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Art Alliance: Please touch the art

by on July 12, 2012 12:48 PM

STATE COLLEGE — Art Alliance of Central PA has teamed up with Foxdale Village Retirement Community Gallery to present “Art Through Touch,” a 2- and 3-D art exhibition where visitors are encouraged to touch regardless of risk or wear.

The show, which will continue through Aug. 14, was produced by 19 of Art Alliance’s artist members and gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Previously, Art Alliance’s Art Through Touch travelled to Johnstown Art Museum, Blair Museum of Hollidaysburg, and Juniata College in the early 1990s, but this year it presented new works of new mediums by returning artists Jean Ginnings, Joe Ward, Joan Blasko and Silvia Apple and many others. Works include wood carvings; mixed media of wood and silk, and fabric and paint; wax paint; sculpture pieces and more.

Silvia Apple, who has seven pieces in the show, said the show is “extremely colorful… a feast for the eyes, as well as something that’s fun the touch.”

All groups and individuals are invited to experience the media just as the artists do: hands on.

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