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Vision-impaired art lovers get chance to ‘see’ SculptureNow works at The Mount
jsmith@berkshireeagle.com
Berkshire Eagle
POSTED:   09/24/2015

LENOX — A group of teenagers, vision-impaired adults, artists and volunteers came together on Thursday to chisel away stereotypes about disability.

Ten students were invited to help other volunteers usher four adults from Berkshire County Arc and Berkshire Benevolent Association for The Blind, to “see” selected works from the SculptureNow exhibit currently on display outdoors throughout the campus of The Mount…Read Entire Article

Ginger Weber explores "Rhython II" by Evan Morse at the Mount on a special day for Mt. Everett students to join visually impaired members of the Berkshire Benevolent Association in exploring sculpture, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle

Ginger Weber explores “Rhython II” by Evan Morse at the Mount on a special day for Mt. Everett students to join visually impaired members of the Berkshire Benevolent Association in exploring sculpture, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle

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KIDS & SculptureNow

In connection with the shows, SN offers workshops to students in the public schools of the Berkshires.  Working with artists, the young people tour the shows, create their own sculptures and write about their creative process. Their works and writings are exhibited in town libraries.

In our student surveys we have found, that although the cultural resources in the Berkshires are numerous, few students partake in them, possibly due to the rural nature of our community.  We emphasize communication with “living” art and artists, providing students with inspiration for their own creativity.

Our sculpture workshops are free, providing an experience that would not otherwise be available.  We believe that these programs are more important than ever, during the current economical challenges to school budget.

SculptureNow Workshops, 2000-present

Berkshire Trails Elementary School, Cummington, MA
Becket Washington Elementary School, Becket, MA
Berkshire Trails Elementary School, Cummington, MA
Farmington River Elementary School, Otis, MA
Herberg Middle School, Pittsfield, MA
Lee Middle & High School, Lee, MA
Monument Mountain High School, Great Barrington, MA
Mt. Everett Middle & High School, Sheffield, MA
Muddy Brook Elementary School, Great Barrington, MA
Pittsfield High School, Pittsfield, MA
Richmond Consolidated School, Richmond, MA
Silvio O. Conte Community School, Pittsfield, MA
Taconic High School, Craryville, NY
Undermountain Elementary School, Sheffield, MA
Wahconah Regional High School, Dalton, MA