Art program for students who are blind or visually impaired
My name is Katherine Trimm, and I am a Teacher of Students With Visual Impairments (CTVI). Over the years, I have had so many students who love art, but do not usually have the opportunity to express themselves creatively! Linda Brown, a Braillist, and I decided that it was time for a change! Together we researched artistic opportunities for our students to no avail! We resolved that our students could become the tactile artists that we could not find! With the help of some wonderful people, we saw our vision come alive!
Our program is open to any student with a visual impairment who would like to express himself/herself creatively! We currently have students participating from Kingwood, Humble, Porter, New Caney, Conroe, The Woodlands, and Cy-Fair! We would love to see this program reach students throughout the Houston and surrounding areas!
We continue on our never-ending quest for accessible art venues for our students. Unfortunately, in the vast cultural city of Houston, tactile art exhibits cannot be found! We will continue participating in as many events as we can find, so that everyone will see that even the visually impaired love to experience art! So far, we have been featured on ABC Channel 13 for our participation in the Houston Art Car Parade! We plan to participate in the Houston White Cane Day celebration in October. Who knows! Maybe one day we will open our own tactile museum! We dare to dream!
We are raising funds to pay the fee associated with filing for IRS Nonprofit Status. With this status, our organization will be able to apply for funding through grants that are only available to those with nonprofit status. Since this program is free to participants and largely funded by the teachers in the program, having this status will help us to keep the program going!
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Your support and contributions will enable us to continue our program, as it is free to all of the participants. Your generous donation is greatly appreciated.
P. O. Box 2403, New Caney, Texas 77357
Meeting Location: R. B. Tullis Library, 21569 U.S. 59, New Caney
We usually meet the second Saturday of the month from 2-4.
Occasionally, there is a scheduling conflict with the library.
Please see library meeting room schedule or check with our website or Facebook for exact meeting dates.