Friday, August 10, 2007

Artsy

Scotland's only disability arts festival is running through August 26. The event will feature performance art, music, and visual art by people with disabilities.

In the spirit of the event, you might want to check out the following books featuring the art work of people with disabilities. If you live in Indiana, contact CeDIR by phone at 800-437-7924 or via e-mail at cedir (at) indiana.edu to borrow these items.
  • Deifell, T. (2007). Seeing beyond sight: Photographs by blind teenagers. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.

This attractive book features the black and white photography of blind teenagers capturing the world around them and thought-provoking comments, quotes, and descriptions.
  • Lancelle, M. (2006). Sundays with Matthew: A young boy with autism and an artist share their sketchbooks. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Co.
Eleven-year-old Matthew and his art therapist share pages from their sketchbooks and encourage others to share art.
  • Landalf, H. (1998). The secret night world of cats. Lyme, NH: Smith and Kraus.
This picture book is beautifully illustrated by the author's brother who is described as an autistic savant. The picture are bold and colorful, showing a love of art and animals.

2 comments:

Assistive technology said...

Thank you for posting this. It sounds quite exciting. I wish our local museum would put together something like this.

Anonymous said...

This is very interesting. I will look into this further. Thanks.