collection."

Curated in 2009 by Douglas McCulloh and originated by UCR/California 
Museum of Photography, an affiliate institution of ARTSblock, the 
University of California, Riverside, "Sight Unseen" and its 100 
photographs has been exhibited from Russia to Korea and from Canada to 
Mexico and all over the United States. It also spawned an HBO 
documentary about blind photographers.


Blind Art Lovers Make The Most Of Museum Visits With 'InSight' Tours


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