APH Press Release
APH Presents Exhibition of Art by Visually Impaired Artists
LOUISVILLE, KY (September 23, 2015) – The APH Insights 2015 art exhibition of work selected from the annual international juried art competition for visually impaired artists, hosted by the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), will be showcased at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Thursday, October 8th from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM, Friday, October 9th from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, and Saturday, October 10th from 8:00 AM until noon during the 147th annual meeting of the Ex Officio Trustees of APH. Admission to the exhibition is free and the public is invited to meet the artists on Friday, October 9 from 4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This is the twenty-fourth year for the competition, which features seventy-nine works by artists from across the United States and three artists from Latvia. 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.
The exhibition includes the first, second, third and honorable mention winners chosen in each of the nine categories, along with a selection of other entries. Three judges from Louisville selected the featured works from over 300 entries. Awards for APH InSights 2015 will be presented on Friday, October 9th at a special invitation-only ceremony where the award-winning artists will be honored. Several of them are coming to Louisville to receive their awards in person, including one from Latvia.
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.
The American Printing House for the Blind, a 501(c)(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 produces 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 web site (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. 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.