Tactile Art Show To Be Displayed At Concord University

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 27 2018


Sarah M. Pritchett

Concord University 

Office of Advancement 

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu



After 4 p.m.


Office: 304-384-5211

Cell: 304-320-6405




ATHENS, W.Va. – “The Feeling of Art: A Tactile Multimedia Art Experience Part 2” will be on display in the Arthur Butcher Art Gallery in Concord University’s Fine Arts Center Oct. 8 – Oct. 12, 2018. “The Feeling of Art” is a touchable art exhibit designed to allow everyone, including those who cannot see, an opportunity to enjoy art in a new way.


“My hope is to teach the local community to think beyond just visual art, and make art that all may enjoy,” Keri Svendsen, organizer of the exhibit, said. “Art is a big form of expression, and my goal is to see that it is accessible to all.”

This is the second exhibit held at Concord to bring awareness to tactile art. Svendsen said the intent of the show is to communicate that art can be both visually appealing and tactile. “People with different vision levels can still enjoy the beauty of art,” she said.


“It is important to bring awareness to the fact that art isn’t just for those who have vision,” Svendsen said.  “Art is for all, no matter the person.”


Students, community members, and faculty have work featured in the show. A reception is planned for Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the gallery. The general public is invited to join the Concord campus community in attending this event at no charge. Entertainment will be provided by local entertainers Tim & Maggie who are both part of Concord University’s music faculty.


For additional information about the exhibit please contact Keri Svendsen at svendsenk30@mycu.concord.edu or 304-961-0692.





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if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.