The Center for Creative Connections (C3) promotes conversation and community by collaborating with artists and institutions to develop and produce art installations and experiences for and about the community. The result of the collaboration is a mutual understanding of each other's creative process—everyone learns something new.
Gestures is an ongoing collaborative art installation by C3 Visiting Artist Timothy Harding that explores the visibility of the artist's gesture and mark-making in a work of art. Throughout time, and in various cultures, the physical traces of artists can be seen in their objects, such as a weaver's handling of threads to create a pattern or a painter's brushstrokes left on a painted surface. Visitors can examine examples of the artist's gesture throughout the Museum's collection through a self-guided tour created by Harding. In the Center for Creative Connections, Harding invites visitors to contribute digital marks that are then laser cut and arranged into a site-specific line drawing in which the hands of numerous individuals come together to produce a singular whole.