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Archive: March 2022

Constance Avery

March 21, 2022 | Comments Off on Constance Avery

“The influences of nature, light, and color were hindered by cataracts and retinitis pigmentosa/usher’s syndrome from the beginning of my painting career. After having the cataracts removed, the colors and brightness of nature and life around me became my guide and inspiration to move forward in life. Even though the RP still keeps my peripheral […] Read More »

Frank Valliere

May 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Frank Valliere

Patron Sponsor: 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 and houses, Light, color, shape, and texture combine to provide the atmospheres that drive Frank’s […] Read More »

Linn Sorge

May 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Linn Sorge

Patron Sponsor: “My interests include weaving, reading, listening to and playing music, outdoor activities such as canoeing, going birding, collecting seashells, and swimming with dolphins. I also have designed a small-scale children’s book project which I do out of my home office. “I began taking weaving classes about twenty-six years ago. I have had the […] Read More »

Sam Smith

May 12, 2021 | 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

May 12, 2021 | 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. “I don’t see the models I use in my work with my eyes, but I see them […] Read More »

Barbara Romain

May 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Barbara Romain

“I earned a BFA degree from the Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) and an MFA degree from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.  My paintings are widely exhibited and I have been the recipient of multiple-year Artist in Residence awards from the City of Los Angeles Department of […] Read More »

Barbara Oswald

May 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Barbara Oswald

“My focus provides a creative way for me to share my ‘lack of visual acuity’ and my passion for artistic expression. My work often surprise sighted people. It takes time to ‘see’ the visual image. Is there a foreground? When does the background become the foreground? Barbara graduated with a Bachelor of Science and studied […] Read More »

Rose Kamma Morrison

May 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Rose Kamma Morrison

“My art is a key to open doors for others to see my secret garden. I have taken many classes that were available to me through school and college years, studied mostly in textiles and fine arts. Now a seasoned artist, I like to try new techniques by participating in pop up classes exploring my […] Read More »

Amber Miller

May 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Amber Miller

“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 encourage of family and friends, I am happily allowing dreams, imaginings […] Read More »

Camille Jassny

May 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Camille Jassny

Patron Sponsor:   “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 […] Read More »