Stepping into the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, the tranquil, meditative aura of Shirley Chambliss’ exhibit, “Sense of Touch” awakens a whimsical warmth. 

The earth-toned panels surround a floating snow-white bed and complement hand-sewn throw pillows suspended in the air. 

Chambliss, who works out of an art studio inside the adjacent School Street Studios, said she hopes the installation opens the minds of viewers to the art of fiber and hand-woven or hand-crafted items, such as blankets, panels, rugs, tapestries, wall hangings and pillows. 

Her show, which continues through Friday, July 12, transforms ordinary objects into extraordinary art through purposeful design. 

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