111 Minna Street
San Francisco, California 94105

On Thursday, May 17 at 111 Minna Gallery, many local established and emerging nonprofit leaders will come together for an evening of social networking presented by the Craigslist Foundation, interactive art presented by Exploratorium and SFZero.org, DJs, and an exhibition of photographs taken by blind teenagers from the bold new book by Tony Deifell, Seeing Beyond Sight (Chronicle Books).

With its ambitious, seemingly paradoxical premise, Seeing Beyond Sight challenges our definitions of art, vision, and perception and what it really means to see. The salon will be an experiential extension of this unusual art project that will tap all of your senses. Special guests: some of the blind photographers featured in book.

Tickets are available online, www.seeingbeyondsight.org/seeingsalon

Schedule Seeing-Beyond Salon

What: Seeing Beyond Salon: An Evening of Social Networking, Creativity and Big Picture Thinking

Where: 111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street, San Francisco
(415) 573-6922
Tickets: $10 www.seeingbeyondsight/seeingsalon

When: Thursday, May 17, 2007

7:30pm BOOK PARTY & EXHIBIT for Seeing Beyond Sight: Photography By Blind Teenagers
Author Tony Deifell w/ special guests: blind photographers featured in book.

ZEA (film) & INTERACTIVE ART presented by Exploratorium

EXHIBIT from "Blind Photography Challenge" in New York, California & worldwide presented by SFZero.org (including photos from SF event on May 5 at RX Gallery)

LIVE INTERACTIVE "Shooting-Blind Photography Challenge" presented by SFZero

9-11pm DJs, MUSIC & MORE with DJ Hey Man! & Friends (Power to the Peaceful)
Ren the Vinyl Archeologist (True Skool) & more

Special pre-party social networking for emerging & established nonprofit leaders presented by Craigslist Foundation with Jim Pitofsky, Executive Director of Hands on Bay Area from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

About the Artist & Author:

Tony Deifell is a San Francisco–based visual artist and social entrepreneur. He has spent over a decade creating youth-generated media projects, including From the Hip, Youth Voice Radio, and ISM, which was recognized by the White House as a national model of diversity education. He serves as chief strategist for KaBOOM!, advises film and television projects, and continues to develop participatory media-making productions, including www.wdydwyd.com. Tony was an artist-in-residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, taught documentary studies at Duke University, and was a national leadership fellow with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. He taught photography for five years at Governor Morehead School for the Blind.

Official Website: http://www.seeingbeyondsight.org/seeingsalon

Added by KatherineC on May 9, 2007