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Archive: March 2020

Passle Helminski

March 19, 2020 | Comments Off on Passle Helminski

Passle is a visually impaired artist who graduated with a MFA in Weaving and Textiles from Edinboro University. She exhibited in countless exhibitions all over the country and in many international exhibitions, from Germany to Singapore, Sweden, Australia and China. She has taught at the Neighborhood Art House, has been an adjunct at Mercyhurst College […] Read More »

Rosemarie Fortney

March 19, 2020 | Comments Off on Rosemarie Fortney

My love of making art continues to grow well-beyond my studies at Cardinal Stritch and Mt. Mary Universities in the Midwest. My means of artistic expression cannot help but be influenced by the progression of visionloss from Retinitis Pigmentosa. Limited tunnel-vision which some may view as a “limiting factor” of RP, I find artistically “frames” […] Read More »

Virginia Knepper Doyle

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After graduating from the University of California in Berkeley  (1955) with a BA in English and Psychology, and working at the “Harvard Business Review” as an Editorial Assistant, I began a life as a Foreign Service wife which led me to  live in Mexico, The Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Switzerland and France, as well as Massachusetts, […] Read More »

Leticia De Guzman

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“I am a native of the Philippines and migrated to the United States in 1968, I have a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition from the Philippines and practiced my profession at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. “I was born with poor vision and no medical doctor in my country was able to diagnose it. […] Read More »

Stella De Genova

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More than 90% of what I see in the physical world ranges from muted colors to grays to black.  I have a minimal field of vision and what I do see is blurred.  As natural or artificial light around me dims, so does my vision.  Working on a painting has become more and more intimidating […] Read More »

Hamilton Byrd

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Hamilton E. Byrd is 60 years old and is still teaching others the joy of painting. Still learning and enjoys sharing art with all that come to learn how to paint. I have been drawing and painting for a long time and will do so as long as I am able.  Being blessed with this […] Read More »

Charles Blackwell

March 19, 2020 | Comments Off on Charles Blackwell

The pieces I submitted to Second Sense are a reflection of various subject matters which are interpreted through visual art. ‘Riding Route 66 to Barstow California 1961’ is where I reflected back to the many trips I would take with family across the country and riding through the blazin de sort. The ambience of Chicago […] Read More »

Constance Avery

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Constance Avery is a formally trained artist who is both hearing impaired and legally blind. Painting full-time for the last seven years, using acrylic ink and other mediums to explore and create new styles of painting helps to show her journey into the limited field of vision. Constance says the restrictions of tunnel vision creates […] Read More »

Kurt Weston

April 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Kurt Weston

Kurt Weston, world class photographer turned blind visionary, is a Master of Fine Arts graduate from California State University, Fullerton. Kurt, 61, was once part of what he calls “the illusion machine.” As a glamour photographer, he would jet to Europe with top makeup artists and hair stylists, transforming models to create the appearance of […] Read More »

Frank Valliere

April 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Frank Valliere

Raised in New England and schooled in Boston, Frank Valliere explored many mediums and subjects. He has worked the last forty-five years as an all-purpose illustrator, designer, fabricator, and restorer of everything from jewelry and handbags to furniture, to gardens, landscapes, and houses, to vehicle toys and bicycles. Light, color, shape, and texture combine to […] Read More »