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Slow Art Tour: Grounded & Growing: Tales of our lives through wild pigments
December 10, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
with Gail Belvett, Arts Administrator and Curator
Date: Sunday, December 10, 2023
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: DeBerry Gallery at the North Carolina Botanical Garden
Fee: Free; preregistration required
Slow Art Tours present a radical departure from the way exhibition visitors have traditionally consumed art. Rather than consuming as much art as possible in a short time, the objective of a Slow Art tour is to slowly savor a single object, looking closely while engaging multiple senses.
Deliberate facilitation fosters an environment where all observations are heard and valued; thereby challenging the notion that one needs to ‘know’ about art to appreciate or understand it.
This inclusive process allows visitors to co-create an interpretation of the work that culminates in an unforgettable experience as unique as the people who are gathered around that specific object, on that day, at that time.
The Slow Art Movement was conceived by Phil Terry (founder of Reading Odyssey) in 2008, while visiting the Jewish Museum in New York. Since 2010, over 1500 museums have participated in a global Slow Art Day, held annually in April.