Reversing the usual order of things, Kennedy Heights Arts Center encourages visitors to get the feel of Brenda Tarbell’s ceramics in the exhibition Touch, on view through Sept. 25. “There’s a Braille to my sculpture,” she says. “It is meant to be explored tactilely. It is meant to be touched.”
Other works in the show, not necessarily touchable but influenced by organic forms and textures, are drawings and paintings by Claire Darley and Rebecca Nebert, small metal sculptures by Lisa Wilson and installations by Rebecca Nava. Like Tarbell, these artists turn to the natural world for their inspiration.
The exhibition is installed in recently renovated galleries of the 1875 Lewis Kennedy mansion, 6546 Montgomery Road, now the Kennedy Heights Arts Center. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
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