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Archive: February 2015

Frank Valliere

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Raised in New England and schooled in Boston, Frank Valliere explored many mediums and subjects. Frank has been painting landscapes for about twenty-five years. Light, color, shape, and texture combine to provide the atmospheres that drive his work. There are rarely people in his landscapes, but their presence is often implied by old barns and […] Read More »

Linn Sorge

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I began taking weaving classes about twenty-one years ago. I have had the joy of working with two excellent teachers at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, IL. It was challenging to figure out ways to create complex braille weaving patterns and work out techniques so that I could do the entire […] Read More »

Sam Smith

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I was born in New York City and moved to California at the age of six, where I have lived ever since. Because of a congenital vision impairment, I learned to read and write using a closed-circuit TV system (CCTV), which I also use to do my artwork. My earliest memories are of drawing, which […] Read More »

David Simpson

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My approach to art varies from painting to painting and season-to-season depending on what inspires or enchants me at the time, and also, what my eyes can handle depending on the kind of dominant light source of any given season. This may lead one, who is not attuned to creative processes, or visual impairments to […] Read More »

Russell Schermer

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I have had very little formal training, but have had an interest in ceramics since I was in elementary school. I have pursued my interest in ceramics and incorporated it with my interest in cars to make my pieces.

Rose Sarkany

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Diagnosed at 16 with Ushers 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 dragon boating. Living on the West Coast of Canada, the mountains, byways, forest, ocean and lakes have […] Read More »

Barbara Romain

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I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Arts in Philadelphia and an MFA from Otis College of Art in Los Angeles. When I was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa in 1984, and became legally blind, I questioned my ability to continue painting. As a professionally trained artist, I had to transform my […] Read More »

Amber Miller

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I’ve had a very 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 in the name of practicality. I saw my eye condition as a barrier to any visual expression. I would buckle down and leave that all behind. […] Read More »

Katherine Kadish

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I am both a painter and printmaker, educated at Carnegie Mellon University (BFA) and at the University of Chicago (MA in Art History). I have exhibited widely since 1973, throughout the US and abroad, in England, China, Korea, and Japan. Solo and group exhibitions in museums include such venues as the Whitney Museum (NYC), the […] Read More »

Passle Helminski

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