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BAAC’s newest exhibition features artist Adrienne Callander’s socially engaged, knit-based response to limited physical contact in the early days of COVID-19.

BATESVILLE — The Batesville Area Arts Council has on display Kindred, an exhibition by Adrienne Callander, at the BAAC Gallery at 226 E. Main St. now through Oct. 3.

This is an interactive exhibition featuring one of Callander’s new projects, #littlesweaterhug, the artist’s socially engaged knit-based response to limited physical contact in the early days of COVID-19. Callander explains, “In April of this year, as a lack of physical contact due to the COVID-19 shutdown started taking its toll, I asked rather whimsically if anyone could use a #littlesweaterhug. I was surprised by the number of requests!”

To date, little sweater hugs have traveled to San Francisco; Boulder, Colorado; Harlem, New York; Louisville, Kentucky; Starkville, Mississippi; Tuscaloosa, Alabama; throughout northwest Arkansas; and now Batesville.

Stop by the gallery to see a collection of little sweater hugs, along with more of Callander’s work.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.