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Ways of Seeing

Jun 21, 2019

Sallah Jenkins and Marguerite Woods work together on a piece for the Ways of Seeing exhibition, which features art by blind and sighted artists.
Credit Sarah McCann

Ways of Seeing is the name of an exhibition in Baltimore that showcases tactile art --art visitors can experience through touch.

One piece is a sculpture of a cracked eye created by ceramics instructor Sallah Jenkins and Marguerite Woods, president of the at-large chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland. Woods, who lost her sight a decade ago, says the piece reflects her resiliency.

You can see their artwork, and the work of other blind and sighted artists, at the Ways of Seeing exhibition, now through July 20th at Gallery CA - 440 E. Oliver Street in Baltimore. And tomorrow there will be a panel on tactile art at the gallery--a conversation with Marguerite and Sallah, as well as Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, and artist Ann Cunningham. It starts at 1pm.