Saturday, October 11, 2008

Insights 2008 at San Francisco City Hall:
Blind and Visually Impaired Artists

The 19th Annual Insights 2008 exhibition has recently opened in the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery in City Hall, Lower Level. On display are over 100 works of photography, painting, and touchable sculpture by 45 artists who are blind or visually impaired. There are also several mixed media works, my favorites being the combination of ceramics and weaving, and collage with water color. Shown above is an oil painting by Mari Cardenas, titled "Leaving."

The exhibition is presented by The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery.

Braille and other format materials are available, along with audio tours, making the exhibition accessible to sighted, blind and visually impaired alike.

While you are there, you can pick up or drop off an absentee ballot, or vote, as the gallery is adjacent to the Registrar of Voters.

The show runs October 2 – December 12, 2008. The Opening Reception is Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

by Phil Gravitt

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