Current Exhibition: "The Feels"

Chase Gallery Opportunity:
Call for the All Media Juried Exhibition

October 2- December 29 | M - F  8 AM - 5 PM
RECEPTION: FRIDAY, october 6 | 5 PM- 8 PM

The Chase Gallery Presents: The Feels
Featured Artists: Bill Dilley, Eva Silverstone, Dan McCann, Michael Haynes,
Theresa Henson, Chris Tyllia

Inspired by a visiting classroom of children eager to touch the artwork, The Feels exhibition encourages a hands-on experience. Seeing is more than looking. Artists understand their work in depth because they use their hands, eyes, and heart to create it. This show will give the art-goer an opportunity to know the artwork on nearly the same level as the artist.

The visual arts, as the label indicates, are primarily accessible to seeing people. Yet it is estimated that over 7 million US citizens are visually impaired*.  We live in a dimensional world of sound, smell, form, and thought. This show is designed to explore the shapes, textures, and depth of emotion we can reach through touch.

Each artist in this show approaches their work from an inner vision and relies on their hands to give shape to their ideas. Some are visually impaired, some have their full sense of sight. All begin with feeling.

"While creating sculpture I touch and feel every nook and cranny. It’s very tactile in effort and experience. I want someone else to feel my work in this way, the spaces and textures. The understanding should be shared. Most shows don’t allow touching and I’m excited to be given the opportunity to share this side of my work.

What I have to give is my art and when given the opportunity I want to give back what I can. I plan to donate 10% of the sales price to the Lilac Services for the Blind. We all deserve to be in control of our own lives. I hope my donation helps individuals who are visually impaired find more independence and freedom." Bill Dilley, artist

Please join us for the artist reception, October 6th from 5-8pm. The artists will be happy to share their stories.

*National Federation of the Blind