Sunday, May 5, 2019

CRES Students' Field Trip to Arts4all Festival at The Cummer Museum

Such an heartwarming experience, taking my Deaf and Hard of Hearing students to The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens this week for the Arts4all Festival, formerly the annual VSA Festival.

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is home to the Jacksonville affiliate of Arts4all, an international organization that provides opportunities in the arts for individuals with disabilities. The annual festival, which takes place in the spring of each year, invites Jacksonville-area students with disabilities to visit the Cummer Museum for a chance to experience art through all of their senses. Over the course of four days, nearly 1,800 children, 700 teachers and chaperones, and 1,300 volunteers fill the Museum to engage in art viewing in the galleries, movement, music in the gardens, and art-making activities throughout the entire Museum. The event allows each student to participate in the creative process and to demonstrate their own artistic abilities. 

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