Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Marvelous Metaphors: Art as Visual Poetry

Marvelous Metaphors: Art as Visual Poetry: (8/26-11/5/11): An exhibition of contemporary art that invites explorations into visual metaphors and celebrates the poetics of interpretation. Opening Reception: Friday, August 26, 7 – 10 pm. The Gallery Hours: Saturday & Sunday 12 – 5pm, and by appointment; free admission at the  VAALA Cultural Center: 1600 North Broadway, first floor, Santa Ana, California 92706

The Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association (VAALA) is delighted to announce the opening of Marvelous Metaphors: Art as Visual Poetry, guest curated by Thuy N. D. Tran and showcasing recent works by artists Trinh Mai, Christine Nguyen, Tammy Nguyen, Trinh Ponce, Dao Strom and Van Tran. Marvelous Metaphors marks an important milestone for the VAALA Cultural Center as the organization completes its newest exhibition space. The opening reception presents a lineup of musical performances by Miniature Houses, Whalesound and Sea Moon and is free to the public. Additional programming will be offered throughout the duration of the exhibition, including art talks, a panel discussion on poetry and curatorial walk-throughs.

Marvelous Metaphors: Art as Visual Poetry encourages audiences to read visual art in the same way as poetry—through the contemplation of visual metaphors that play with interpretive possibilities. Featuring new faces to VAALA, Marvelous Metaphors offers a wide array of artistic media including photo-works, paintings on canvas, fiber arts, ceramics, inks on paper, drawings, book-art, sculptures and other mixed media. The artists selected for this exhibition are very diverse in subjectivity and technical approach; however what they all share in common are works that invite viewers to delve into the many overlays of meaning.

Be sure to check it out if you get a chance.

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