“A Touch of Art” will open in the Rose Room Gallery of the Peabody Auditorium on March 7, with receptions from 200 to 400 pm, and 530 to 730 pm. The public is invited to this free event. The exhibit will be on display through April 3. Below is a slideshow of some of the artwork.
Usually at an exhibit, we are told NOT to touch the art. The work in this exhibit, created by Art League instructor Gail Bokor and her Experimental Mixed Media students, is designed to be touched, viewed, and enjoyed by the visually impaired and sighted guests. The artists, under Gail’s direction, have used texture and dimensional elements to create pieces with tactile interest.
Gail notes that this exhibition will the group a chance to share their visual experience, and educate the community about the many ways to enjoy art. The artists will be present to discuss their art, and encourage guests to touch the work.
The Art League thanks Mary McBride, curator of the Rose Room Gallery, for her help in making this event possible.