Artists with a Vision

Our friends at DFW Reporting asked us to let you know about this very cool benefit exhibit featuring three blind Texas artists.
WHAT:   Artists with a Vision Art Exhibit

Living Successfully with Vision Loss – American Foundation for the Blind

Artists interviews available on Tuesday, Sept. 20 in addition to the evening of the exhibit.

WHEN:    Wed., Sept. 21, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE:    Samuel Lynne Galleries, Dallas Design District
1105 Dragon St. Dallas 75207

WHY:     Benefiting the Center on Vision Loss, Dallas Texas
Contact:    Abi Erickson for tickets, starting at $75 each


Exhibit and Cocktail Reception
Featuring works by award winning artists are living successfully despite their loss of sight. 

John Bramblitt, Painter

John is an artist living in Denton Texas. His art has been sold in over twenty countries and he has appeared internationally in print, TV and radio. He has received much recognition including the ‘Most Inspirational Video of 2008′ from YouTube and three Presidential Service Awards for his innovative art workshops. While art was always a major part of John’s life it was not until he lost his sight in 2001 that he began to paint. It was then that he says, “Art reshaped my life.” John’s paintings are intensely personal, and are mostly taken from real people and events in his life. John’s workshops are unique in the art world in that they not only span the gap between beginning and professional artists, but also include adaptive techniques for people with disabilities. According to John, “Everyone has an artist somewhere in them; sometimes they just need a little help letting it out.”

Pete Eckert, Photographer

“Women talk about a glass ceiling. Blind folks face a glass front door. We can look into the workplace but aren’t allowed to enter. I do something else. I slip photos under the door from the world of the blind to be viewed in the light of the sighted. I view my work during the event of taking the shot in my minds eye. I “see“ each shot very clearly, only I use sound, touch, and memory. I am more of a conceptual artist than a photographer. My influences come from my past memory of art and what I now find in the world at large”.

Michael Naranjo, Sculptor  

Michael Naranjo is an artist who has defied all adversity through his art. Born in New Mexico to famous ceramic artist, Rose Naranjo, Naranjo has now travelled the world showing off his talent and getting his hands on works of art touched by few.

While serving his country during the war in Vietnam, a grenade accident left him blind and his right hand disabled. This did not stop him from pursuing his dream of becoming an artist. With undeniable determination, Naranjo now creates pieces that visibly have movement, balance and flow.

2 Responses to “Artists with a Vision”

  1. Artist Andrey Shwidkiy – modern art. Oil paintings, modernism paintings, landscape paintings…

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  2. Nice blog on John!

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