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Archive: March 2022

Barbara Oswald

March 22, 2022 | Comments Off on Barbara Oswald

Note: JAWS users, please use the spacebar to activate the audio. “Her Blindness” is my story. “I was the ‘low vision guide’ for my sighted friend and poet, Jane Walster. The audio file above is a digital recording of the poem so that non sighted patrons can hear the spoken words. Access to Art for […] Read More »

Sam Smith

March 22, 2022 | 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 »

Rose Kamma Morrison

March 22, 2022 | Comments Off on Rose Kamma Morrison

“I was diagnosed at 16 with Usher Syndrome (progressive deaf-blindness) now having less than 10 degrees of peripheral vision. “I studied art throughout my school and college years, exploring watercolours as my main practice. As my vision diminishes, many forms of art have changed – that change has been a positive influence for me.  It […] Read More »

Amber Miller

March 22, 2022 | 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 encouragement of family and friends, I am happily allowing dreams, imaginings […] Read More »

Beth Meador

March 22, 2022 | Comments Off on Beth Meador

“I’m a self-taught artist.  I’ve been legally blind since very early childhood from Retinitis Pigmentosa.  From as far back as I can remember, I was fascinated with artists and their techniques.  Like a sponge, I watched and absorbed different techniques, along with tips and suggestions from many artist friends, magazines and video tutorials.  I am […] Read More »

Camille Jassny

March 22, 2022 | 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 »

Annie Hesse

March 22, 2022 | Comments Off on Annie Hesse

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 »

Passle Helminski

March 22, 2022 | 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 »

Susan Joy Gustafson

March 22, 2022 | Comments Off on Susan Joy Gustafson

“My husband died last January after a five year joust with pancreatic cancer. “My guide dog and I moved to Omaha Nebraska in a dazed state of mind to care for my Dad who is 97 years old  in an elegant Senior Living Facility. Imagine my joy, we live next to the hobby room: unlimited […] Read More »

Rosemarie Fortney

March 21, 2022 | 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 vision loss from Retinitis Pigmentosa. “Limited tunnel-vision which some may view as a “limiting factor” of RP, I find artistically […] Read More »