Tuesday, October 07, 2008
The Art of Seeing
One of San Francisco's best annual art shows opened on October 2nd in City Hall's basement for two months.
"Insights 2008" is a nationally juried exhibition of 45 artists curated by the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, which is next door on Van Ness Avenue.
The artists range from totally blind to "legally" blind, with plenty of variations.
Some of the artists are only able to see colors while others discern only shapes.
What comes across most powerfully every year is how much these artists are focused on the simple act of seeing...
...and sharing their visions is very much a part of that identity.
There's an opening reception on Tuesday, October 21st from 5:30 to 7:30 PM which is usually a fascinating affair that includes most of the artists in person. Check it out.