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Tennessee School for the Blind: Art Exhibition


Art Beyond Sight: Bringing Art and Culture to All

For twenty-five years Art Education for the Blind has sponsored Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month in October of each year. For the last four years, the Tennessee Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, a section of the Tennessee State Library & Archives, has sponsored an exhibit of artwork created by students in Monica Leister’s art classes at the Tennessee School for the Blind (TSB). Included in the exhibit are ceramics, photography, collages, and paintings, created by students with low-vision and students who are legally blind. The students range from elementary school through high school.

Dot, the TSB tiger mascot, created for the first years’ exhibit from papier mache, made of braille paper, is a continuing part of the exhibit each year.

The TSB exhibit is very popular each year with both the Tennessee State Library and Archives patrons and staff. For more information on Art Beyond Sight, see the FAQs at: http://www.artbeyondsight.org/change/aw-faq.shtml

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Ceramic Bowl
High School Student
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Ceramic Bowl
High School Student
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Pink & Yellow Fish (Ceramic)
High School Student
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Ceramic Shoe Bug
Elementary School Student
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Ceramic Pie Crust Tray
High School Student
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Ceramic Shoe Bug
Elementary School Student
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Ceramic Shoe Bug
Elementary School Student

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Ceramic Bowl
High School Student
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Ceramic Bowl
High School Student
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Ceramic Shoe Bug
Elementary School Student
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Ceramic Ugly Face Jug
High School Student
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Ceramic Bowl
High School Student
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Blue Fish (Ceramic)
Elementary School Student
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Ceramic Tiger Face
High School Student

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Ceramic Bowl
Middle School Student
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Ceramic Mask
High School Student
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Ceramic Mask
High School Student
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Ceramic Mask
High School Student
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Two Sunflowers and a Red Vase (Collage)
Elementary School Student
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Sunflowers on a Red and White Tablecloth (Oil Pastel)
Elementary School Student
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Sunflowers in a White Vase (Collage)
Elementary School Student

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Two Sunflowers, Two Vases (Collage)
Elementary School Student
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Sunflowers in a Quilted Vase (Oil Pastel)
Elementary School Student
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Stormy Sea at Sunset (Acrylic)
High School Student
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Flying Over the Mountains (Tempura)
Middle School Student
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Catching a Wave
High School Student
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Hands of Hope (Acrylic)
High School Student
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Color Ink on Embossed Metal
Elementary School Student

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Flower in a Red Vase (Color Ink on Embossed Metal)
Elementary School Student
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3rd Place
WCPG 2013
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2nd Place
WCPG 2013