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Student wins national art award

COLDEN — During the 2012-2013 school year Kathy Hale, vision therapist, and Kristin Jaeger, art teacher, assisted Addison Kinderman, a visually impaired kindergarten student at Colden Elementary, choose and enter a piece of artwork entitled “Mouse Paint” into the American Printing House for the Blind International Art Competition.

APH InSights, an annual juried competition and exhibition, is organized by the APH for visual artists with vision loss.

Their international project reflects the mission to “promote the independence of blind persons” by encouraging individuals to create original art.

Approximately 500 entries are received by APH, each year. Judges from Louisville’s education and art community select pieces for display at the APH annual meeting, held in Louisville, Ky.

This year, Addison was awarded second place, in the competition. She attended the art exhibit and awards ceremony in Louisville on Oct. 17 with her parents, where she was recognized, among 500 attendees, with a second place ribbon and a cash prize. Those recognitions were presented to the student on stage by President of American Printing House Tuck Tinsley III.


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