OHSU's Casey Eye Institute hosts artwork, reception for sculpting students at the Washington State School for the Blind
05/23/11 Portland, Ore.
Washington State School for the Blind sculpting students along with artist/teacher Petra Brambrink will attend a reception at Oregon Health & Science University's Casey Eye Institute where their work is temporarily on display. Media are invited to meet the students during the reception to speak with them about their sculpting experience and finished artwork. All of the students are significantly visually impaired or blind.
4:30-5:30p.m. Tuesday May 24, 2011
OHSU Casey Eye Institute lobby, media parking in front of main entrance.
WSSB has an elective sculpture class that is offered annually to students. The class is taught by sculpting artist and teacher, Petra Brambrink. This is the first year that completed art projects by the students will go on public display. The art will remain on display at Casey Eye Institute through mid-June.
The Washington State School for the Blind, based in Vancouver, WA, provides specialized quality educational services to visually impaired and blind youth ages birth through 21. The goal of WSSB is to provide independence for blind and visually impaired children.
About OHSU's Casey Eye Institute
As part of Oregon Health & Science University, Casey Eye Institute is an academic regional eye center. It is named after James and George Casey, founders of United Parcel Service. The Casey Eye Institute is also one of only seven regional eye research centers in the nation sponsored by Research to Prevent Blindness, the world's leading voluntary organization in support of eye research. The Casey Eye Institute has operated the Elks Children's Eye Clinic since 1949, thanks to the generous support of the Oregon State Elks Association. www.ohsu.edu