Giving Voice To Image
March 15 through May 15, 2017
Join Us for an Evening of Excellence
Friday, April 7, 5:30pm
Friday, April 28, 5:30pm
For the fifth time ViVO Contemporary artists are collaborating with an award winning group of New Mexico poets giving poetic voice to artistic image in the new show, Giving Voice To Image 5. This year, former Santa Fe poet laureate Valerie Martínez is participating in this popular event! This creative alliance draws its inspiration from the ancient Roman poet Horace’s adage, “A picture is a poem without words.” All too often, artistic disciplines remain separate. Giving Voice To Image 5 is a unique and exciting celebration of the beauty of words and images which explores the ways in which each can intensify the power of the other.
Introductory Poem for “Giving Voice to Image 5”
Canyon Road is covered with snow.
Dead of winter comes alive inside.
Parallel lives gather in a room of images.
Describe your dream.
Colors, sounds, what comes first, the vision.
The phrases, letters dancing
a dream of color defies words
A shape that is at the same time.
When did the marriage of word and imagine begin:
Late night. Early morning
Crowning. Coming out whole or incomplete.
Our stories visit at night when we go home.
Your visions talk to each other on the walls.
We are all dreamers of the same dream.
You may know what lies ahead
or do you, like me,
long to find those pieces
that fit in the score,
the orchestration of our lives.