Molly B is a native of the Miami Valley and has lived here her entire life. Just over three years ago she lost most of her vision, and late in 2021 she became completely blind. She’s always loved art exhibits, museums, galleries, and most any type of art. Since her complete loss of sight, Molly had searched for blind-accessible exhibits but found very few options. She decided to try to put together an exhibit here, and with help from the community, she will bring art back to life for the visually impaired in Dayton and beyond.
What most sighted people don't know is that mobility and doing things for ones self isn't the hardest part about going blind, it's the boredom. Most entertainment options are geared toward a visual experience. Close your eyes and go to a movie, or watch TV, look at art, or even a sunset. It's not the same. Most museums and art galleries are strictly a hands-off visual experience. Sensory art encourages a hands on experience for those who can't see with their eyes.
Beyond Vision will be a tactile art experience, but we’ll have more than just touchable paintings. There will be artists working with sound, smell, even taste. We want to open up the world of sensory art to the visually impaired in every way possible.