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1st fully immersive art attraction held in Salt Lake City for deaf and blind students

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A first time fully immersive hands-on art show was held Monday in Salt Lake City for students who are deaf and blind. 

Students from the Ogden and Salt Lake City campuses of the Utah School for the Blind who are visually-impaired, or have deafblindness, were given a chance to experience hands-on art. 

“This is such a great opportunity for our students,” said Kate Borg of the Utah School for the Blind. “Dreamscapes sponsored this field trip and the students were so excited to experience art that is actually accessible for their unique needs.”

Borg said these kids are just like any others, all they need is access.

“The hands-on elements of the exhibit were perfect for our students,” said Borg. “They said it was their favorite field trip of the year!”

Dreamscapes is a pop-up immersive art experience that uses the students’ imaginations where physical and digital artworks take them on a journey.

In this 14,000-square foot labyrinth, dreamscapes “manifests the nature of the subconscious”, allowing the students to explore and dream.

Dream Makers include more than 50 Utah artists and builders working with reclaimed materials donated by local partners.

Dreamscapes is Utah’s first environmentally sustainable immersive art attraction that wanted to provide an “opportunity to dream with your eyes open as you move through the colorful vignettes designed to change the way that you experience art.” 

Dreamscapes is a project of the Utah Arts Alliance, a Utah nonprofit with a mission to foster the arts in all forms in order to create an aware, empowered, and connected community. For more information on Dreamscapes visit http://utaharts.org/dreamscapes/

Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB) educates students who are Deaf, Blind, or Deaf-Blind so they can achieve their full academic, social, and career potential.

“USDB leads the way as a national model in providing the most responsive, caring, and innovative approach possible to meet the educational needs of our students”. You can find out more about the USDB by going to their website www.usdb.org

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