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“The Sixth Sense and Other Myths” to open in October 16 at New York City Industries for the Blind


Art Connects New York & Big Deal Arts

Ginger Shulick; 646.546.5334

Art Connects New York and Big Deal Arts are pleased to unveil “The Sixth Sense and Other Myths”, a group exhibition curated by Ginger Shulick for New York City Industries for the Blind. This exhibition will de-emphasize the “visual” in “visual arts” and will activate sound, smell and touch as well. Shulick noted that “art should not be an alienating experience for anyone living in the art capital of the United States, and this group of contemporary artists have created work that the more than 200 legally-blind individuals that work at New York City Industries for the Blind can directly relate to. Instead of all the exhibitions that focus attention on the one sense that visually impaired individuals don’t have, I wanted this exhibition to highlight the senses and strengths that they DO have.”

This unique collection of work that will be permanently installed in New York City Industry for the Blind’s Borough Park, Brooklyn factory. “The Sixth Sense and Other Myths” includes kinetic sculpture, scent installations, work that is light- or sound-based, high-contrast 2D work and other surprises. Participating artists include: China Blue, Nathan Gwynne, Christophe Laudamiel, Don Porcella, Courtney Puckett, Carolyn Salas, Sara Shaoul, Ned Snider, and Phillip David Stearns.

The opening reception for “The Sixth Sense and Other Myths” will take place on Tuesday, October 16th from 5pm-7pm at New York City Industries for the Blind, 3611 14th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11218. Attendance is free and open to the public.


Art Connects New York (ACNY), founded in 2006, facilitates the installation of permanent exhibitions of contemporary artwork in diverse human service organizations to inspire critical dialogue and promote healing among the people those agencies serve, such as people who are formerly incarcerated, elderly, those with physical or mental challenges, homeless, immigrants and refugees, and LGBTQ individuals, to name just a few. By enhancing the daily experience of thousands of people annually where they live or receive social services, Art Connects New York increases knowledge and understanding for these individuals, opening a new spectrum of possibilities available to them in the world.

New York City Industries for the Blind provides meaningful employment and training opportunities to individuals who are blind or visually impaired in the greater New York City area.

Big Deal Arts provides a variety of services that aid individual artists and arts organizations with a specialization in artist marketing and branding, portfolio development, curatorial consulting, and grantwriting.

This program is supported, in part, by public Funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.
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