Meditations: A Dialogue
Acrylic on canvas
July 5-28, 2002
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.
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
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
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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