[Art_beyond_sight_educators] art, Touch the Earth
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Fri Nov 19 15:09:11 UTC 2010
In New Hampshire
Monday November 22nd: Art for the Blind
Have you ever wondered what a painting feels like? Or how cuddly a
sculpture can be? Those questions were answered in a new exhibit that
was showcased at the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough. Heather Hamel
shows us how the exhibit was able to remove barriers.
Visually impaired students express themselves through art
/Teachers at Nguyen Dinh Chieu Junior High for blind children in Hanoi
say their wards tend to lack self-confidence, but they have unlimited
The idea of tapping this imagination inspired the "Art House", a project
sponsored by the Lion's Club chapter in Sweden.
The project allows students to express themselves through sculptures.
Statues and reliefs made by students over the last four years or so are
found all over the shelves and walls of the 70-square-meter house.
Bui The Thanh, one of the students, said he put all his memories of the
world into his sculptures.
'Touch the Earth' to display at Earth Day on National Mall
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA will present the new tactile
learning book, "Touch the Earth," on Monday, April 19, in the "NASA
Village" tent at the Earth Day Celebration on the National Mall
organized by the Earth Day Network. This will be the first public
presentation of the book, published last month, with its authors and
illustrators on hand to demonstrate its unique characteristics.
_The Phoblographer <http://thephoblographer.com/>_
...The full black and white menu is easier for a visually impaired
photographer like myself to be able to navigate---and that's what's so
important to me.
Hope through a lens
The DaDaFest International, a Liverpool-based art festival, this week
will showcase the works of two visually challenged photographers from
the city. This is the first time the duo--- Mahesh Umrania and Kanchan
Pamnani--- are showcasing at an international exhibition after having
enrolled to study photography with Partho Bhowmick as part of his Blind
With Camera project.
Umrani and Pamnani were Bhowmick's first students in 2006 after he
founded the organisation. The duo has attended workshops over the years
and now contributed to the images that Bhowmick will showcase at the
exhibition. "The 30-40 images that we're showcasing have been taken by
numerous blind photographers. They're the best of the lot, and prove
that even blind people perceive," Bhowmick says.
Our experience of: Take one picture
St. Augustine Art Association holds tactile art show
Touch the artwork, please!" encouraged Elyse Brady, administrator of the
St. Augustine Art Association, while leading groups of students from the
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind through the Annual Tactile Art
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