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Weekly Online Support Group
April 15, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
While we continue to monitor the developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we would like to stay in communication as much as possible. For the time being, we’ve decided to host weekly (virtual) support groups and will try to have a guest speaker each week.
This week we are excited to have Mr. John Bramblitt join us. John is an artist living in Denton Texas, his art has been sold in over one hundred and twenty countries and he has appeared internationally in print, TV and radio. Prior to his blindness, John studied at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, where he graduated with honors. When Bramblitt lost the last of his vision in 2001 due to complications with epilepsy and Lyme’s disease, his hopes of becoming a creative writing teacher were shattered and he sunk into a deep depression. He felt disconnected from family and friends, alienated and alone. But then something amazing happened– he discovered painting. He learned to distinguish between different colored paints by feeling their textures with his fingers. He taught himself how to paint using raised lines to help him find his way around the canvas, and through something called haptic visualization, which enables him to “see” his subjects through touch. He now paints amazingly lifelike portraits of people he’s never seen–including his wife and son. Credit: https://bramblitt.com/
Please join us via Zoom, every Wednesday in April. We know several of you are not familiar with Zoom, but it is fairly easy to use. Please allow yourself plenty of time to join the meeting. If you need assistance, call Shawn Keen at 817-529-7811.
There are two ways to join:
- Dial (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID: 323 766 1292
We miss seeing you, but we’re excited to use the available technology to stay connected.
Watch here if you were unable to join us: https://youtu.be/lWSdzRnNIiY