Artist John Bramblitt creates art that is accessible to both the sighted and those with visual impairments.
A multi-sensory exhibit will make art accessible to both sighted visitors and those with visual impairments. Art Through All Eyes will feature 3D tactile art, artwork by local and national artists, and multi-media pieces created by children from the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments (DGCKids).
Art Through All Eyes will open with a reception, audio description tours and painting demonstrations by artist John Bramblitt from 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 24 at the Bullivant Gallery. The exhibit will also be on display at Bullivant Gallery from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, March 25, and noon-3 p.m. Sunday, March 26.
Bramblitt, whose artwork is sold around the world, has become the world’s number one blind painter since losing his sight in 2001, according to TopTenz. On Saturday, March 25, children with visual impairments and their families can explore the exhibit and meet Bramblitt at the Bullivant Gallery from 10-11:30 a.m. Bramblitt will also host a youth painting class for children and youth with visual impairments from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Sunday, March 26 at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Both events are free but registration is required.
Saint Louis Art Museum will highlight Bramblitt’s work during Family Sunday from 2-4 p.m. March 26. Guests of all abilities can participate in hands-on experiential art classes and learn more about multi-sensory art from Bramblitt. The event is free and open to the public.
Bramblitt will lead an experiential painting class for people of all abilities, ages 16 and up, from 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at the gallery. Participants will use multiple senses to create their own piece of art to take home. Registration is $35; space is limited.