Shel­ley Hor­ton-Trippe: A Pro­ce­dure Named Af­ter a Bird 2018, acrylic and mixed me­dia on can­vas

Pasatiempo - - IN THE WINGS -

Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts, 1050 Old Pe­cos Trail, 505-982-1338 To cap­ture the emo­tive na­ture of po­etry in paint, lo­cal artist Shel­ley Hor­ton-Trippe so­licited au­dio record­ings of po­ems by eight award-win­ning poets. Lis­ten­ing to one poem at a time while en­gaged in her stu­dio prac­tice, Hor­ton-Trippe dis­tilled the essence of each into her in­tu­itive, ex­pres­sive ab­strac­tions. The show is called A Greater Sub­lime: 8 Poets / 8 Paint­ings. The po­ems are avail­able in a lim­ited-edi­tion chap­book cre­ated by Tom Leech of the Palace Press and sewn be­tween mono-typed pages by Hor­ton-Trippe. The poets par­tic­i­pate in a se­ries of pub­lic read­ings through­out the run of the show. The first read­ing is with poets Will Alexan­der and Richard Green­field on Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. The ex­hibit opens on Fri­day, Oct. 12, along with the ex­hibits Three Im­age Mak­ers: Paul Cava, Janet Russek, David Schein­baum; The Wan­derer: The Fi­nal Draw­ings of John Con­nell; and El­iz­a­beth Hell­stern’s The Tele­poem Booth Project. The re­cep­tion for all shows is at 5 p.m.

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