DO TOUCH a tactile exhibition offers an interactive artistic platform for visually challenged studen

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DO TOUCH a tactile exhibition offers an interactive artistic platform
for low vision and visually challenged students and art enthusiasts
 
MIAMI--- In collaboration with MDC’s Access-Meed Center, New World School of the Arts is currently presenting a ceramics exhibition designed specifically for low vision  student tactile art pieceand visually challenged students and arts enthusiasts. Conceived by Susan Miller and led by NWSA ceramics faculty Susan Banks, DO TOUCH a tactile exhibition, showcases the work of 25 visual artists from the NWSA high school program who, as a group, aimed to create highly tactile body of work comprised of more than two-dozen sculptures. “One of the first assignments I gave to the students at the beginning of the year was to create a wall with the intention that it would be touched in order to discover meaning and beauty” explained Banks. 
 
The 25 sculptures will be on view at Access-Meed Center, in the William Berger Gallery through April 14. The William Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Building One. 300 NE 2nd Avenue, downtown Miami.
 
DO TOUCH is a collection of wall-hung and free standing sculptures that offer a compelling design for the visually challenged. Forms and themes for the body of work has been created keeping in mind the highly specific audience, in order to present an exhibition that is understandable by touch alone. With titles such as Mr. Bumps, Freedom, and In Search of Lost Time, among others, each piece offers rich textural changes that are both, visually and tactilely pleasing. Valuable components of the show are the corresponding label in braille and the audio tours conducted by Access-Meed Center staff.
 
About NWSA: A Florida center of excellence in the visual and performing arts, NWSA provides a comprehensive program of artistic, creative and academic development through a curriculum that reflects the rich multicultural state of Florida. With programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art, Dance, Music and Theater, NWSA offers four-year BFA and BM college degrees, as well as the high school diploma. Through itsrigorous curriculum and conservatory-style teaching NWSA empowers its students to become leaders in the arts.
 
At New World School of the Arts, visual arts students are able to explore and develop their personal artistic and aesthetic vision while being guided by a dynamic and distinguished faculty who are all practicing artists. Through disciplined training in traditional and new media, students also develop new skills andrefine others while gaining invaluable understanding of the roles of art and design in society. Areas of concentration in visual arts include Drawing, Electronic Media, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. 
 
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, New World School of the Arts wascreated by the Florida legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts, is an educational partnership of Miami Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.
 
Further information regarding NWSA’s Visual Arts Program is available by calling (305) 237-3649. More information about New World School of the Arts at 305-237-3135 or at nwsa.mdc.edu.
 
About Access-Meed: In keeping with the vision of William Berger, the Access-Meed Center has mounted nine exhibits since 2003. Its mission is to highlight art and artists that have difficulty being accepted in the greater art world.