APH Press Release
APH Presents Exhibition of Art by Visually Impaired Artists
LOUISVILLE, Ky (September 29, 2010) - APH InSights 2010, the annual international art competition hosted by the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), will be showcased at the Galt House Hotel & Suites on Thursday, October 14, from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM, Friday, October 15, from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM and Saturday, October 16, from 8:00 AM until noon during the 142nd annual meeting of Ex Officio Trustees of APH. Admission to the exhibition is free and the public is invited to meet the artists on Friday, October 15 from 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM.
This is the nineteenth year for the competition, which features eighty-three works by artists from the U. S. and Canada. Participants range from preschool children to senior citizens and include professional artists, as well as hobbyists and school art classes. Entries cover a wide range of subjects in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography:
- Road Hazard – Tendency to Disassemble is a puzzle made of wood and mixed media. Viewers can take it apart and re-assemble this tactile puzzle, which won third place in the category for Craft. It is by Dean Tuttle, an adult independent artist from Greely Colorado.
- Alone in the Hospital is an acrylic painting by Tara Arlene Innmon, an independent artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota
- My Pets is a watercolor and ink piece by Amelia Lillie, a 4th grader at the Brown School, Louisville, Kentucky. This won First Place in the "Grades Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Grade Category."
The exhibition includes the first, second, and third place winners chosen in each of the nine categories, along with a selection of other entries. Three judges from Louisville selected the featured works from nearly four hundred entries. Awards for APH InSights 2010 will be presented on Friday, October 15 at a special invitation-only ceremony where forty-one blind or visually impaired artists will be honored. Sixteen of them are coming to Louisville to receive their awards in person.
APH InSights is organized by the American Printing House for the Blind for visually impaired and blind artists of all ages. The show reflects APH's mission to "promote the independence of blind persons" by encouraging individuals to create original art. For more information about APH Insights 2010 please call (502) 899-2357 or visit www.aph.org.
The American Printing House for the Blind, a 501©(3) non-profit organization, is the world's largest company devoted solely to researching, developing, and manufacturing products for people who are blind or visually impaired. Founded in 1858, it is the oldest organization of its kind in the United States. Under the 1879 federal Act to Promote the Education of the Blind, APH is the official supplier of educational materials for visually impaired students in the U.S. who are working at less than college level.
APH manufactures textbooks and magazines in braille, large print, recorded, and digital formats. APH also manufactures hundreds of educational, recreational, and daily living products. APH's fully-accessible website (www.aph.org) features information about APH products and services, online ordering of products, and free information on a wide variety of blindness-related topics. One popular feature of the site is the Louis Database, a free tool to help locate accessible books available from organizations across the U.S. APH products can be ordered through Louis.
The American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. is located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, call (502) 895-2405 or log on to www.aph.org.