Wednesday, July 25, 2012

American Printing House for the Blind Museam: BARDS & STORYTELLERS: Sign up Now!

Join us for a presentation by Enrique Oliu, Spanish language color commentator for the Tampa Bay Rays baseball games. Saturday, July 28, 1:00- 2:30 p.m. Our museum will host a free program featuring Enrique "Henry" Oliu, the Spanish language color commentator for the Tampa Bay Rays, who was featured in the 2009 documentary "Henry O!." http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1312974/ Henry grew up loving baseball, but he has never seen the game he so skillfully describes for fans. He has immersed himself in all facets of the game, and has an extraordinary ability to memorize statistics and background information. Henry can tell from the sound of the bat if it's a single, double, or homerun; as he listens for the ball flying through the air, he can tell if it's a curveball, fastball, or change-up. Blind since birth, at age 5 Oliu moved from his home country of Nicaragua to Costa Rica. At age 10, he came to the United States so that he could attend the Florida School for The Deaf & The Blind in St. Augustine. He earned a degree in communications from the University of South Florida. Oliu spent 10 years in sports radio at various venues in the Tampa area before landing the game-calling job with the Rays' for their inaugural game in 1998. Admission is free but space is limited, so registration is required. Best for adults and older children. Call 899-2213 by July 26 to register or send email to kcarpenter@aph.org. The presentation by Enrique Oliu is part of the museum’s Bards & Storytellers series. This annual series celebrates entertainment industry traditions in the blind community. There are two more Bards and Storytellers presentations in 2012: BARDS AND STORYTELLERS: Ohio State School for the Blind Marching Band August 11, 1-2:30 p.m. Dan Kelley is the Director of the Ohio State School for the Blind Marching Band, the only marching band of blind and visually impaired students in the world. Since its formation in 2005, the OSSBMB has become a national sensation, a result of its thirty-two members marching in the 2010 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA. Join Kelley, the band's founder Carol Agler, and a few former members of the band fresh from 2012 band camp as they relate this fabulous story of the power of music education. Bards & Storytellers celebrates entertainment industry traditions in the blind community. Admission is free but registration is required. Best for adults and older children. Call 899-2213 by August 9 to register. BARDS AND STORYTELLERS: Maria Theresia Von Paradis September 15, 2012, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Join us to celebrate the life and works of Maria Theresia Von Paradis, a performer, composer, and teacher, a contemporary of Mozart's, blind since the age of three. Although largely forgotten now, von Paradis created a sensation in the eighteenth century wherever she performed. For all ages, but best for adults and older children. Roberta Williams, 502-899-2357 Public Relations Manager Tours, InSights Art, General Publicity visit our web site: www.aph.org and our YouTube site, http://www.youtube.com/user/aphftb American Printing House for the Blind 1839 Frankfort Avenue Louisville, KY 40206 Building Independence Since 1858

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  1. I went to a contemporary art fair in Shanghai recently, which was a real eye-opener. Chinese contemporary art has come leaps and bounds from the watery Zen landscapes to huge canvases of strange-looking beings. The prices being asked and paid were huge too.
    Oriental, if not Chinese, my print of Jean-Léon Gérôme's painting, http://en.wahooart.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8BWS6R, bought some time ago from wahooart.com, is as lovely as ever.

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