APH Press Release
APH to Host Free Gourd Workshop
March 4, 2011
Louisville, KY – The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue, will host a free “Crafting Touchable Gourds” workshop on Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 10:00am to noon. Participants will use materials such as sticky fun foam, wiggle eyes, pipe cleaners, glue, and markers to create unique tactile art pieces from egg gourds, and they can choose to create either a mini Gourd Creature or an ornament. The artist instructor for the event is Patrice Will, gourd enthusiast and teaching artist for VSA Kentucky, the State Organization on Arts and Disability.
This event is for all ages and free to the public, but registration is required. Please call (502) 899-2213 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by April 21 to register, or visit www.aph.org/musuem for more information.
About the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind:
The Museum, where visitors experience hands-on history, is open Monday through Saturday. It is located on the second floor of the American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky. Admission is free. Regular hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday-Friday and 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday. Visitors can write in braille, see the first book embossed for blind readers, play a computer game designed for blind students, and much more. More information at www.aph.org/museum or call (502) 895-2405, ext. 365, weekdays.
About the American Printing House for the Blind:
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 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.