The Centre Can not Hold’ Jan. 27

Yoshiko Yap

Possibilities’ by Bill Sortino. Courtesy/SFCC

SFCC Information:

SANTA FE — Santa Fe Community College’s (SFCC) Visual Arts Gallery provides the exhibition, “Paintings and Poetry: The Middle Cannot Keep,” which opens 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27.

The exhibition features the function of artists Jane Shoenfeld and Invoice Sortino.

The two varied up to date artists will present a showcase of paintings imbued with a deep relationship to poetry.

“This is this sort of an remarkable exhibit that will resonate with artists and poets alike,” claimed Linda Cassel, director of the Visual Arts Gallery. “While the artists are really different, they equally are so gifted and devoted to immersing them selves in the comprehensive artistic approach of portray, as properly as writing poetry.”

A workshop “Poems from Paintings” with Poet Donald Levering is scheduled in conjunction with the exhibition 1-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 at the SFCC Visual Arts Gallery at SFCC’s most important campus, 6401 Richards Avenue. Individuals in this workshop will compose poems in reaction to the paintings in this exhibition.

For numerous several years, Shoenfeld’s pastel paintings had been inspired by the poems of W.B. Yeats. In modern years, her paintings have been in response to her very own poetry. Sortino started discovering the notion of ekphrasis by melding his enjoy of portray with his have poetry.

Jane Shoenfeld Artist Statement:

“For a number of a long time, I have created artwork in reaction to lines from Yeats’ 1919 poem, “The Next Coming.” Read through aloud, his poem is a visionary incantation. Chanting his phrases while portray, I invoke both equally the collective and my own unconscious. Regrettably, Yeats’ darkish and symbolic eyesight continues to be relevant as we confront a pandemic and weather modify. I continue to make visible art in reaction to his dim eyesight, to my individual dreams, my very own poetry and to nature’s wonderful electrical power the place wind blows, water flows, room is animated and absolutely nothing is vacant.”

“I was very first invited to clearly show this overall body of function at SFCC in 2019. Since then, the exhibit has transformed into a collaboration in between Invoice Sortino and myself. We are each supplying daily life to worlds of pictures and images in phrases. I also have designed a ebook of my poetry, together with photographs that will be accessible at this exhibit.”

Monthly bill Sortino Artist Assertion:

“Having lived in Santa Fe since 1982, I have absorbed this substantial desert land I now phone dwelling. This hallowed ground, which stirs the soul, is why artists have cherished New Mexico for so lengthy. Recently, I have added my poetry to my paintings, offering an added glimpse into my creativity and opening an choice check out to the operate. This method is termed “ekphrasis.” For me, poetry sits at the similar desk with nonobjective art and Jazz. Every single is an expression of the integral place of our currently being, permitting for the acceptance of the various dimensions of house and the recognition that ideas of a mere a few-dimensional relationship with time, limitations not just our bodies, but also the unending union with our soul!”

See additional about Jane Shoenfeld and her function at

Also, view Jane Shoenfeld 2016 Video Abstracts of Nature at

See extra about Invoice Sortino and his artwork at

The Santa Fe Visible Arts Gallery is open up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday on the SFCC’s major campus, 6401 Richards Avenue.  All are welcome to stop by the gallery.

Exclusive notice: SFCC COVID customer on campus protocols call for all people to use a mask and to social distance. For extra information about the gallery, make contact with SFCC Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel at [email protected] or 505.428.1501.

‘The Heart Cannot Hold’ by Jane Shoenfeld (in reaction to phrase from ‘The Second Coming’, WB Yeats) Pastel on Tinted, Sanded Paper, 28 1/8” X 20 1/8”. Courtesy/SFCC

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