When most people look at a sculpture or painting, they can appreciate it based on what they see in front of them. They judge it by its size, color, or depth.
However, the blind can appreciate it on different levels than sighted people can. They may focus on its shape and texture or simply be able to hear a description of the piece.
It quickly becomes clear though that whether you are blind or able to see, everyone is able to appreciate art on the same level.
This afternoon the Woodson Art Museum presented an event called A Taste of Life Without Sight.
It featured members of the blind and low vision community talking to museum patrons about the different ways they interpret art.
The event coincides with Blindness Awareness Month.
Kathi Zoern is visually impaired and says she chose to present today because she can offer her insight into how she views art.
"We can appreciate the art just like anyone else. It might be done in a different way for us to understand it, but we want to be treated just like anyone else. " Zoern says.
The event also featured Braille demonstrations and hands on art projects.
Most of those who presented are members of the museums Art Beyond Sight group. It is a group organized by the museum for the visually impaired that helps them explore art by providing them with different ways to view the exhibits on display.
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