Sally Taylor, daughter of James Taylor and Carly Simon, curates Come to Your Senses in MASS MoCA’s lively Kidspace gallery and art-making studio, which will include new music by both of her parents. A program of Taylor’s long-running Consenses project, Come to Your Senses asks visual artists, poets, dancers, musicians, perfumers, chefs, and sculptors to use one another’s art as a catalyst to create their own work. “It’s like a game of telephone that unfolds through all the senses,” notes Sally Taylor, “and inspires us to see the world through others’ eyes.” At Kidspace, the initial works of art, through which all other works were inspired, were created by 5th grade students in North Adams and Northern Berkshire schools. Come to Your Senses is the capstone of Kidspace’s “Art 4 Change” project that has encouraged visitors and students in its school partnership program to develop positive habits of mind (empathy, optimism, and courage) with which to approach complex problem-solving through art experiences.
An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, June 23, at 11am-1pm in Kidspace.
Join us that night for An Evening with Sally Taylor & Friends: Come to Your Senses on Stage, Saturday, June 23, at 7pm.
Admission to Kidspace is always free; the ArtBar is open on weekends and during school breaks.
Principal support for Come to Your Senses at MASS MoCA is provided by Chrystina (Xtina) Geagan Parks and James R. Parks, an anonymous donor, the Arthur I. and Susan Maier Fund, Guido’s Fresh Marketplace, and Samantha and Daniel Becker.
Support for Sally Taylor’s Consenses project is provided by Ellen Poss, Leslie Williams and James Attwood, Vickie Zoellner, Gordon and Rehanna Uehling, Esmeralda Swartz, Simone and David Levinson, Jim and Susan Swartz, Jane and Scott Maxwell, Geralyn Dreyfous, Laurie David, Monika Mclennan, Kay Kendall and Jack Davies, Gogo Inc., and James Lapine.
Kaitlyn Mongeon, Colegrove Park Elementary School, 2017
Come to Your Senses, 2017