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Ricky Trione
Blind artist brings art lesson, inspiring message to Chisholm Elementary
Posted on 04/19/2018
Ricky Trione

Chisholm Elementary students got a special treat recently with a visit from Ricky Trione, a blind artist from Fairhope who shared with them an art lesson and an inspirational message.

Trione drew in a realistic style with pen and ink for a long time. After he lost sight in both eyes, he eventually discovered a painting method involving textures that allowed him to continue to create art.

Trione talked to the students, going to each one to ask what colors they were mixing to create new colors. Chisholm art teacher Tia Blackmon also took the opportunity to tell Trione about the strides she has seen her students make during the year.