Learn to “see” with other senses in workshop
BRATTLEBORO - The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center will present “Walking as Learning to See,” a sensory observation workshop with artist Roberley Bell, on Sunday, September 25, at 2 pm.
Sight is the dominant sense with which most people take in the world around them. Bell will lead exercises designed to amplify the other senses - hearing, touch, smell, and taste. Participants will explore the physical characteristics of place. The aim of the workshop is to provide participants with a method for learning to “see” the world around them through all their senses, a way to record this information, and a means to use the information as a tool for developing creative projects.
Bell has led sensory observation workshops for over a decade in cities around the world and at home in Rochester, NY. Her 2017 book “Do You Know This Tree?” is the culmination of a 10-year walking project in Istanbul. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Massachusetts; the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; the Alan Gallery in Istanbul; and Medea Gallery in Malmö, Sweden. She has completed public art projects in Chicago; Pittsburgh; Cambridge, MA; Cleveland; Istanbul; and Kaliningrad, Russia. This workshop is presented in connection with “Roberley Bell: The Landscape Stares Back,” an outdoor sculptural installation on view in BMAC’s sculpture garden through November. Admission is $10 - free for BMAC members. Space is limited. Register at brattleboromuseum.org or (802) 257-0124, ext. 101.