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Art Beyond Sight Open House – A Chance to Use More Than Your Eyes

Examining small Chet Peters wood sculptures. Photo courtesy Kathrine Schlageck.

October is Blindness and Visual Impairment Awareness Month and the Beach Museum of Art is offering visitors a chance to smell, hear, taste, and feel some of the art on display in the galleries from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on October 5th, 2014.

The tour begins with the Sensory Station in the exhibition Igniting the Senses where activities include listening to bird songs, feeling snake skins, smelling flowers, and tasting a still life. October 5 is the final day for this interactive exhibition developed in conjunction with the Manhattan Public Library Summer Reading Program.

Gallery teachers will assist participants in two special exhibitions by artists Charles Bello and Chet Peters, both wood sculptors. There will be small touchable sculptures by Chet Peters and raised diagrams of the Charles Bello sculptures. Visitors may request visual description of the sculptures and there is an educational exhibition on redwood trees that may be touched.

We invited everyone to come to this event. It’s a great chance to use all your senses to experience the featured exhibitions.

For more information:
Opening Eyes During Blindness Awareness Month
What Is Awareness Month

About Kathrine Schlageck

Kathrine Schlageck is the senior educator at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.