The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that the 2023 Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama will be opening on July 13. The exhibit is a traveling juried art show that displays artwork created by students throughout Alabama who have visual impairments, blindness, and/or deaf-blindness. The show will be displayed through Tuesday, September 5 in the Walking Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama has been hosted by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Vision Science Research Center and Education Outreach Module for over 20 years. The show travels throughout Alabama to eight museums over the course of the year. The ACA has hosted the Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama since 2019.
Children who participate in the show use various media to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces. The arts are included in the student’s academic curriculum in areas such as the development of communication skills utilizing visual and tactical abilities, math, science, reading, and leisure-time activities. This year’s exhibit will feature 37 unique pieces of art that can be purchased for a donation starting at $100.00. The funds collected help with the costs of framing, the opening reception, scholarships, and summer workshops.
The Alabama Center for the Arts is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and on Friday from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.