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Art program helps Alzheimer's patients focus
Many museums have created programs to make their exhibitions accessible
to people in wheelchairs or the blind. The Berman Museum of Art at
Ursinus College, in Collegeville, Pa., is reaching out to people with
Sacramento's Blind artists
Pete Eckert, in his Sacramento photography studio, cannot see what he is
photographing, but through memory and instinct painstakingly creates
images that will be part of Thursday's show
Gallery showcase for blind artist
TALENT IN THE FRAME: A work by Yvonne Dolloway, who will be featured in
a London exhibition
A north-east artist who is registered blind has had her work showcased
at a prestigious London gallery.
Paintings by Yvonne Dolloway, from Gardenstown, have been included in an
exhibition at the city's Menier Gallery.
The display was put together by the Macular Disease Society to mark its
25th anniversary and celebrate the artistic talent of people affected by
Radio program with Peter Eckert - inclues other subjects
Insight: Hantavirus / Almost Somewhere / Blind Artists / Sea of Bees
The fact and fiction about a rare and deadly virus at Yosemite National
Park; A travel writer's tale of a month-long journey along the John Muir
Trail; Visonary blind photographer Peter Eckert; Sacramento indie band
Sea of Bees.
Art that's meant to be enjoyed with real feeling
With most art it's a case of look don't touch, but at Pauline Harper's
new studio the opposite applies.
Many of the artworks created by the visually impaired artist at the
studio, Hands On, are designed to be enjoyed through touch.
"It kind of goes hand-in-hand with the name, Hands on Art.
"Most people paint what they see, but we're painting with what we feel,"
said Ms Harper, who has just 3 per cent vision.
"Most of our art is touchable which is a huge difference from the
average piece of art."
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Painter, 80, opens her first art exhibition with stunning works she has
produced despite being almost blind
A talented painter is enjoying success with her first art exhibition -
despite being almost blind.
Kate Barclay, 80, was diagnosed with macular disease in 2008 and has had
to give up driving, has problems finding her keys, using the phone and
struggles to see the pavement on the few occasions she ventures out of
The disease means her vision is constantly blurred but thanks to 40
years of practice and the help of friends who drive her to rural
locations to complete her masterpieces, she still produces over 30
landscape paintings every year.
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