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Amy Amantea

Accessing Art with Amy

Amy Amantea speaks with artists and learns what inspires them, what adaptations they have developed, and the barriers they face. 
 

Accessing Art with Amy

Amy Amantea speaks with artists and learns what inspires them, what adaptations they have developed, and the barriers they face. 
 

Recent episodes

  • Johnny Tiger

    Authored on May 11, 2023

    "Johnny Tai is a lot of things. He is an accomplished martial arts instructor, a former dragon boater, a YouTuber and a singer songwriter. He also is a tactile artist. Johnny, who is totally blind and partially Deaf, shares the biggest challenge he had when he was learning how to draw was how to translate a three-dimensional form onto a two-dimensional surface. Using aluminum or copper sheets as his medium, Johnny continues to explore texture and form as he draws images and scenes from his imagination, as they are not things he has seen before.

    Connect with the Artist on his website: http://www.johnnytiger.com/
    Connect with Johnny on Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnnytiger1981?lang=en
    Connect with Johnny on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnnytiger1981/
    Subscribe to Johnny on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/bigbigmanful"

  • ADHD is my Superpower

    Authored on April 13, 2023

    "Joining us from, Duncan, on Vancouver Island, Lise Gillies describes her ADHD as a superpower – being able for focus on multiple things at once while creating graphic recordings. She also works with Indigenous traditional plants to create some of the most luxurious lip balms ever.

    Connect with the Artist on her website: blackbirdholistic.ca"

  • I am Times New Roman, size 14 font, please!

    Authored on March 9, 2023

    "Katherine Matlashewski is a graduate of Studio 58, a well-known professional acting school in Vancouver. Being dyslexic meant she had to advocate for herself throughout her education and life, but she is turning some of these experiences into work that she can perform on stage in order to “fill that gap” where artists with disabilities should be present.

    Connect with the artist on Instagram: @katie_kat347"

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