Opening night at Picture ‘Perfect’: Blind Ambitions art exhibit

UPDATE (May 31, 2019): Due to low registration, Blind Beginnings is not attending this event as a group. Families are still welcome to attend this event as it is free and open to the public. Instead, Blind Beginnings will go to the Picture ‘Perfect’: Blind Ambitions exhibit on Monday, June 3rd from 10-11am.

Join Blind Beginnings on June 1st for the opening night of Picture ‘Perfect’: Blind Ambitions, an art exhibit featuring the work of artists who are blind or visually impaired. In commemoration of Accessibility Awareness month, this exhibit brings together noted artists with visual impairments, as well as disability scholars to present imaginative creations that explore themes of vision and blindness. For this exhibit opening, there will be an artist talk by renowned legally blind creator, performer, and painter Bruce Horak, a performance by a live band, and light refreshments. All five visually impaired artists, whose work is featured in this exhibit, will be in attendance to answer questions. Some of the artists include: Richard HarloweCathy Brown, & Bruce Horak.

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 7:00-9:30pm
Where: UBC Nest Building (6133 University Blvd, Vancouver, V6T 1Z1), Hatch Gallery – room 2126 (2nd floor)
Who: All Blind Beginnings members and families are welcome to join on this artistic outing.
*Please note, signing of a media release form is required for attending this event as there will be media on site.

Transportation Info
*Parking nearby at Lot B4 for $3/hour. (Lot ID: 5631)
**Bus information: 33 UBC bus line. Nearest stop: Northbound Wesbrook Mall @ Thunderbird Blvd. A Blind Beginnings staff member will meet you at the bus stop at 9:45am, if requested.

About the exhibit

A partnership between UBC’s Wingspan cluster and Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture, this project builds on the tidal waves of change and activism from disability artists, self-advocates, disability studies scholarship, and the human rights disability movements to explore the unique visions of artists with visual disabilities. Commemorating B.C.’s Accessibility Awareness month, we bring together noted artists with visual impairments and internationally renowned disability scholars for a week of ‘meditative mashups’ (http://wingspan.educ.ubc.ca/studio-live/). The exhibit mashups will present often unexpected profusions of colorful visions, rich textures, and imaginative creations by artists with visual disabilities whose work enticingly asks audiences, “Can you see, what I see?”

Please RSVP no later than May 31st to lisa@blindbeginnings.ca and indicate how many members of your family are planning to join.

There is no cost to participate, however an active Blind Beginnings Membership is required for all of our programs.

If you are not able to make it out for this event; the Picture Perfect: Blind Ambitions exhibit runs from June 1-6, daily from 10am-6pm at the Hatch Gallery at UBC.