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The Roman poet Horace once wrote, “A picture is a poem without words.” Now, 2,000 years later, Vivo Contemporary artists and an award-winning group of Santa Fe poets are working together for a second time giving poetic voice to artistic image. Too often, artistic disciplines remain separate. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to celebrate the beauty of both words and images and to explore the ways in which each can intensify the power of the other.
Both the art and the poetry created from this collaboration will be spotlighted in the show, “Giving Voice to Image 2,” which runs January 29 through March 4, 2014. Specifically, 12 sculptors, painters, book artists, printmakers, glass artists and mixed media artists from Vivo Contemporary have been paired with 12 established, talented, and award winning Santa Fe poets.
The artists and poets have been working together during the past few months creating new works inspired by each other’s creative visions. Poets have visited the artists’ studios or the gallery to view the artists’ work, discuss themes, and cultivate ideas. Each poet has then written a new poem inspired by and amplifying an artist’s work.
This unique collaboration is being celebrated in a series of poetry readings-cum-gallery openings at ViVO Contemporary, 725 Canyon Road. The first opening will take place on Friday, January 31, from 5:00 until 7:00 PM featuring Julia Deisler, Renee Gregorio, Donald Levering, Mary McGinnis, Elizabeth O’Brien and Elizabeth Raby with an introductory reading by Barbara Rockman.. The second reading will take place on Friday, February 7 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM, also at Vivo Contemporary, featuring Paul Biagi, Mike Burwell, Lauren Camp, Shebana Coelho, Miriam Sagan and Lauren Camp reading Darryl Williams’ poem, with an introductory reading by Barbara Rockman. Artists will also be present.