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Kidspace Opening Reception Come to Your Senses: Art to See, Smell, Hear, Taste, and Touch

A Consenses Project, by Sally Taylor

A sensory feast that features work by visual artists, poets, dancers, musicians, perfumers, chefs, and sculptors, Come to Your Senses asks artists to respond to each other’s art — a multimedia game of “telephone,” catalyzed with paintings by local students.

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.

Admission to Kidspace is always free; the ArtBar is open on weekends and during school breaks.

Kaitlyn Mongeon, Colegrove Park Elementary School, 2017
Come to Your Senses, 2017

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