“Sara’s Sensorium” interactive and immersive art exhibition arrives at the Cultural Arts Center on September 14

Sara O’Connor, a 3D sculpted painter, will present a one-day multi-sensory art exhibit titled “Sara’s Sensorium” at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen on September 14, 6-9 p.m.

“It’s like bringing a dream to life,” O’Connor said. “I want to evoke and compel people to do what was previously forbidden and to enjoy my art as I do. I want you to feel like a child again, full of curiosity and wonder and a desire to Engage your whole body and mind in the artistic experience. It’s time to play with art and try something new.

The free event is open to all ages and will provide an immersive experience that will allow guests to touch, taste, hear, smell and see paintings. The installation features a variety of his styles, including floralism, heavy-textured pointillism, small bites, and stripes. Each highlight shows O’Connor’s interest in exploring and expressing his love of color, texture, curiosity and growth.

“My mantra is the point, a single point of clarity, through which I channel my imagination,” she said. “I keep coming back to this point of focus until I have achieved calm, yet inviting mindfulness. My points almost represent a seed of possibility, from which my flowers bloom.

With this installation, O’Connor hopes to elevate texture, color and form by inviting guests to unleash their inner child and enjoy art by allowing participants to create artwork, listen to songs originally designed and to taste and smell the flavors it has associated. the exhibited work.

“I am deeply grateful that Lauren [Hall] and the Arts Cultural Center shared my vision for a new type of artistic experience and helped bring it to life,” she said. “I hope to present even more multi-sensory exhibits in the future. This experimental prototype is just the start of something new and flourishing.

Hall, ACCGA’s director of visual arts, is excited about the exhibit.

“This exhibition is an exciting way to immerse yourself in a work of art beyond just ‘sight’,” she said. “Experiencing each piece with all five senses makes you stop and react differently to the work. A traditional exhibition invites you to look. You then react to what you see emotionally. This time your vision is only part of the equation, so you get multiple perceptions, and possibly reactions, to the same coin based on each unique sense.

O’Connor is a traveling artist who has exhibited her work in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Maryland, Georgia, Florida and Tennessee. Some of his collection is on permanent display and available for purchase at Pop of Confetti, a craft market in Carytown. Learn more about her at www.saraoconnorfineart.com.

The Arts Cultural Center is located at 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen. For more details, visit www.artsglenallen.com.

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