New, Free Interactive Addition at the Paint Creek Center for the Arts

Marbles Away!

Glass mugs with marbles near a large bowl of marbles sit on a table for guests to pick up

How does this Art make you Feel?

A new “clinking” sound can be heard in the gallery at Paint Creek Center for the Arts thanks to a new, free interactive addition to the Palette & Brush Exhibition. Exhibition visitors carry a cup of colored marbles through the exhibition. Whenever an exhibit piece moves them, they select a marble that corresponds to their emotion and place it into a clear tube located next to each piece of art. A red marble means the viewer feels excited, orange is for sad, green for happy, blue for calm and clear for curious. “We love hearing the clinking of the marbles dropping into the tubes, knowing that our visitors are interacting with artwork and sharing their emotional responses with other visitors,” said Elizabeth Chilton, Executive Director at Paint Creek Center for the Arts.

The interactive art exhibition is free and open to the public through March 9, 2019 during Paint Creek Center for the Arts business hours Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The second floor gallery is located in Paint Creek Center for the Arts’ historic building at 407 Pine Street, Rochester, MI 48307.

About the Paint Creek Center for the Arts

Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) evolved out of the Art & Apples Festival, which held its first event in Rochester Municipal Park in 1965. Since 1983, PCCA has been dedicated to helping people in our region explore, experience, and share their creativity through art classes, exhibitions, outreach programs, community projects, and the continuation of the Art & Apples Festival. Art education classes are offered in a variety of media for all ages and levels of experience. Drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, and summer camps are the core of PCCA’s programming. PCCA is best known for presenting the Art & Apples Festival which was named one of the 2018 top 10 fine art and design festivals in the nation.

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