Remember first dates and hugging friends and family members with abandon? The pandemic has made it difficult or impossible for many to be in the presence of loved ones, and we're more aware of the value of sharing physical space than ever. This selection of works by Art Enables artists celebrates touch and romantic, platonic, and familial love. In these drawings and paintings, friends and family members embrace, couples dance, smooch, and stroll together, and a loving mama seal nurses her baby. A reminder of things we're both thankful for and missing, and what we've sacrificed to keep each other safe – an act of love in itself.
"I Want to Hold Your Hand" includes works by Maurice Barnes, Jay Bird, Duane Blacksheare-Staton, Mara Clawson, Egbert "Clem" Evans, Michael Haynes, Payman Jazini, Toni Lane, Paul Lewis, Charles Meissner, and Imani Turner.