Envision, Inc. will host the first Talking Books Traveling Art Show, “Through Different Eyes: Achieving a New Perspective.” The show, arranged by the State Library of Kansas, features artwork created by Kansans with visual and/or physical impairments.
Fifteen artists, all of whom are patrons of Kansas Talking Books, will showcase their creative talents at locations across the State.
This travelling art show is a great opportunity to celebrate the capabilities of our Talking Books patrons, said State Librarian Jo Budler.
We thank the artists for sharing their gifts and enlightening us with beautiful work.
The exhibition is scheduled to run the month of October at Envision’s downtown Wichita headquarters at 610 N. Main. Admission is free, and the gallery will be open Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
October is Vision Awareness month, and Envision artists will also be displaying work in an exhibit at CityArts in Wichita’s Oldtown district at 334 N. Mead through October 24. The show is called “Narratives and Abstractions.”
Art serves a need of self-expression that individuals who are blind, visually impaired or multi-disabled often don’t have an opportunity to fulfill, says Sarah Stewart, Envision Arts Education Teacher.
Watching individuals find inspiration and the ability to express themselves after vision loss is a true gift. They teach me just as much as I teach them.
For information on Envision Arts or the many programs and services Envision offers, contact us at Info@envisionus.com or at 316-440-1600.
The public is invited to learn more about the exhibit and the Talking Books program by visiting their local public library.
About Kansas Talking Books
Kansas Talking Books provides personalized library support and materials in a specialized format to eligible Kansas residents to ensure that all may read. This library service is available to Kansas residents who are unable to read or use standard printed materials due to visual impairment, physical impairment or reading disabilities. If you aren’t a registered Talking Books patron but think you qualify for this no-cost library service visit www.kslib.info/talking-books. Kansas Talking Books is coordinated through the State Library of Kansas and the Library of Congress, National Library Service.