Art show for blind opens Saturday

Interactive exhibit allows public to touch, taste art


An art exhibit, designed specifically for the blind and visually impaired, opens on Saturday.

The "Color of the Blind" is an interactive art exhibit, which allows the public to touch, taste, smell, and hear the art.

"It's totally different. We encourage people to touch every piece, every sculpture, and anything that's in the show," said Katherine Brown, one of the show's curators.

More than 30 local artists are showcasing their work at the exhibit, with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their work to benefit the National Federation of the Blind.

Trina Bacon, one of the show's curators and creators, said the show is the first of its kind in San Antonio.

"The way they see is by feeling, so why not make an art show where you can feel and touch everything and they can experience what art is?" said Bacon. "People, though, when they come to the show, they have to think outside the box. You have to think a little differently when you come here to be able to experience everything that's going to be happening."

The Color of Blind is Saturday, March 30, from 6 p.m. -10 p.m. at ZaZa Gardens Gallery, 723 S. Flores Street.

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