Works 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 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.