Passionate Focus

Passionate Focus

Passionate Focus artwork on display during the opening reception in 2017

Passionate Focus is Second Sense’s annual event celebrating all we accomplished over the past year.

Friends of Second Sense gather for a vibrant evening of great food, drinks and conversation.  Our event offers an exciting auction, a wine pull and other fun activities.

The highlight of the evening is the Passionate Focus art.

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 walk away with the realization 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 2017 sponsors for helping to make this event possible!  If you are interested in sponsoring Passionate Focus 2018, please contact Cheryl Megurdichian.

Principal Sponsors:

DLA Piper Logo Ullico Logo
Alpana and Dipankar Mukhopadhyay  Mesirow Financial Logo

Major Sponsors:

ABS Logo  Bill Bass Foundation
Illinois College of Optometry Logo Illinois Eye Institute Logo
LSV Asset Management Logo Marquette Associates Logo

Patron Sponsors:

National Investment Services Logo US Bank Logo
Alpana and Dipankar Mukhopadhyay  Eric and Sharon Langshur
 Senior Lifestyle Logo


BMY Mellon Logo
Chartwells Logo Chicago Equity Partners Logo
Parametric Logo William Blair Logo
Neuberger Berman logo  Nuveen Investments


Barnes & Thornburg Logo CBIZ logo Crowe Horwath Logo
 First Eagle Bank logo Green Courte Partners Logo  McCaffery Interests logo
The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation  Fraida-Cameron Foundation  Chepov & Scott Attorney at Law