Hull Foundation promotes sight loss awareness with art auction
To both empower artists with low to no vision and help fund the nonprofit, the Hull Foundation and Learning Center will host an art auction online highlighting work by artists with sight loss from Oct. 8-15.
"It's a great opportunity to promote awareness of sight loss and it supports artists who have sight loss," said Hull Executive Director Keith Vance.
The organization has already received more than a dozen items to display online for bidding, including work from readers, painters, wood turners and more.
"There's a whole spectrum of pieces being submitted," Vance added. "We're excited to show these incredible things people are making."
The foundation is accepting artwork until Sept. 9. The proceeds from the auction will be split between the foundation and the artists represented, with 40% going to the Hull Foundation and the other 60% benefitting the artists.
"We want people who are losing their sight to not lose hope that they'll lose touch with their art," Vance said. "(Art) may be different than how you've always done it, but it doesn't have to go away. It's amazing seeing the work being done by artists with a wide spectrum of sight loss."
Watch the foundation's website at oralhull.org for updates on the auction.
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