This is my second year viewing the InSights art competition organized by the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) and on display during their annual meeting in October. For more general information about this competition, have a look at last year’s post.
As I’ve said before, APH is a Kentucky organization with international importance. This was evident in this year’s competition, which featured an award recipient from Riga, Latvia. Not only was this student able to travel to the U.S. to receive her award, she also met with her peers at the Kentucky School for the Blind while she visited Louisville.
Another new and interesting feature of this year’s competition were all the birds. There are penguins, birds in trees, birds in nests, birds in flight and birds in the rain. Flip through the following slideshow to experience the unintentional bird trend. Birds were depicted in every way except battered and fried.
Though fried chicken was the only bird lacking, I found two new food art pieces to place among my show favorites.
Sarah Schmitt, community arts and access director