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Library News Release

Release Date: 11/30/2012

The Seattle Public Library presents tactile art exhibit celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities Dec. 3

"In Touch with Art"

Touch and feel art produced by local blind and low vision artists at "In Touch with Art," a tactile art exhibit celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage at the regular rates.


Visitors can handle pieces of art and talk with the artists who have removed barriers to artistic expression through touch. Artwork will feature raised lettering and images, and knit and crocheted items.  


Dec. 3 is the official day of celebration and recognition of persons with disabilities. The theme for this year's International Day of Persons with Disabilities is: "Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all."


This event is presented in partnership with the Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) and Vision Loss Connections.


For more information call the Library at 206-615-1380 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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