The benefits of immersing yourself in the arts are clear: It stimulates the imagination, bolsters critical thinking skills and has positive effects on mood and behavior. But how do you reap the advantages of art if you have a disability that affects the way you see or perceive it? That question is the basis for the inclusive arts movement, which seeks to open up artistic experiences for all people, including those with disabilities. Artist John Bramblitt, who is himself blind, will explore how senses can adapt and experience art in different ways during the Center for Creative Connections Artistic Encounter at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Participants in this hands-on workshop will explore their senses as Bramblitt, who didn’t become a painter until after he lost his sight, delves into the amazing capabilities of the human creative process. Tickets are $5 for DMA partners and $8 for the general public. Visit dallasmuseumofart.org for more information.
Thu., Oct. 3, 2013