Beyond Vision Art A Multi-Sensory Exhibition
Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further.~Keith Haring
Everyone loves some form of art, but what good is a picture if you can’t see it? Close your eyes for a moment and imagine that the darkness behind your eyelids is the only thing you will ever see again.
That’s where Molly Brockman lives and has since October of last year. She began losing her sight almost 5 years ago to diabetic retinopathy and had eleven surgeries to try to restore some of her ability to see, but to no avail. She was devastated to spend her first Christmas being completely unable to see the lights and the presents wrapped in colorful paper.
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But in January she rallied and decided she was not going to let her disability stop her. She began looking for a museum or art gallery where she could touch the art, a tactile experience for the visually impaired, but none existed. Molly decided that it was unacceptable and the mission to create her own gallery for tactile and multi-sensory art was born. In April of this year she put on the very first pop-up Beyond Vision Art Gallery Experience in Dayton at the Landing Event Center, and the second one is happening in October. You can visit the Beyond Vision Art website for more details on the upcoming event.
What’s most special about this is that it’s the first gallery event of its kind. In 2023, Molly will begin creating a permanent gallery and learning center in Dayton and will start looking for ways to expand the gallery into a network of artists across the nation and the world, working to bring accessible art into the lives of the visually impaired everywhere.
Join Molly on her mission to create this amazing new outlet for artists, blind and sighted, to show their work. Even without sight, Molly has a fantastic vision for the future.
Visit her page and be a part of an artistic revolution at www.BeyondVisionArt.com.
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- Header: A beautiful representation of an eye with a blue iris and very long eyelashes. It’s mixed media on wood, made with fabric, glass, acrylics, and other materials by local radio personality Gina Ferraro.
- Molly with the piece “Beyond Vision” at a local art event. The piece is made up of different textures representing the beach. There is a smooth, glassy feeling water, rough sand, bumpy starfish.
- A group of people enjoying tactile art on display hanging and on tables.
- “The Art of Lightening” by Chuck Krainz. These remarkably beautiful, massive works, carved by nature/sculpted through artistry, astound with their ability to dance, sway, twirl, and teeter. A lightening bolt, frozen in wood, illustrates the struggle between life and death. The story mesmerizes audiences. All three pieces come from a single 4,000 lb log of a red oak behemoth. (Description is from the Beyond Vision Art website)