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Archive: May 2021

Annie Hesse

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Annie Hesse 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 & White film stock to take documentary photographs of the culture and lifestyle she was involved in. In particular, she photographed Punk […] Read More »

Carol Sue Henry

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Carol Sue Henry has been legally blind since birth. In the 1940s, Carol Sue had cataracts removed. This surgery was followed by many more throughout grammar school, high school and college as her battle with vision loss and Glaucoma continued. In 2002, Carol Sue relocated to FL from Illinois. After being introduced to the Lighthouse […] Read More »

Passle Helminski

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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 »

Susan Joy Gustafson

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Patron Sponsor:   “The rainy, temperate Pacific Northwest is my home, but we travel to Hawaii each winter. There, I am inspired by the vibrant climate, colors, textures and patterns. “Painting became my passion after retiring from a dental hygiene career 15 years ago, due to my progressive genetic blindness. I became a yoga teacher […] Read More »

Rosemarie Fortney

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Patron Sponsor:   “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 vision loss from retinitis pigmentosa. “Limited tunnel vision, which some may view as a ‘limiting factor’ […] Read More »

Virginia Knepper Doyle

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“After graduating from the University of California in Berkeley (1955) with a BA degree 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 living in Mexico, 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 and practiced my profession at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. “I was born with poor vision and medical doctor in my country was able to diagnose it. My eye condition was […] Read More »

Stella De Genova

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Patron Sponsor:   “What is left of my vision is a couple of muted colors but mostly shades of gray.  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 […] Read More »

Hamilton Eugene Byrd

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Patron Sponsor:   “I am still teaching others the joy of painting.  Still learning and enjoy 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 talent is the greatest […] Read More »

Julie Bruno

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Patron Sponsor:   “I was diagnosed with RP 35 years ago.  One day, someone told me that I was not artistic.  I decided to prove them wrong.  Having been raised with a mindset that “if you try you CAN,” I decided to not let RP win. I am self-taught and generally focus on architecturals. However, […] Read More »