Michael F. Easley
Governor

The Great Seal of the State of North Carolina Dempsey Benton
Secretary

North Carolina
Department of Health and Human Services

For Release: IMMEDIATE
Date: November 30, 2007

  Contact: Carol Schriber

Gov. Morehead School student art on exhibit at N.C. Museum of Art

RALEIGH Works of art by students at the Governor Morehead School for the Blind and Visually Impaired will be featured in the Education Wing Gallery of the North Carolina Museum of Art beginning in December. Twenty-seven works by students from GMS will be on display through the end of April, 2008.
By combining different materials and by using textures, colors and various techniques, the young artists have created designs pleasing to the touch as well as to the eye and sometimes to the ear as well. Some of the works employ sound, some are paintings or collages, and others are three-dimensional sculptures.

The exhibit explains how artists who are blind or visually impaired use all information available to them to create works of art.

In addition to the artwork itself, information on the teaching methods and learning styles of the visually impaired is shared through photographs and text. All text accompanying the exhibit is also in Braille.
Located at 2110 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh, the N.C. Museum of Art, including the gallery, is open Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

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