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. For a full list of participating organizations and what they'll be doing, look below.
“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.
Craven Arts Council- Textural Sculptures
Michaele Rose Artist Studio- Clay Flowers Demonstration
The Black Cat Shop- TBA
Hopeful Balance- TBA
Community Artists Gallery & Studios- TBA
Nautical Wheelers- Textural Ceramic and Mosaic Art
Mitchell Hardware- TBA
Ballantyne Framing- Tactile Experience with Custom Frames
Blush Boutique- Tactile Experience with Lac, Veils, & more
Red Shoe Gallery- Lanolin Experience and Felted Sculptures
Greater Good Gallery- Face Jugs by Ben Watford and Palettes by Lisa Bisbee
Bespoke Florist- TBA
Small Batch Graphics & Goods- Salt Scrub samples
Carolina Creations- TBA
Wit Clothier- Marble Sculpture Tactile Experience
Living Color Ceramics- Textural Pottery Collection from Past & Present
Sanctuary Gallery- Kinetic Sculpture