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Touch This Art! The Book release. Aztec Calendar Stone, Arte Al Toque, la Piedra Solar azteca

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Presented by Austin Book Arts Center at Austin Book Arts Center, Austin TX

Sep 28 2018
Touch This Art! The Book release. Aztec Calendar Stone, Arte Al Toque, la Piedra Solar azteca

Touch This Art is an art for the blind project. The art exhibit lasts a few days, a book lasts forever! Come share with us the book release, touch the art (of course), be part of several “first in Texas” and perhaps a few “first in the world”

A very limited edition artist book, of handmade cast paper, in high relief, each plate being page-size versions of the art displayed in the Touch This Art / Arte Al Toque exhibit.

The big idea is that art for the blind is VERY rare. Touch this art is the first EVER independent art for the blind exhibit in Texas. An exhibit comes and goes, a book remains.

10 copies will be made, to be donated to blind education initiatives in Austin and elsewhere. The book has bilingual Braille, English Spanish,

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ADMISSION INFO

Free Admission, but you are welcome to donate toward the books being donated – your name will be added to each page, or book.

Donations are NOT required to participate of the event, no table across the entrance, etc.

Please come, help us share, an art-for-the-blind book is a unique event, none since 2014 worldwide, and a bilingual one, first time in the world!

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

Additional time info:

An art exhibit that is connected with this book is open Sep 21 to Oct 15 at ImagineArt.

The first workshop is Saturday, September 29, at Papel Texano

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* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

VIDEOS

  • In the exhibit, you can't see the art, you must TOUCH it!

LOCATION

Austin Book Arts Center

2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd #114, Austin, TX 78702

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ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Braille
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    • Low Vision

The book, by design, has Braille and large print. The whole project is addressed toward the blind and visually impaired, and those who speak Spanish.

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The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.

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