Dateline: August 7, 2019, Decatur, AL – The Alabama Center for the Arts will be hosting the 2019 Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama, a traveling juried art show that displays artwork created by students throughout the state of Alabama who have visual impairments, blindness, and/or deaf-blindness. The show will be displayed from Monday, September 9 through Monday, September 23 in the Walking Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama has been hosted by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Vision Science Research Center and Education Outreach Module for the past
19 years. The show travels throughout the state to eight other museums over the course of the year.
Children who participate in the show use various media to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces. The arts are included in the students’ academic curriculum in areas such as the development of communication skills utilizing visual and tactical abilities, math, science, reading and leisure time activities. The art featured in the show can be purchased for a donation starting at $100.00. The funds collected help with the costs of framing, the opening reception, scholarships, and summer workshops.