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KC Parade of Hearts

KSSB student and teacher feeling the moss on a large heart in a park in Kansas City, KS

Parade of Hearts is an outdoor public art experience with the goal to bring unity and hope to our Kansas City community. More than 100 local KC artists have displayed their unique art on a large 5ft by 5ft acrylic heart throughout the metro. Because of the seemingly visual nature of art, people with vision impairment may consider skipping this community exhibit. But students from the Kansas State School for the Blind have been working to change that viewpoint. These students are in the process of identifying specific hearts that can be enjoyed by individuals with or without the use of vision. Over 20 hearts from the 154 include some sort of tactual element to their artistry. With the help of staff, students are exploring the hearts to confirm that they are indeed tactually engaging.

Hearts With Tactile Features:

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