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Passionate Focus

Passionate Focus 2021

2021 Image of Passionate Focus shows a vivid purple flower against a pale green background with a plump bumble bee ready to land.

Passionate Focus is Second Sense’s annual event celebrating all we accomplished over the past year.  This year’s event is virtual, from June 8-10, 2021.  Friends of Second Sense will gather online to support the clients we serve.

The highlight of the evening is the Passionate Focus art exhibit and auction.

Artists with vision loss from across the country submit over 100 pieces each year.  A jury of professionals in the art world select the works to be included in the exhibit.  They make their choices based solely on artistic merit and know nothing about the artists’ visual impairment.

The artwork draws you in.  You find yourself focusing on the artistic vision, not the artist’s visual impairment. All the artists share a passion to express themselves through their art; sharing with the world their reality.

The event is not only a fantastic evening to celebrate the exhibit; it is a way for Second Sense to further our mission. Guests are amazed at the range of work and the talent of the artists. They see that vision loss does not stop a person from pursuing their dreams — whether they dream to create art, practice the law or simply live independently.

Please take the time to look at the art in:

You can also learn more about the artists — they each have a unique story to tell.

We thank all our 2021 sponsors for making this event possible! If you are interested in joining our family of sponsors for Passionate Focus 2020, please contact Cheryl Megurdichian.

 

Principal Sponsors:

Major Sponsors:

Fort Washington corporate logo
Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation corporate logo JP Morgan Asset Management corporate logo
Mesirow Financial Corporate Logo

Patron Sponsors:

Aberdeen Standard Investments corporate logo BNY Mellon corporate logo
HarbourVest corporate logo Invesco corporate logo
Illinois College of Optometry Logo Illinois Eye Institute Logo
National Investment Services corporate logo Neuberger Berman Corporate Logo
Nuveen corporate logo "Nuveen a TIAA Company" Parametric corporate logo
Siguler Guff corporate logo

Partners:

DLA Piper corporate logo First Eagle Bank logo
Segall Bryant & Hamill corporate logo

Supporters:

Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation Fraida-Cameron Foundation
Mark and Cathy Robbins