(CBS) – The eighth floor of Wills Eye Institute in center city has been turned into an art gallery for an exhibition of work by the blind and visually impaired.
There’s painting, sculpture, and multi-media artwork. Approximately 100 works are by inspiring local artists who have all had visual challenges.
Alice Lea Tasman founded the world renowned Form in Art program at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where the artwork is also presented each year.
“We are very privileged to each year have the Form in Art at Wills as a testimony to the courage of those people who have gone out to paint and to sculpt and to be part of the world.”
Artist Christine Grasso of Drexel Hill created a decorative cane and other artwork.
“I have a lot of complications from diabetes and I feel very different from other young people and there are people in this class who can relate to me.”
Reported by KYW’s Karin Phillips