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Threats of rainy weather didn’t dampen the spirit of the many guests who attended the Council’s Fall Gallery Night event on Friday, October 4.

“Art From Within” features the work of two visually impaired artists—Ron Wendt and D. S. Sully. Ron’s Zen Glass Art sparkled with beautifully interpretive glass-on-glass mosaic pieces that subtly suggest one or more Zen themes: solitude, mystery, nonattachment, impermanence, suffering, playfulness, simplicity, and compassion.  D.S. Sully’s “Boonducks”—wood-sculptured decoys are clever, creative and whimsical. His pieces are “hatched” out of barn timbers, fence posts, pier pilings and weathered pillars—plus his imagination!

Ron WendtLoretta Himmelsbach, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired, welcomed guests and noted that it was the 25th anniversary of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s Gallery Night events. Amanda Basich Kron provided beautiful background harp music as visitors viewed the art pieces, chatted with the artists, learned about the Council’s programs and services for individuals who have vision loss, and enjoyed refreshments.

D. S. Sully.

This exhibit runs through October 30, 2013 at the Council office, 754 Williamson Street, Madison. If you weren’t able to attend the opening artists’ reception, there’s still time to view and/or purchase from this collection. Exhibit hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.