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Blind Stitching Vis-Ability

Posted in Art, Disability Art, and Disabled Artist

Final Exhibition Tour with Artist, Claire Spector

Friday, December 20, 2019, 1-2pm

Lighthouse for the Blind
1st Floor Gallery 
1155 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Admission is free with RSVP

Large-Print Show Book & Braille Labels, Descriptions, Audio Welcome & Artist’s Statement and Lighthouse MAD Lab Tactile Art Representations are available. 
For more information and reservations, please call: Collaborative Abilities DirectorClaire Spector at 707-494-6503, or email:

“Thankga” by Claire Spector
Photography: Gabriel Sakakeeny
Art, Design, Photo © 2013, Claire Spector 

32 3/4” W x 56 1/4” L 
Cotton, Silk batting

Hand-pieced blocks, overall design setting, hand-piecing, blind-stitching, facing and hanging sleeve, sewn by feel

Several initial machine-pieced strips and blocks; long-arm quilting Design and Quilting: Betty Anne Guadalupe, Guadalupe Designs, Prineville, OR

Alice Sheppard Dance Comes to the Bay Area

Posted in Art, Dance, Disability Art, Disabled Artist, Museums, News, Performance, and Theater

The San Francisco Chronicle had an extensive article about wheelchair user Alice Sheppard. The article announced Sheppard has been selected as a United States Artists 2019 Fellow and her newest dance performance Pas De Deux: Robots as Our Partners is at the Exploratorium, Thursday, May 16, 8:30 pm, and Saturday, May 18, 1:00 pm.

Alice Sheppard
Alice Sheppard smiling and wearing work gloves.

Featured Artist Blog Post: Photographer Kathleen Sheffer

Posted in Art, Disability Art, Disabled Artist, Featured Bloggers, Gallery, and Phototgraphy

Featured Blog by Bay Area Artist: Kathleen Sheffer

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I knew I was starting to heal when I began taking photos in my hospital room. My camera had laid neglected in my bag since I was wheeled into the operating room. For days I couldn’t eat, walk to the restroom, or say with certainty what day it was, though the hospital psychiatrist asked me regularly.