With this exhibition, the Coral Gables Museum joins the celebrations on the 90th Anniversary of Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, an organization that provides hope, confidence, and independence to over 75,000 blind and visually impaired persons annually, from babies to seniors, and their families. The show is comprised of two major projects that gather works in different mediums: “Seeing without Sight” and “Fashion”.
“Seeing without Sight” was realized under the instruction of artist Aaron Hill, in collaboration with the students that participate in the Lighthouse’s Visual Arts program. Five large canvases with colorful and tactile collages are the result of the student’s collective effort. These pieces are accompanied by ceramic sculptures and fiber art pieces.
“Fashion” is curated by instructor and artist Jose Gonzalez Martinez and gathers the work of four artists in the program: Nora Delabat, Herb Klein, Ruby M. Rios, and Angie Phang. Through mediums that go from printmaking to drawing to painting and a wide variety of palettes, the works are a celebration of the human body and its beauty.