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JULY   2002 
EXHIBITIONS 
KENNETH KRAFCHEK

Meditations: A Dialogue
Acrylic on canvas
Main Gallery


July 5-28, 2002

Opening Reception
Friday, July 5, 7:00-10:00pm



"Art and Poetry"
Richmond-based poets respond to the artist's work.
Preview and Reception: 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Poetry Reading: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Free.

Special Event:
Saturday, July 13, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
"Art and Perception: A Buddhist Dialogue"
This talk, meditation, and public discussion is facilitated by the Ven. Claude d'Estree, Buddhist Chaplain at George Mason University and newly appointed Professor at the University of Denver. The public is encouraged to participate. Experience in the meditative arts is not required.
Tickets - $15; Seniors and Students - $12; Couples - $20

Special Event:
Saturday, July 13, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
"Art and Community"
Poets and artists from Richmond, Washington, and Baltimore present their written and visual responses to the artist's work and exchange ideas about art, community, and issues of spirituality. The public is encouraged to participate.
Free.

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I work outside under the summer sun. I place raw canvas, folded and tucked in random patterns, into a bath of shallow water. I pour diluted paints into its pooled recesses and watch as this mix separates into its constituent parts, lightly staining the raised surfaces and settling thickly across the depths of the canvas. After some time, I slowly drain the canvas and leave it to dry in its original configuration.

Over the course of days or even weeks, I search the surface of the canvas for passages that "speak" to me. Ultimately, I will discover a place that resonates with its own natural, unique qualities, born outside my mind's ability to conceptualize -- yet understood none-the-less.

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