Individuals with low vision or blindness join museum educators and visiting sculptor Ann Cunningham for a guided experience exploring the museum’s inaugural tactile art exhibition, followed by hands-on art making. Call 715-845-7010 to register.
A contemporary take on the ancient, yet ever-evolving art of cutting paper comprises a range of techniques and materials – from vintage maps and magazines to a leaf, car tire and saw blade. To transform paper, rubber, metal and more into thought-provoking artworks, artists explore varied piercing and cutting techniques that provide endless possibilities for change. By cutting into and through surfaces, artists alter items converting them from opaque to transparent, flat to sculptural, rigid to delicate and ordinary to exquisite. Celebrating both innovation and tradition, this exhibition features the work of more than 50 artists, representing diverse styles, techniques and sizes – from 3-inch artworks to sprawling, complex installations.
The Woodson Art Museum’s inaugural tactile art exhibition debuts with five avian sculptures, available on a “touch table” in the Decorative Arts Gallery. This touchable artwork installation – the first in an ongoing series – provides ready access to original artwork for visitors with low vision or blindness, also encouraging sighted visitors to experience a new way to “see” via the mind’s eye – visualizing artwork though touch.
“Regal Bearing: Bird Portraiture”