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Some touching art

Handling the art encouraged at Tohono Chul exhibit

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Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 11:00 pm

Tohono Chul Park will open the third in its series of “Please Touch” exhibits on Aug. 21.

The new display, called “Please Touch Again,” provides visitors with a multi-sensory experience, which breaks art museums’ sacred rules by allowing hands to graze a variety of artworks.

The exhibit follows up the park’s two previous exhibits on “Please Touch” themes. In 2004, those exhibits received the VSAarts/MetLife Foundation Award of Excellence in Arts Access, and in 2005, the park was recognized by the Museum Association of Arizona for the exhibits’ success in linking museums and communities, according to a release.

Artists from across the country submitted work to be considered for “Please Touch Again,” including works in a variety of media, such as clay, wood, fibers, metals, paper and mixed-media assemblages.

The works in the exhibit feature characteristics such differing surface textures, forms and negative-positive spaces and even temperature variants.

People with vision loss are encouraged to attend the exhibit, which will be labeled in Braille and large print. Park docents will offer verbal description tours as well. The exhibit will run from Aug. 21 to Nov. 9.

In October, “Please Touch Again” will be a part of Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month.

“Everyone has the right to learn about the shared culture and art of our world and to participate in the creative process of self-expression,” said Peggy Hazard, assistant exhibit curator at Tohono Chul, in a release.

Tohono Chul Park is located at 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. For more information about the exhibit or other park programs, call 742-6455, or go online to http://www.tohonochulpark.org">www.tohonochulpark.org.

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