Art in the Dark


“This is based on a programof DeafBlind Ontario Services,” explained Susan Mana- han, one of the agency’s representatives, “where we support the sensory explora- tion arts. It’s a way for our clients to express themselves through art.” A person who is blind, or who has such a severe visual impairment that they are vir- tually blind, learns to “see” the world using the other four senses. Blind artists use their senses of smell, touch, taste, and even hea- ring in some situations, to “see” the world around themand then express all those tac- ticle, aural, and olfactory sensations through their artwork, whether through painting or drawing or through sculpture. For the Art in the Dark evening, parti- cipants all received an “impressions” bag containing an assortment of objects. They used their fingers, their noses, and in some cases their tongues and their ears to gain impressions about the objects. Then they tried to put those impressions down as a painting or a sketch. Intervenors, sighted DeafBlind staff who work with the agency’s clients, were on hand to assist anyone who

had difficulty “keeping inside the lines” with their artwork. “When you’re doing stuff in the dark,” said Manahan, with a smile, “accidents happen. But in the end they all will create a piece of art while blindfolded.” The Russell Art in the Dark event is the second such entertainment/public aware- ness event that DeafBlind Ontario Services

has hosted. Agency officials hope the event, and others like it, prove both popular and illuminating for the general public. “I think it does prove amemorable event for the people who take part,” saidManahan. More information onDeafBlind Ontario Services and its programs to assist people in dealing with visual and auditory problems is available at

Ever tried to find something in the dark? It’s not easy if you’re not absolutely fami- liar with where everything is and where you are in relation to them. Imagine then how a person who is blind or has such a severe vision problem that they are vir- tually blind can learn to “see” the world around themand be able to draw or paint what they see in theirmind thanks to their other senses. For several dozen residents of Russell and neighbouring communities, that was the les- son of the evening in the Russell High School auditorium as they took part in the Art in the Dark soirée Oct. 14. Hosted by DeafBlind Ontario Services, the Saturday evening event beganwith a nice supper for everyone. After the dessert course it was time for all those who could see to don “sleeping” masks and cut themselves off altogether from the visual world and accept the challenge of becoming artists without being able to see what they are drawing or painting.

Another match from Russell Scotiabank

Art in the Dark proved an interesting and popular evening’s entertainment and learning experience for participants in the Saturday evening soirée event in the Russell High School auditorium over the Oct. 14 weekend. The event combined fundraising for DeafBlind Ontario Services’ support programs for persons with visual and auditory problems and also helped raise public of howpeople who are blind or have severe visual impairments can adapt their other senses to enjoy and participate in the arts. —photo provided

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Russell Scotiabank’s Lynne Rochon and Suzanne Bolduc present Cindy Saucier with a cheque for $5,000 (matched funds) for the 2017 Terry Fox Foundation, for cancer research. Both ladies helped out that day as well as Chris Clemens, Pamand Jen. The organizers also acknowledged manager Lee McDonell and staff for their continued support of the Terry Fox Run. —submitted photo



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