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Steps towards inclusion with Ann Lapidus

 Ann Lapidus participated in almost all of the touch art workshop series and sat down with me to talk about her experience in the classes and where she’d like to see the project go from here.  Ann was born sighted … Continue reading

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An unstoppable love of life!

Ceinwen King-Smith is simply an awe-inspiring woman, maker, singer, world traveler, language expert and so much more!  Ceinwen may have been born blind, but she’s never let that stop her from exploring the world and learning as much as possible. … Continue reading

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Beauty Inside and Out: Interview with Stephanae McCoy

Can you tell me about your experience making art?  My situation is a little different from some of the other folks as I’ve only been legally blind for the last 4 years and 4 years prior to that is when … Continue reading

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Continuing Our Creative Lives: An Interview with Artists Suzanne Gibson and Lynda Lambert

Suzanne Gibson is a painter who has owned and operated Rivers Edge Studio and Gallery in New Brighton, Pennsylvania for the past 4 years.  She began losing her sight about 6 years ago due to Stargardt disease, which has caused … Continue reading

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The Preview Event

On Saturday July 14th, we had so much fun in this hands on display of the workshop materials.  Interested students came for a touch tour and conversation with the instructors and registered for the workshops that interested them the most. … Continue reading

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Interview with Louise Chuha, Lace Maker

Tell me about when you began making things, doing crafts: When I was a kid, and went to Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts, everyone had handwork classes. We made linked leather belts and our teacher had us make … Continue reading

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A Hands-on Preview Day

We are excited to share hands-on information about the Touch Art workshops on Saturday July 13th 1-3pm at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.  Each of the workshop instructors will be present to talk about their class and show examples … Continue reading

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