To touch can be to give life.
30th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibition
September 8–October 30, 2021
In celebration and in sympathy, “touch” is an expression of care and comfort. For the 30th annual juried exhibition, Strathmore invited artists to submit original artwork that explored the theme of touch in its varied meanings.
Touch can be a physical or emotional sensation. It may be a part of bonding—desire, comfort, or protection—or instrumental in communication—reaching, clasping, or propelling. Touch may include tactile textures we encounter with our fingertips, or senses we feel by degree, as with temperature and pressure. Touch is also an emotional sensation in moments that evoke a profound response, sometimes producing tears, goosebumps, or laughter.
Special Artist Preview Day
Tue. September 7 | 12–4pm
Strathmore invites artists participating in the juried exhibition to a special preview day. Artists may visit the Mansion to view the exhibition on Tuesday, September 7, anytime between 12–4pm.
Public Opening Reception
Thu. September 9 | 7pm
Join us to celebrate the opening of this exhibition! RSVPs are required at this time to help us limit capacity and care for our community. Learn more and RSVP.
Banner: Market Friends—Rwanda by Judy Buelow, Two Ballerinas by Karen Merkin, Rise Up by Esperanza Alzona
Also On View
Full Bloom: Malathi Jayawickrama
Jayawickrama’s artwork depicts flowers at their peak and in full bloom. Each painting captures the play of light, accompanying shadows, and rich colors, practically the ideal flower but for the missing scent.
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