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Future In Sight present League of N.H. Craftsmen with award

  • (From left) David Morgan, president and CEO; Nancy Druke, vice-president of program services; Catherine Green and Sheila Zakre, board member and advocacy committee chairwoman, are shown. Courtesy

Published: 1/2/2019 1:06:35 PM

At the 2018 annual meeting and celebration of the Board of Directors the Advocacy Committee of Future In Sight presented Catherine Green from the League of N.H. Craftsmen with the 2018 Access Award.

It’s a partnership that began in the Fall of 2015 between the League and Future In Sight. It was the start of a high contrast, tactile exhibit held at the Concord Gallery, titled “Insightful.” Several craftsmen were eager to submit their works of art that they thought individuals with vision loss would enjoy. This was just the beginning of endeavors with tactile exhibits; from there the League envisioned an opportunity to take the tactile exhibit on the road. Working with Stephanie Hurd, Community Relations Coordinator for Future In Sight the “Insightful” exhibit went on tour to numerous libraries across the State of N.H. culminating in a “welcome home” celebration at Future In Sight in January 2017. This instinctive approach to providing continued access to craftsmanship for those who are blind and visually impaired in both the gallery and beyond has earned the League of N.H. Craftsmen a unanimous vote as this year’s recipient of the Access Award.

“We are thrilled to recognize the League for their commitment to making art accessible for all. Securing artisans from around the state willing to create and share their work with the visually impaired community is a gift,” said David Morgan, president and CEO of Future In Sight.

The purpose of the Access Award is to honor and recognize an individual, organization, or corporation that has demonstrated exceptional and innovative effort to provide enhanced access and to eliminate barriers to those who are visually impaired.

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