Fully Tactile Art Exhibition
"Enjoy art that wants to be held, touched and explored!''
Opening Summer 2024
- Support the project -
Those willing and able to give $250 or more may join us for an opening and/or closing event
Meet some of the artists
Sade Cole is a queer artist from Lagos, Nigeria. She first gained recognition as a celebrity stylist, working with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, including Ciara, Tiwa Savage, Darey Art Alade, Olamide, Yemi Alade, Wizkid, and Vector. Her work in the creative industry also included a three-year stint as the lead stylist and project manager for African Fashion Week Nigeria.
“Telling stories through movement, material, or creative visual effect is my truest form of expression. For the majority of my life, dance has been the medium to communicate emotion, meaning and purpose. A life as a professional ballet dancer made way to a career in costume and creative design.”
Justin Kiene is an Oakland-based ceramic artist and instructor. His practice with three-dimensional forms and structures has developed over many years from his upbringing in Pennsylvania, shaped by residencies in Puerto Rico and Copenhagen. His recent work has explored the depths of stimulating color and texture, seeking to create functional art that is also a tactile experience.
Why Tactile Art?
This project is a response to the continuous trend of art being enjoyed through vision, instead of also being seen through touch and other senses. We look to expand on this idea through creating a space for artist and patrons to explore this important conversation of what it means to "see" art.
Grant Writer & Fundraising