Seeing Beyond Sight


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San Francisco

March 1 - May 12, 2007
SF Camerawork

Thursday, March 29 @ 6:00PM — SF Camerawork
(cash bar)

>> 657 Mission St., 2nd Fl., (415) 512-2020 | MAP | BART: Montgomery St

Tony Deifell spoke about the book and its relationship to art, leadership and perception. Writer Kathy Knox, who is blind, offered reflections about the book and recently taking up the camera. Screen video-clips of scenes from upcoming film by Bryan Donnell. Also, see images not included in the book. Photos by Nick Sholley.

exhibit author's talk

Thursday, April 5
@ 7:00PM — Cody's Books

>> 2 Stockton St, across from Apple Store | MAP | BART: Powell St

A book signing & conversation with visual artist and social entrepreneur Tony Deifell. Writer Kathy Knox, who is blind, to offer reflections about the book and recently taking up the camera. Ms. Knox serves on the Board of Directors of Lighthouse for the Blind. Photos by Nick Sholley.

cody's books 1 cody's books 2

Saturday, May 5
@ 6:00PM
— presented by SFZero | details | RX Gallery | 132 Eddy Street, San Francisco)

A group of artists, troublemakers and people who are just curious about the world played a street game of blind photography designed to challenge how they see.

SEEING-BEYOND SALON: An evening of social-networking, creativity & big-picture thinking
Thursday, May 17
| 7:30 to 11pm | 111 Minna Gallery

Social networking for nonprofit leaders: "Collaborating for Social Change: Seeing Beyond" presented by Craigslist Foundation w/ talk by Hands On Bay Area's Jim Pitofsky

Book Party, Exhibit & Interactive Art with Exploratorium + SFZero + Chronicle Books Music: DJ Hey Man! & Friends (Power to the Peaceful) + Ren the Vinyl Archeologist (True Skool). Photos by Leslie Keough.

salon crowd Reba Merllett

distortion hoop glasses distortion hoop

tactile collage blind photography challenge

PARTNERS for SALON: Chronicle Books, Craigslist Foundation ,Exploratorium, Hands On Bay Area, Headlands Center for the Arts, Just Think, Lighthouse for the Blind, Members Community, PeaceLabs, Photoworks, Red Ink Studios, Social Venture Network, SF Camerawork, SFZero, Spitfire Strategies

Los Angeles & Long Beach, CA

KEYNOTE ADDRESS 8th Gathering of Social Enterprise (registration required) | Long Beach, CA
Wednesday, April 18 @ 9:00AM —
Social Enterprise Alliance conference | MAP

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Tony speaking

crowd at keynote


BOOK PARTY — Los Angeles (invitation only)
Saturday, April 21 @ 6:00PM
| hosted by Michael O'Keefe, Mary-Gail Artz, Meredith Blake, Kathy Eldon

Boston & Maine

BOOK PARTY — Boston (invitation only)
Thursday, April 26
@ 6:30PM
hosted by Jessica Brooks, Edith Buhs, Arrington Chambliss, Russ Neufeld, Hez Norton, Peter Thomson

WORKSHOP: a workshop on seeing beyond Social Venture Network (registration required) | Maine Saturday, April 28 @ 10:30AM | with echoing green fellow Mardie Oakes


DIALOGUE SERMON (free & open to the public)
April 29, 2007 | 8am, 9:15am, 11am
First Church | 250 Main St. Wethersfield, CT | MAP | Exit 26 off I-91
Cox Cable’s Channel 15 | 1:00PM Sunday 4/29 in Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, Newington, Manchester, Glastonbury and South Windsor

A special dialogue sermon between Senior Pastor Dr. Jey Deifell and his son, author Tony Deifell.

Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina

May 21 - July 8, 2007
Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University | MAP

Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20
from 12noon to 5PM — presented in partnership with SFZero & Exploris
>> Moore Square, Raleigh, (919) 832-8699 | MAP

Bring family or friends to the weekend arts festival.
Find our booth near Exploris.
Pair up with a buddy and try to make pictures using
all your senses - except for your eyes.
Exhibit your prints.
Prizes will be awarded.
Live uploads during festival.


Tuesday, May 22
@ 7:00PM — Quail Ridge Books
>> 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh, (919) 828-1588 | MAP

A book signing & conversation three teachers who taught the photography class at Governor Morehead School for the Blind: Tony Deifell, Shirley Hand & Dan Partridge. PLUS: Meet some of their former students in the book and hear their reflections about learning photography.

Wednesday, May 23 @ 7:00PM — Center for Documentary Studies sponsored by the Duke Eye Center
1317 W.Pettigrew St., Durham, NC | (919) 660-3663 | MAP

With talks by Tony Deifell, Shirley Hand and Dan Partridge who co-taught the photography class at Governor Morehead School; as well as screenings of short scenes from an upcoming film about the students. PLUS: Meet some of their former students in the book and hear their reflections about learning photography.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

September 15 thru November 10, 2007
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County
226 North Marshall Street Winston-Salem NC | (336) 722-2585 | MAP

The exhibition will be on view through Nov. 10 in the Rhodes Gallery of the Sawtooth Building. It is sponsored by The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.

OPENING RECEPTION | October 11, 2007 @ 5:30PM | (free)
Meet some blind photographers from the book who live in the Triad Area.

Denver, CO

Monday, June 25 @ 6:30PM
Tattered Cover
>> 1628 16th Street, Denver, CO 90202 | (303) 436-1070 | MAP

6:30pm Wine & cheese reception sponsored by JVA Consulting & Working With Artists

7:30pm Author, Tony Deifell, will share stories about teaching photography to blind
teenagers and how it changed his way of seeing. Plus, view a few short scenes from an upcoming documentary about the blind photographers in the book.

Host committee: Jennifer Coken, Juana Bordas, JVA Consulting, Rolfe Larson, Martha Lee & the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance, Richard Steckel & Milestones Project, Greg Cradick & Working With Artists.

Washington, DC & Baltimore

Busyboys and Poets
| Dec 7, 2007 @ 5:30pm | more event info

American Visionary Art Museum | Dec 8, 2007

5:30 SALON & PARTY (more info)

Below is a great panoramic photo by Andras Frenyo of the "tactile collage," which artist Loring Cornish led at the event.

11am & 1pm | Photography workshops | event info | photos of event below | co-facilitated by Julie Stovall Lauver

Event hosts: Pat Aufderheide & Ann Williams (Center for Social Media at American University), Andy Carroll (American Poetry & Literacy Project), Leslie Crutchfield (Ashoka & co-author FORCES FOR GOOD), Alison Byrne Fields (Ogilvy Public Relations), Brian Gaines & Mora Segal (College Summit), Kristen Grimm & Katherine Chamberlain (Spitfire Strategies), Kim Huthinson (Disability Funders Network), Judith Katz (The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group), Emily Lawson (D.C. Preparatory Academy), Malkia Lydia (Kuyamba), Katie McNerney (Endeavor Group), Caryn McTighe Musil (AAC&U), Pamela Meyer (Simpatico Networks), Denise Hamler (Co-op America), Darell Hammond & Kate Becker (KaBOOM!), Kris Prendergast (Social Enterprise Alliance), Billy Shore & Nicole Hanrahan (Share Our Strength & Community Wealth Ventures), Wayne Silby (Calvert Social Funds), and various members of Social Venture Network.

Brooklyn, New York

Saturday, March 17 @ 2PM
— presented in partnership with
>> Nelson Hancock Gallery, 111 Front Street, Brooklyn


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