I was struck by the painting “Beacons” by artist Annie Leist; she captures the red pedestrian signal light as a beacon, and also paints other images from the city streets. This is also true for me,
As I slowly lose my vision all I might see is this lighted red hand as I walk up the street.
Next weekend is Disability Pride Parade weekend and there will be artist talks, Saturday July 8, 2017 at the exhibition of dis, a group exhibition featuring work by several artists experiencing and exploring disability.
Saturday, July 8, 2017 : Artist talk at dis the inaugural exhibition of Art Beyond Sight’s
Art and Disability Institute
The Gallery at Industry City, 274 36th St., Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY 11232
Emilie Gossiaux and Annie Leist
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Verbal description tour including their work.
“Inspiring Audiences,” a performative and interactive lecture.
June 22 – July 22, 2017
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat noon-6pm, and by appointment
I want to share this video from the Today Show about Emilie Gossiaux, she teaches several of our classes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Emilie Gossiaux lost her sight after a bike accident, but that is not stopping her from pursuing her passions of painting and sculpting.
My eyes are opened wide by this insightful article written by artist Fotis Flevotomos, who has spread the word about Art and Low Vision. First, in New York when he spent a year as a Fulbright visiting artist at the New York Public Library, and now he has returned to Greece to teach multi-sensory workshops with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center and the Benaki Museum.