‘STORYTANGLE’ EXHIBIT OPENS AT KENTUCK

By WVUA 23 Reporter Kayla Smith

Kentuck Art Center debuted a new, interactive exhibit called Storytangle on Nov 7.

Unlike most art exhibits, Storytangle is unique because visitors are encouraged to touch and interact with the displays.

The project draws inspiration from literary classics like “Alice in Wonderland,” “Fahrenheit 451” and “Where the Wild Things Are.” Many pieces intertwine narratives from multiple stories, and visitors might have to stop and take a second look to identify them all.

“This environment is important to the community because it’s something different,” said Ashley Williams, Marketing Manager of Kentuck Art Center.

“It’s family-friendly, and kids and adults can come through and have a good time.”

Several local artists collaborated to created pieces that work together to bring stories to life. Kerry Kennedy, one of the studio artists to work on the exhibit, created a piece that features a tree and a random sentence generator.

“[The words] become a part of the foliage of our tree,” Kennedy said.

The piece features many sentences and short poems created by visitors. Kennedy said that she hopes more will be added in the upcoming days.

Tickets for admission to the exhibit are $7.

Storytangle will be open Thursday through Sunday for the rest of November. However, the hours of operation vary from day to day, so make sure to check Kentuck’s schedule before you plan your visit.

For more information about ticket prices and hours, visits www.kentuck.org.

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