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Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries

 

THE DOT AND THE LINE: A TACTILE EXHIBITION
Artist Book by MELODIE CARR
September 2 - 18, 2014
East Gallery
Artist Talk and Reception: Wednesday, September 17, 5 pm

This exhibition includes a linear, touchable, dual vision version of Norton Juster’s The Dot and The Line. While researching dual vision publications (books for both Braille readers and sighted readers), artist Melodie Carr discovered that, in many publications, very little illustrative content is accessible to Braille readers. This project is a dual vision book with text and illustrations equally available to all readers.

Through the use of “Braillography” (Carr's phrase for the equivalent of typography in printed material) and increased tactile graphics, Carr offers the Braille reader a new awareness of reading experiences that already exist for sighted readers. To the sighted reader, she offers an awareness and appreciation of the artistic beauty of Braille and tactile graphics, as well as the experience of a touchable art exhibition.

Previously, the five copies of this version have only allowed a limited number of people to experience this dual vision book. Presenting the book linearly now allows many people to experience it.

Join us at 5 pm on Wednesday, September 17th, for a talk by Melodie Carr.

About the Galleries

The Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, along with the Purdue Galleries, provide a vital component to the cultural life at Purdue University and its surrounding community.  The Rueff Galleries have the unique perspective of being a teaching and research space for students and faculty of the Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts at Purdue. Housed in Pao Hall on campus, the Rueff Galleries offer exhibits and special events that speak directly to its mission of serving the students and faculty, while also expressing perspectives that are national and international in scope. The Rueff Galleries are named after Patti and Rusty Rueff, who were the benefactors instrumental in providing funding necessary to establish the galleries for the Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts.

The Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries regularly show over a dozen exhibitions each semester. Our exhibition schedule for the current term is available under Current Exhibition Schedule. Past exhibition schedules can be viewed under Past Exhibitions.