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Sunday, May 5, 2013

I’ve never painted in a little black dress before

Carey Corea's mural for ABVI

On Saturday, June 1, I will be painting a live plein air painting for the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s (ABVI) Play It Forward hosted by Macy's. This event is to celebrate ABVI’s construction of an Outdoor Mobility Training Area, which will help visually-impaired children and adults learn to more easily navigate their world.

ABVI, founded in 1911, provides vision rehab services to the Greater Rochester, Finger Lakes, and Southern Tier areas.

ABVI will be able to provide outdoor
mobility training on a variety of surfaces
in their new outdoor area.
The new garden area includes adaptive equipment for children that will allow them to climb, jump, run and play just like their sighted peers. A decade ago, I helped design gardens around handicapped-access modifications at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, so this project is exciting to me.

The painting I do of this garden (and I pray it will be fantastic) will be auctioned off to benefit the project. I urge my fans to attend; it’s a fantastic way to get an original painting by me and support a great project, as well as to see me with my hair combed and struggling to keep paint off my clothes.

In addition, ABVI will be unveiling a mural by Rochester artist Carey Corea, a very fine non-objective painter. He’s an RIT graduate and long-term commercial artist in Rochester. I haven’t seen his mural in person, and I’m excited to do so.

Just the facts:
Saturday, June 1, 2013
6:00 – 9:00 PM
ABVI’s New Vision Rehabilitation Center
500 S. Clinton Ave.
Rochester, NY 14620

Emceed by radio personality and friend of ABVI, Steve Hausmann
Open bar
Hearty hors d’oeuvres to tempt the kid in all of us
Silent and live auctions
Cocktail attire suggested
Event tickets are $100 per person.
Tickets are also available for a VIP reception from 5:00 – 6:00 PM for $150 per person. VIP Reception attendees will have an opportunity to pre-bid on silent auction items.
RSVP by May 17, 2013. For more information, please call Debra at (585) 697-5711 or e-mail:

There are still spots open in our mid-coast Maine plein air workshops! Check here for more information.


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It is very beautiful. This is my favorite style...

Unknown said...

It is so good to know about your garden painting interest. I paint too whenever I get time from my construction work. My mother used to say that one day I'll make this world beautiful with my painting skills. Who knew that this hands will be covered with grease.

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Anonymous said...

Bruce, We're hosting Carol's painting workshops in Maine this summer. My husband had a career as a stone mason and tried out a workshop with Carol in the Adirondacks last fall. He loved her patient style and encouragement to consider many techniques to improve his results. He was excited to share the experience with some very experienced students, too. If you can, consider coming to Maine for one of the workshops. Here's the link with more info: