Insights 2008: An Exhibition of Works by Artists Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

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Insights 2008: An Exhibition of Works by Artists Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
October 2nd, 2008 - December 2nd, 2008
Opening: October 21st, 2008 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Union Square/Civic Center
Mon - Fri 8am-8pm


Artists: Lois Ann Barnett, Charles Curtis Blackwell, Phillip Otiss"Brown, Mari Cardenas, George A. Covington, Martha Cowden, Kristi Dean, Annabella Denisoff, Virginia Knepper Doyle, Pete Eckert, Rosemarie Fortney, Carmelo Gannello, George Geadah, Haley Goodlett, Quin Graddy, Bobbie Gray, Felecia Griffin, Charles Grover, Susan Joy Gustafson, Sharon Haynes, Passle Helminski, Anne Hesse, Michelle Hurdt, Lacee King, David Kontra, Laura Landry, Marie Lane, Sarah Levin, Sergio Lopez, Genesse Mc Gaugh, Richard Mickley, Theadora Moore, Angel Muñoz, Mari Newman, Barbara Romain, Shirley Sanchez, Tamar Solomon, Michael Sutton, John Theiss, Kurt Weston, Dona Wilson

Featured Artists: Phoebe Barkan, Bruce Hall, Michael Jameson

2008 Jurors: Renee Baldocchi, Director of Public Programs at the de Young Museum; Paul Mahder of the Paul Mahder Gallery and artist Dav Pate

“Insights is the venue that both celebrates the work of talented artists who are blind or visually impaired and raises the general public’s awareness of visual impairment. The exhibition also sets an example for all exhibitions to follow by making the art accessible to individuals with visual impairments who attend the show,” - Anita Shafer Aaron, Executive Director of the LightHouse

The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery are proud to present the 19th annual Insights 2008 juried art exhibition, with works from 45 artists who are blind or visually impaired. This year’s show is the largest to date, featuring over 100 works of photography, painting, touchable sculpture, mixed media and more. This exhibition emphasizes the diverse range of how people express themselves and how they see. Insights invites sighted, blind and visually impaired viewers alike to experience the artwork. Touchable sculpture, Braille and alternative format materials, as well as a full audio description including interviews with the artists offer multiple ways to engage the viewer in the art. Audio tours are provided by Acoustiguide, Inc. and Guide by Cell, which allows you to your own cell phone or using donated cell phones from AT&T.

For information on purchasing, audio tours, sponsorship and other questions, contact the LightHouse at 415-431-1481 or email

Insights 2008 is supported by the Community Arts and Education Program of the San Francisco Arts Commission, the San Francisco Foundation, Guide by Cell, Acoustiguide, Inc., Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, RL & Associates, Inc., Envision, RV Kuhns, and 7x7 Magazine.