Helen Keller Traveling Art Show


Helen Keller Traveling Art Show


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Mobile— Artwork, part of a juried state-wide and international exhibit from students with visual and/or hearing impairments, was on display in the University of South Alabama Library's first floor gallery from July 19, 2013, through September 20, 2013. The work was created by students of all ages with sensory impairments in Alabama public, private, home and residential schools. The artwork was part of "The Helen Keller Art Show," which featured the winning entries of various media of art made by the students. The show was unique with emphasis on creativity, color and tactile media, and was free and open to the public during Library hours.

The art show traveled throughout the state of Alabama and was displayed in several museums and agencies. Select pieces travel throughout the United States and were exhibited in Washington D.C. and in the senate and congressional offices. The grand prize winner's art remains in a permanent collection at Ivy Green in Tuscumbia, Helen Keller's birthplace.

Support for this statewide contest was provided through the UAB Vision Science Research Center-Outreach Education Module, the UAB School of Optometry, the UAB School of Education, the Helen Keller Birthplace Foundation and the Alabama Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children Helen Keller Chapter of the Division on Visual Impairments.

The Helen Keller Art Show was established in 1983 as a cooperative project between agencies serving children with visual impairments. The philosophy of the exhibit was that all participating students were considered winners and teachers were encouraged to incorporate visual arts into the individual educational plan of each student.

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Mobile, AL


Mixed Media, Colorful, Expressive


Arts and Humanities

Helen Keller Traveling Art Show