“Giving Voice To Image 7” is ViVO Contemporary’s seventh collaboration between the gallery’s artists and local poets.
Opening on March 12 and featuring a reception on March 15, the show displays visual and verbal creations by the gallery’s 10 artists who worked in pairs with 10 poets. The visual artists include Barrie Brown, Warren Keating and Gary Oakley. Among the participating Santa Fe-area poets are Valerie Martínez, Elizabeth Rose, Shuli Lamden and Pamela Villars.
During the past few months, artists and poets became familiar with each other’s work and conceptual visions through email exchanges and phone conversations. Poets visited the gallery and artists’ studios to view work, discuss themes and cultivate ideas.
Both the art and poetry created from this collaboration will be spotlighted during poetry readings/openings taking place on April 5 and May 3.