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Archive: April 2019

Sam Smith

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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 »

Yvonne Shortt

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Yvonne Shortt is a public installation/sculpture artist focused on investigating disability, equality, and race. Her mediums include wood, clay, and metal. This piece is based on Yvonne’s new work People Like Me. In this work Yvonne talks with people who have a disability and then creates a piece based on that conversation. The finished public […] Read More »

Russell Schermer

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“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 interest in these two things to create my work.”

Barbara Romain

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Barbara earned a BFA degree from the Philadelphia College of Art and an MFA degree from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Her paintings are widely exhibited and she received multiple-year Artist in Residence awards from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the California Arts Council. She was chosen as […] Read More »

Barbara Oswald

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Barbara has a M.Ed and has worked as a disability rights activist since 1976. She received one year of artistic training in Vienna, Austria. She is a visually impaired photographer and painter, as well as a mixed media artist. “My approach to art is to ‘focus on the light,’ and the color within the frame, […] Read More »

Doris Mott

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Doris Mott was born in the city of Charleston, WV, and six years later, moved to a small Ohio farm next to a state forest, where she hiked, found beautiful spring flowers, and picked up nuts in the fall. After high school, she married and attended two years of college. She had a business career […] Read More »

Rose Kamma Morrison

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“Diagnosed at 16 with Usher syndrome has taught me to look, feel and create. I have an interest in all things outdoors. I am happiest when enjoying the experience of running, hiking, rock climbing, swimming, skiing, kayaking and traveling. Living on the West Coast of Canada, the mountains, byways, forest, ocean and lakes have become […] Read More »

Camille Jassny

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“I have been visually impaired and struggled with eye diseases since age 5. I lost my sight completely in 2009, but never lost my love for creative art. I was determined to find a way to follow my passion and stay involved in the community, so I researched how I could remain in the art […] Read More »

Annie Hesse

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Annie began doing professional freelance photography before attending and graduating from the San Francisco Art Institute with a BA degree in Photography. During that period she mainly used and experimented with black and white film stock to take documentary photographs of the culture and lifestyle she was involved in. In particular, she photographed punk rock […] Read More »

Carol Sue Henry

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Carol Sue was diagnosed with glaucoma as a young child. She has not let that stop her creative abilities. She enjoys painting with acrylics, and painting in general helps her learn and has strengthened her ability to focus her eye sight. Carol Sue is one of the visually impaired artists at Lighthouse of Southwest Florida. […] Read More »