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Blind artists show their vision through painting

'Eyes of Artists' is sponsored by the Sight Center and is on display at the American Frame Showroom in Maumee.

MAUMEE, Ohio — In Maumee, there's an art exhibit that proves a physical limitation can't stop creativity. 

"Eyes of Artists" is sponsored by the Sight Center and is currently on display at the American Frame Showroom on Tomahawk Drive.

All the paintings were created by local artists who are legally blind, but artists with a vision.

"With the right attitude and tools, people can do whatever they want," Sight Center representative Tim Tegge said.

Mike Sager of Napoleon said he's at peace when he paints. He specializes in landscapes and uses lighting magnifiers to create his masterpieces, some of which have appeared on holiday greeting cards.

"Blind people can accomplish a lot of things and I'm one of those who have the talent," he said.

Jeannine Dailey has been part of the local art scene for decades. Her work has even been displayed at the Kennedy Arts Center in Washington D.C.

Dailey likes to share the beauty of her eye-opening art with others.

"You know, when I get an idea in my head, I will paint what I see in my head," she said.

Dave Wisniewski is a lifelong artist known for his larger than life western scenes and cowboy images. When he lost his sight, he realized he had to paint big and not small.

"Which makes it more impressive, I think, because of the size. I don't think these would be the same if they were small," he said.

"Eyes of Artists" runs through the end of July and the paintings are all for sale.