ARTFEEL is an arts appreciation initiative celebrating
the vast collection of public artworks found in The Woodlands, Texas
(one of the largest collections in the country!). Here’s how it works:
Quarterly, ARTFEEL spotlights a public artwork and invites residents to share their feelings with one another on The Woodlands Arts Council’s Facebook page
. ARTFEEL creator and writer, Nickole Kerner Bobley, shares how the ART makes her FEEL and shares it to help get the conversations flowing. As residents “comment” with their feelings about the art they then share the post with their friends and soon conversations about art are moving across social media like wildfire!
Then, The Woodlands Arts Council
offers up a 2-hour live show, ARTFEEL LIVE, at Market Street Green
where a stage and microphone are available to residents to share how the
public artwork in spotlight makes them feel—their “artfeel.”
Participants get 3 minutes or less to share their feelings or
impressions, some say one word while others tell a robust story or
recount a special memory, some bring in their own art work that has been
influenced by the piece, others improvise a poem, sing a song, play
instruments, act out a scene from a film, dance and some even
show-and-tell an object from their home. The rules are there are no
rules—and that is the fun!
Join us to see what bubbles up when people share their feelings about art!