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Re: teaching about blind artists

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Lynda Brothers Matthew (brosart)
Wed, 18 Mar 1998 18:38:01 -0800

Hi Christy,

I use to work with Michael Naranjo, a now famous American Indian sculpture
who is blind. About three years ago, like a name out of the past, I heard a
program about him on MPR. He is presently living (I think) in New Mexico.
You might try to reseach his work, which is fantastic.

I also had the unbelievable experience of being invited to a deaf/dumb/ and
blind school many years ago in South Africa, where the students wove
incredible rugs and fabrics, and made and repaired intricate whicker
furniture. The weavings were precise, as was the whicker work, and they
were famous for their work nation-wide. I was invited because I did
extensive teaching of tapestry weaving in the area, and some of my students
were working at the school.

Lynda in California