April 3, 2017 by Burgundy Woods
Trina Bacon continues to pioneer the “Art Equality for Everyone” movement as The Color of Blind launches yet again in 2017! If this is the first time you are hearing of this art event, the Color of Blind allows visually impaired individuals, along with others with special sensory needs or challenges, to better connect with art by showcasing peices that you can touch, hear and/or smell.
The Color of Blind is free to the public and is pleased to be showing with The City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture at Plaza De Armas this year. The opening reception is from 5:30p.m. to 9p.m. April 15th . The exhibition continues Monday–Friday 8-5pm, April17th through 20th at 115 Plaza De Armas San Antonio, 78205.
First debuting in 2013, The Color of Blind allows visually impaired, special sensory needs and children a show specifically dedicated to redefining participants’ “vision” of art. Local artists from every medium and every level of expertise participate creating work designed to entice smell, touch, and taste for a sensory perception unlike any other art show. The Color of Blind’s dream is for the San Antonio community to invest in building the first art museum for the visually impaired and special needs community in the United States.
- Partnered with VIAMetropolitan Transit to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2015 by hosting a special month-long exhibit at The Grand VIA Offices location.
- The City of San Antonio Public Library’sdowntown location is hosted two exhibitions of The Color of Blind. Permenant work in newly opened Low-Vision Room especially for visually impaired and low-vision children. The second was an exhibition of our “Best in Show Artist.”
- The Color of Blind was awarded in March 2015 “The Big Boal Award” by Contemporary Art Month organizers for their innovation and stellar artist collaboration to better the San Antonio art community.
- The Color of Blind was honored on White Cane Day at a ceremony in front of the Alamo by the The Alamo Council of the Blind and the San Antonio City Council for our contribution to the visually impaired community.
“The Color of Blind shows are always free to the public. This show is our way of starting a new movement for the arts community. Everyone should be able to fully experience art, through our transformative efforts, we strive to say, ‘Yes’- please touch the art!” says creator and curator Trina Bacon.