Mark your calendar for the inaugural Community Art Show Reception through Chattanooga Therapeutic Recreation on Monday, October 27, from 5 – 7 p.m., on the 3rd floor of City Hall, 101 E. 11th Street. This art show will showcase 5 pieces created by Signal Centers Adult Center participants along with their bottle garland decorating the space. The show will also include artwork from the SELF Project, which is a program Therapeutic Recreation hosted for individuals to create artwork, along with other community artists with a variety of abilities.
This is a free exhibition. Swing by any time between 5 – 7 p.m. to support the artists.
BEYOND THE SELFIE CLASS
Taking selfies is fun and almost everyone with a mobile device has done it. But, did you know the camera in your mobile device can be used to make art you can put on your desktop, hang in your house, or frame and sell at a fall festival or art gallery?
Join us for a lunch hour class, led by avocational nature and industrial scene photographer John W. Coniglio. This beginner class covers basic mobile device photography from a fine art perspective. Art experience or knowledge is not a prerequisite.
We will use the Apple iPhone as a camera, but the principles involved encompass the broader arena of photography, regardless of the device being used as a camera.
Bring your lunch, mobile device and imagination! Space is limited.
WHEN: Thursday, October 30. Noon - 1 p.m.
WHERE: Signal Centers Assistive Technology Center, 2300 Bailey Avenue, Chattanooga
CLASS FEE: $35 per person OR $20 with student or military ID
For more information, call 423-629-4174, Ext. 505
LOW VISION EXPO
WHEN: December 5, 2014, 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.
WHERE: North River Civic Center, 1009 Executive Dr., Ste. 102, Hixson, TN 37343
- Learn about low vision resources
- Check out the latest technologies and optical magnifiers
- Connect with area service providers
- Enjoy entertainment and visual arts presented by regional visually impaired artisans
- EXPO is FREE
The expo will also include a 2-hour workshop presented by Luis Perez, a nationally recognized technology and accessibility educator, speaker and author. Perez, who has a visual impairment, has experienced firsthand how technology can improve the lives of people with disabilities in a positive and meaningful way. The workshop will target visually impaired iPhone and iPad users and will demonstrate in detail how those with low vision can use this technology, including an overview of the most critical apps. Seating for the workshop will be limited to 25-30 seats. Cost is $50/per person.
For more information on event sponsorship, vendor opportunities or to reserve a spot in the workshop, please contact Cheryl Saucier at (423) 629-4171, ext. 501
You can also give back by donating your unused low vision devices.