Dori Settles used the phrase “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes” as the inspiration for her glass recreations of significant shoes from the lives of friends, family and strangers. Each shoe holds great importance to someone in the world, and therefore serves as a chance to understand others, embrace imperfection, and celebrate connection.
In their own ways, the work of these artists encourages the individuality of personal interpretation, but also the community created by decency and compassion. Each piece has the potential to serve as a connection between the artist and the viewer, the viewer and the subject, and all viewers with one another. A “meet the artists” and opening reception for “Worth a Thousand Words” will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 Liberty Street in Salisbury.
The exhibit will run from Sept. 9-Dec. 30. Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 10 a.m–5 p.m; Saturday, 10 a.m. a.m -2 p.m.
Excerpted from an article in the Salisbury Post, 9/14/2023