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Pepco Edison Place Gallery Displays A Variety of Art Created by Visually Impaired Artists

Today through Dec. 18, the Pepco Edison Place Gallery will exhibit approximately 60 works of art, including paintings and sculpture by artists who are visually impaired.

This five-week-long show is the inaugural exhibition for the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB), in partnership with the students from the George Washington University Corcoran School of the Arts and Design's MA in Exhibition Design program.  

Artists will attend today's opening reception at the Edison Place Gallery from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to share their experiences and information on their works, including select pieces that will be for sale.

Founded in 1900, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind is the only organization of its kind to provide life-changing skills and services to clients who are blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind members of the greater Washington, D.C. region.

Through vision-health screenings, a mobile eye care unit, independent living skills training, community support groups for youth and adults, career counseling and job placement, CLB enables clients to reclaim personal and professional independence by learning to navigate mobility and employment challenges that arise from vision loss. CLB manages 12 government contracts, employing blind members of the greater Washington, D.C. region

For additional information on Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, please visit www.clb.org.

The Pepco Edison Place Gallery is open with free admission noon to 4 p.m. each Tuesday through Friday and is located at 702 Eighth St., NW, Washington, DC.       

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