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Sat, Jun 03


Palo Alto

Create Art with Maia

Maia Scott, a visually impaired artist, will be on the Palo Alto Magical Bridge Playground on June 3 from 1-3pm to lead arts and crafts. All ages and abilities are invited to stop by and create some magic! Maia, Gleam (her service dog), and the Magical Bridge Kindness Ambassadors await your visit!

Create Art with Maia
Create Art with Maia

Time & Location

Jun 03, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Palo Alto, 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA

About the event

Throughout my life, people have asked me, “What do you see?” Having nothing to compare it with, I do my best to describe my vision in some way a sighted person might understand. It took many years for me to finally realize I am not the only one who sees differently. I discovered you can put a pack of people who see 20/20 into a space and all of them focus on different things. Focusing on how to see differently also helped me to explore things through my guide dog Gleam's eyes. A dog's eye view has taught me to live more deeply in the moment, appreciate the simple things, and that tennis balls are really, really big when sitting in front of your nose. Partnering with a guide dog has enabled me to use my functional sight to play with the shapes around me, allowing me the chance to embrace my seeing as the wild, abstract art that it is without fear or judgment.

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