John Bramblitt, Guest Artist to Speak at Sept. 3rd VAST Meeting


John Bramblitt will be speaking to “Inspiration in Paint” on Thursday evening for the members of VAST. He will share his method of painting as well. Huffpost Arts and Culture (Sept. 3, 2015 online) referred to Bramblitt’s “trademark blend of vibrant colors, swirling brushstrokes and meaningful emotionality that stuns viewers, especially those previously unaware of his visual impairment. Through a series of raised lines on the canvas, he can determine his spatial position at any moment. Through sense of touch he is able to determine the correct paint color, noting that “because oil paints are made from different substances they have a viscosity and texture that varies slightly from color to color.” Through a vivid imagination, he is able to create works that transcend his own physical limitations and enter another realm, one in which the mind and not sight rules supreme.”
Bramblitt is an artist living in Denton, Texas, but his art has been sold in over thirty countries. He has appeared internationally in print, TV and radio and has appeared on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, ABC, NBC, FOX, Discovery Channel and BBC Radio and TV to name a few outlets. He’s been featured in ‘The New York Times’ and ‘Psychology Today’ as well as designed the artwork for numerous magazine covers and even the artwork for major film productions. Bramblitt is the subject of the award winning documentary shorts “Line of Sight’ and “Bramblitt.” His work has received much recognition including the “Most Inspirational Video of 2008” from YouTube and three Presidential Service Awards for his innovative art workshops. To see more of John Bramblitt’s work,
Visual Arts Society of Texas Members are in for an informative and meaningful evening. Everyone is welcome to attend the monthly meetings, which are held at 7:00 pm on generally the first Thursday of each month (September through May) at the Patterson-AppletonCenter for the Visual Arts in Denton.  Members attend free and guests are charged $3 per meeting.Monthly meetings feature an art demonstration/lecture given by artists of varying media.  Meetings also include an informal exhibit upon which the attendees vote to select the Artist of the Month.

2015/2016 VAST Meeting Program Schedule

The 2015/2016 Presentations:

September 3, 2015  John Bramblitt,  Inspiration in Paint, and demonstration

October 1   Laurin McCrackin, Watercolor Presentation

November 5   Olivette Hubler, Plein Air (Oils)

December 3   VAST FEST, Artist Networking, Social Night

January 7, 2016   Deborah Boschert, Fiber Art

February 4   Cecy Turner, Watercolor

March 3   Colby Parsons, TWU Professor – Ceramics

April 7   Toby Grauberger, Vinyl Art  (And Youth Show)

May 5   Walt Davis, Watercolor

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