SEEING-BEYOND SALON — an evening of art & perception
Saturday, Dec 8 | 5:30-8pm —American Visionary Art Museum | Baltimore, MD| MAP | free
A party of interactive art, music, food & drinks and surprising storytelling.
> Storytelling by Tony Deifell, author of Seeing Beyond Sight: Photographs by Blind Teenagers
> Film screening of scenes from upcoming film about blind photographers in the book
> "How the Brain Organizes Perception" by David Linden (author of The Accidental Mind)
> Photo Exhibit of images from the "Blind Photography Challenge”
PARTY & INTERACTIVE ART about seeing and perception
- Make a collaborative “Tactile Collage” w/artist Loring Cornish
- Get a “Retinal Tattoo”
- Try a game of "seeing with your ears”
- Music: DJ Joe Wall
- Watch “ZEA” – short film that will keep you guessing
- and more
Related event | Washington DC — Author storytelling & film screening
Friday, Dec 7 | 5:30-6:30pm —Busboys & Poets | Wash, DC | MAP
About the book —
SEEING BEYOND SIGHT: PHOTOGRAPHS BY BLIND TEENAGERS (Chronicle Books)
by Tony Deifell w/ foreword by Robert ColesEvent hosts —
“uniquely powerful” ~ Utne Magazine
"savvy, passionate, witty, and yes, beautiful"
"This book will make you look—and look again—
at how you perceive and what you assume."
~ Shambhala Sun
New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times and more recent press.
Book is a great great gift for the holidays. Just $24.95. Buy here, or just
look inside! (A project of Just Think)
Lane Berk, Marshall Clarke (Youthlight), Gin Ferrara & Susan Hayman
(Wide Angle Media), Nancy Haragan (Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance),
Lenneal Henderson (University of Baltimore), Rebecca Alban Hoffberger
(American Visionary Art Museum), Susan Magsamen (Family Stories & AVAM board), Ted Rouse (Healthy Planet), National Federation of the Blind, Rory Turner (Goucher College), Elena Volkova (photographer), and more
Tony Deifell is a visual artist and social entrepreneur. He has spent over a decade creating youth-generated media projects, including From the Hip, Youth Voice Radio, and ISM, which was recognized by the White House as a national model of diversity education, using video diaries to address race issues. He serves as Chief Strategist for KaBOOM!, serves on the board of directors of Active Voice, advises film and television projects, and continues to develop participatory media-making productions such as WDYDWYD? (Why Do You Do What You Do?). Tony was an artist-in-residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, taught documentary studies at Duke University, and was a national leadership fellow with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. He taught photography at Governor Morehead School for the Blind from 1992 to 1997.