Touch & See: Art You Can Feel
In cooperation with the National Federation for the Blind of North Carolina, Coastal Carolina Chapter, Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to announce “Touch & See: Art You Can Feel” during the Downtown New Bern Artwalk on August 10th, 5pm-8pm. This event, spread out and hosted by 16 Artwalk locations, will feature artwork, activities, and products intended for blind and visual impaired, as well as the sighted.
Craven County hosts a large blind and visually impaired population, which oftentimes goes underserved in many areas, including art. The goal of “Touch & See” is to make Artwalk as inclusive as possible, ensure that Craven County’s blind and visually impaired community feel welcome, and showcase how art is for everyone. Activities will include textural sculptures and paintings, hands on ceramics demos, scent ant textured based experiences, and more. Participating locations include Craven Arts Council & Gallery, Michaele Lee Rose Studio, the Black Cat Shoppe, Community Artist Gallery & Studio, Nautical Wheelers, Mitchell Hardware, Ballantyne Framing, Bespoke Florist, Small Batch Graphics & Goods, Carolina Creations, Wit Clothier, Living Color Ceramics, and Sanctuary Gallery. More information can be found on the August Artwalk card.
“Touch & See” was organized in memory of Lotario “Bubba” Dillahunt, Sr, who passed away August 9, 2017. A New Bern native, he become fully blind in 2009. He attended the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh and helped to charter and organize the National Federation for the Blind of North Carolina Coastal Chapter.