Two Great Exhibits In One At The Sordoni Art Gallery

. March 21 - May 14 . Landscapes Within Landscapes  &  Process . Landscapes Within Landscapes 50 large prints survey the artist's career, this exhibit illuminates how the perception of nature and the nature of perception are deeply intertwined. How we see the land changes how we see ourselves. The artist suggests we are land, not apart from nature but a part of Nature. . Process 25 small prints unveil the artist's practices in detail, showing how process influences perception. . Enhanced with audio, video, and hybrid texts, the two exhibits combined offer a unique look into contemporary visions of land and changes in photographic practice. . Catalog A catalog expanding upon the exhibit will be available. . Sordoni Art Gallery – Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, PA . Sign up for Collector's Alert for more news. . .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%;...

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My Antarctica – Waking

 . . Enjoy the Viewing Room here. . I’ve fallen in love with Antarctica.   My Antarctica is a dream. Time and time again, when I gaze at her, I can’t believe what I’m seeing. I blink, I shake my head, I pinch myself but no matter what I do she’s still there – even when I return home, she’s always with me. I feel like I’m dreaming when I’m with her; I dream of her when I’m away from her.   My Antarctica is transcendent. Her lyrical beauty is so powerful that is gets hard to breathe as she fills me up with wonder.   My Antarctica is purity incarnate. Every second of every day she’s washed clean by the kisses of clouds and the caress of waves. As she...

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My Antarctica

. . Enjoy the Viewing Room here. . My Antarctica . Antarctica is … well see that’s the problem. Antarctica is so otherworldly it defies easy description. Sublimely overwhelming, it’s a place of contradictions and mystery It’s desolate; it’s alive. It’s immense; it’s intimate. It’s lyrical; it’s brutal. It’s so remote and yet it touches the rest of the world in one way or another. . Life . The Antarctica I know, the peninsula, is surrounded by waters teeming with life – plankton, krill, fish, seals, whales and bird after bird after bird. Its waters feed the world’s waters. But every time I turn my gaze inland, I remember why they call it the crystal desert; its 5,000 meter thick ice receives less precipitation than the Sahara; there there are almost no signs of...

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Enjoy The Ekphrastic Review’s Writing Challenge With My Antarctic Images

Deadline – April 15 . . Ekphrastic writing is written in response to works of art. The Ekphrastic Review is offering its current writing challenge based on my images. The responses are certain to be surprising and diverse. TER will publish the winning responses online this month. . I chose these twin images because they’re pivotal in dual series of images, one nonfiction and the other fiction – Antarctica Waking & Antarctica Dreaming. It was breathtaking when we saw it. That ice can look like Greco-Roman architecture still astonishes me. Clearly, I see this image / these images in more than one way ...

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Three Simple Lines / Natalie Goldberg & John Paul Caponigro

. Tuesday, May 24 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm (Mountain Time) . Online At The Santa Fe Workshops . Creativity Continues at Santa Fe Workshops when author Natalie Goldberg joins John Paul Caponigro for an intriguing conversation about how words make images and images make words. Natalie sets the tone and the stage for the evening by reading from her newest book, Three Simple Lines: A Writer’s Pilgrimage Into the Heart and Homeland of Haiku. Then John Paul and Natalie discuss the larger themes of how writing and perception are deeply intertwined and how writing can be both inspiring and useful for visual artists. The program finishes with a lively question and answer session — first between Natalie and John Paul, and then open to...

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