Seeing Beyond Sight

While I was in Berlin, I posted about my experience eating at Unsicht-Bar, where we dined in the pitch black, and were served our meal by our blind waiter. It was one of those experiences that really makes you appreciate what you have in life – like vision.

Coming up on December 8th, you can experience a different kind of “blindness” at the American Visionary Art Museum. For their event “Seeing Beyond Sight” they are teaming up with Tony Deifell who will conduct blind[folded] photography workshops along the lines of his book Seeing Beyond Sight: Photographs by Blind Teenagers. The event is free and open to the public, but bring a digital camera if you have one (reservations requested through the link above or calling AVAM at 410.244.1900).

MORE: SF Seeing Beyond Sight Blind Photo Challenge here, and for more about the book, check this link to Chronicle Books


  • I have been working closely with Tony to plan the workshops and evening salon—which is also free. There are some intriguing things planned for the 5:30pm SALON. David Linden the author of The Accidental Mind ( will be sharing his thoughts on perception along with a representative from the National Federation of the Blind. Loring Cornish will be there doing tactile mosaics, a DJ, food, etc. I can’t wait!

  • Another great project coming to Baltimore featuring artists with disabilities is Quest Fest, a two week festival of visual theatre. Visit their website at and check out their performances at Towson, Theatre Project, and Creative Alliance in January. Of course, I encourage everyone to visit for more information about artists with disabilities and their fantastic work in the performing, visual, and literary arts.

  • their previous events for this project look seriously fun!

    i happened to be in SF and a friend dragged me to one of their events in May (500 people came!). i thought it was only going to be a cheesy do-gooder type event (yawn), but was so surprised how fun it was too

    anyone interested in arts and perception will dig it

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