Multi-Sensory Workshop with John Bramblitt
During this two-hour workshop, artist John Bramblitt guides participants through creating and experiencing art using all of their senses. They will learn to paint without sight, similar to John, by using their sense of touch while blindfolded. This experience is surprising, fun, and typically has people laughing throughout.
Registration is $40 per person and all supplies are included. Space is very limited.
Purchase your registration at lewisvillegrand.com/tix.
About the Artist:
Very often, when someone first learns that artist John Bramblitt is a completely blind painter, the first thing they do is look at his paintings to see if they can see the blindness. Trying to find any hint or subtle tell that shows the line between eyesight, insight, and imagination. He understands this compulsion completely as he too has been obsessed with what it means to perceive the world around us, and how we use our perceptions to communicate with one another. It has been this fascination with perception that drove him to become one of the very first visually impaired painters and the world’s first blind muralist.
This workshop is part of a series of events supporting Bramblitt’s art exhibition, Bramblitt: From the Beginning. The exhibition is a reflection of the past 20 years: a snapshot of his process, pain, and eventual calmness that he found in front of an easel. This is the first time he has looked all the way back to when he first created the techniques to paint without sight, and then on to each subsequent series as an adventure in subject matter, color exploration, and discovering new techniques. On this journey his artwork has gone to more than 120 countries; he has been appointed as a cultural ambassador by the state department; and he has discussed his art in some of the most respected museums in the world. Yet, he feels like he has barely begun his adventure into art and understanding how we truly perceive the world around us. The exhibition will be on display at The Grand Sept. 23 through Oct. 22. The Art Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., as well as during public events at The Grand.