Welcome to the future home of ReVision Arts.
In 2019 Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts (MBNCA)’s board, along with our Seattle University intern, several of our artists, and founder Barbara Oswald spent nine months rebranding our non-profit. At our 2018 annual fundraiser, Art in the Dark, we renewed our commitment and announced our new name. Our registered 501(c)3 Federal non-profit is titled South End Seattle Arts Center, and we are doing business as ReVision Arts. We remain an inclusive art-education organization in South Seattle.
Our mission is Art for ALL!, with a focus on artists with all types of disabling conditions and others who consider themselves underrepresented.
Please Touch: Hope Rising
A Tactile Art exhibition curated by Barbara Oswald
August 3rd–27th, 2021
A/NT Gallery, Seattle Center
Tue–Sun, 11 am – 6 pm
Artist Reception: Thursday, August 5th, 3–7 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 7th, 5–9 pm
Featured Artist: Jim Stevens
- Madrona Grocery Outlet, Steven Mullen
- Barbara Guzzo & Paul Purcell
- Kathryn Kurtz & Shaughn Gorman
- Kathy McNutt
- A/NT Gallery
“Hope Rising” by Fresia Valdivia Galvez
Featured Artist Jim Stevens
Jim Stevens is an award winning international artist and author who is also legally blind, with only a pin dot of vision remaining in both eyes. He lost his sight as a result of combat wounds while serving in the U.S. Army. His loss of vision forced the artist to rethink his approach to the art he loves. Today he uses a combination of visual lenses along with his sense of touch to complete each of his extraordinary paintings, scrimshaw etchings and custom works of art. Jim has defied the odds but in his own words, “A man with a vision is never truly blind.”
“Golightly and Cat”, an abstract linear painting by Jim Stevens
Why I make Tactile Art — Doriane Nieburgs
I love the feel of felted wool and the pieces I make are meant to be picked up and held in your hands. There are so many different textures in each piece with all the elements that go into them. The entire experience of making each vessel is a tactile experience for me and that gets transferred to whoever holds the finished piece. It is an amazing moment for me when I see someone cradle the vessel in their hands and connect with the piece on many sensory levels.
I was born and raised in New York City. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Art (ceramics and printmaking) from The University of Wisconsin, in Madison. I lived in Wisconsin for five years until moving to Seattle where I have been, now, for most of my life. I balance my life as a psychotherapist working with my art. My felted wool vessels are part basketry, part sculptural, and similar in many ways to ceramic pots or bowls. The materials I use in the vessels are wool, silk, waxed linen, natural plants, feathers, reed, pine needles, glass beads, and anything else I find that I can incorporate into the work. They range in size from 4 inches tall and 5 inches wide to 6 inches tall and 7 inches wide and are strong enough to be used as bowls or baskets. I am inspired by things in Nature, poetry and other literary forms, and people.
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