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