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Archive: March 2023

Kurt Weston

March 21, 2023 | Comments Off on Kurt Weston

“In 1996 I became legally blind from Uveitis caused by an experimental medication used to treat a viral infection of my retinas. The symptom of Uveitis is massive inflammation of the eyes – leaving me totally blind in my left eye and only limited peripheral vision in my right eye.  Previously, I had a career […] Read More »

Frank Valliere

March 21, 2023 | Comments Off on Frank Valliere

“Order, placement and detail are necessary components of my work as well as in my everyday life.  Art should extend beyond the frame and into the three-dimensional environment. “The bulk of my private study deals with a lifelong interest in the rural landscape.  I am taken in by the different atmospheres, the random patterns and […] Read More »

Linn Sorge

March 21, 2023 | Comments Off on Linn Sorge

“I was born in a small community in central Wisconsin. I spent my first four years loving my family’s farm. When it was time for me to go to school, we sold the farm and moved about one hundred miles to the city where the residential school for the blind was located. There was not […] Read More »

Sam Smith

March 21, 2023 | Comments Off on Sam Smith

Sam first discovered the wonderful world of creative indulgence when he was in his mother’s womb and bored out of his skull.  He couldn’t wait to get his hands on some Magic Markers so he could get straight to work. Unfortunately, some urgent matters demanded his attention upon entering That Other Word, such as learning […] Read More »

Russell Schermer

March 21, 2023 | Comments Off on Russell Schermer

“I have had an interest in making things since childhood. I have always had a fascination with cars and have enjoyed forming things from clay. I have combined my interests in these two things to create my work.”

Barbara Oswald

March 21, 2023 | Comments Off on Barbara Oswald

“Persistence is my strength. “I have a Master’s in Education from Cambridge College. “As a practiced, mostly self taught artist, with a college year abroad in Vienna, where art is everywhere. “Creating and sharing my work brings me joy. Persistence is my strength. I have a Master’s in Education from Cambridge College. As a practiced, […] Read More »

Rose Kamma Morrison

March 21, 2023 | Comments Off on Rose Kamma Morrison

Patron Sponsor: “I live on Vancouver Island in BC, Canada. From pristine waters, craggy mountains, to lush rainforest, I have unlimited access for inspiration and am in awe of it.  Slow looking, forest bathing and listening to nature’s song are my experiences in daily life – and happy to share this journey with my husband, […] Read More »

Amber Miller

March 21, 2023 | Comments Off on Amber Miller

Patron Sponsor:   “I’ve had a vibrant imagination since I was a kid, and used to draw, paint and sculpt often. “As an adult, I set that aside for many years. I saw my eye condition as a barrier to any visual expression. “Now, with the unfailing encouragement of family and friends, I am happily […] Read More »

Sheila Koenig

March 21, 2023 | Comments Off on Sheila Koenig

“I am a beginning photographer, captivated by light, shadow, and energy. My background is in Education—I taught 9th grade English for 15 years. I now manager youth programs and services at Minnesota State Services for the Blind. Making time to take pictures not only connects me with nature and the present moment, but also with […] Read More »

Camille Jassny

March 21, 2023 | Comments Off on Camille Jassny

“All my life, art has been an extension of who I am and something that gives me purpose. As my vision has changed over time, I’ve had to continually reinvent my methods to adapt to the fading sense, expanding what I create from one dimension to three by incorporating creative textures so that my work […] Read More »