Fri, Oct 28|
ViVO Contemporary Hosts Pairings: Paintings & Poet
Giving Voice To Image celebrates its 10th anniversary! This popular event pairs award-winning poets with the gallery's fine artists in an exciting evening of live poetry readings in the presence of the art that inspired the work. Artists and poets will be on hand for commentary and conversation.
Time & Location
Oct 28, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
ViVO Contemporary, 725 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
About the Event
For the tenth time, ViVO Contemporary artists are collaborating with an award-winning group of New Mexico poets giving poetic voice to artistic image in the new show, Giving Voice To Image 10. This creative alliance draws its inspiration from the ancient Roman poet Horace’s adage, “A picture is a poem without words.” All too often, artistic disciplines remain separate. Giving Voice To Image 10 is a unique and exciting celebration of the beauty of words and images which explores the ways in which each can intensify the power of the other.
Gallery artists and local poets worked together over the past few months to create new works inspired by each other’s conceptual visions. Emails flew back and forth as the creative process unfolded. Poets visited ViVO Contemporary as well as the artists’ individual studios to view the artists’ work, discuss themes, and cultivate ideas. The result of this shared effort is an exciting show of new poetry and works of art inspired by and amplified through collaboration.
Both the art and the poetry created from this collaboration will be spotlighted in a series of poetry readings - cum - gallery openings for the show, “Giving Voice to Image 10”, which runs October 12 through December 13, 2022. Specifically, painters, printmakers, kiln glass artists and mixed media artists from ViVO Contemporary have paired with established and notable New Mexico poets. Readings by a select number of poets will take place at the gallery on Friday evenings October 14 and October 28 at 5pm.
Books featuring the poetry with the art that inspired them will be available for purchase at the event.