Art made by visually impaired Alabama children featured in Helen Keller Art Show

Works of art created by children who are visually impaired are on exhibition at UAB’s Edge of Chaos through Oct. 15, and some works are available for purchase.

"My Crazy Zebra" by Jay TinniehillWorks of art created by Alabama children who are visually impaired are on exhibition through Oct. 15 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The works are from the Helen Keller Art Show, established in 1983 as a cooperative project between agencies serving children of all ages who are visually impaired, blind and deafblind. The winning entries, created from various media and produced in Alabama public, private, residential and home schools, are shown throughout the year across the state. The show is sponsored in part by the UAB School of Optometry’s Vision Science Research Center.

The show is on display through Oct. 15 in The Edge of Chaos, on the Fourth Floor of UAB’s Lister Hill Library, 1700 University Blvd. Check the website at for more information.

Some art pieces are available for purchase. For a purchase or to make a donation, contact Stefanie Rookis at or 205-934-4475, or Carol Allison at

The Helen Keller Art Show and reception was held Feb. 28 at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute honoring students for their artistic abilities and creative works. The show was on exhibit at the Civil Rights Institute during February and then began to travel across the state in April. In June, the exhibit was on display at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia, as part of a celebration of the life of Helen Keller. The show will move to the University of South Alabama’s Marx Library Gallery in Mobile on Nov. 1. View this year’s artwork in this slideshow.

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