Possibilities’ by Monthly bill Sortino. Courtesy/SFCC

SFCC Information:

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

The exhibition attributes the work of artists Jane Shoenfeld and Monthly bill Sortino.

The two various modern artists will offer a showcase of paintings imbued with a deep link to poetry.

“This is this sort of an enjoyable show that will resonate with artists and poets alike,” claimed Linda Cassel, director of the Visible Arts Gallery. “While the artists are pretty different, they each are so gifted and dedicated to immersing them selves in the full inventive system of portray, as properly as composing 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 publish poems in reaction to the paintings in this exhibition.

For lots of many years, Shoenfeld’s pastel paintings have been encouraged by the poems of W.B. Yeats. In latest yrs, her paintings have been in response to her very own poetry. Sortino started checking out the principle of ekphrasis by melding his like of painting with his have poetry.

Jane Shoenfeld Artist Assertion:

“For several years, I have established art in response to traces from Yeats’ 1919 poem, “The Second Coming.” Study aloud, his poem is a visionary incantation. Chanting his phrases though portray, I invoke the two the collective and my have unconscious. Regrettably, Yeats’ dim and symbolic vision remains applicable as we confront a pandemic and local climate change. I proceed to generate visible artwork in response to his darkish vision, to my very own desires, my possess poetry and to nature’s glorious electricity where by wind blows, water flows, place is animated and practically nothing is vacant.”

“I was 1st invited to demonstrate this entire body of work at SFCC in 2019. Since then, the show has reworked into a collaboration amongst Invoice Sortino and myself. We are both equally offering lifestyle to worlds of images and photographs in phrases. I also have created a ebook of my poetry, along with illustrations or photos that will be offered at this exhibit.”

Bill Sortino Artist Assertion:

“Having lived in Santa Fe considering that 1982, I have absorbed this significant desert land I now connect with home. This hallowed floor, which stirs the soul, is why artists have cherished New Mexico for so long. Recently, I have additional my poetry to my paintings, giving an added glimpse into my creativeness and opening an option perspective to the get the job done. This system is named “ekphrasis.” For me, poetry sits at the exact desk with nonobjective artwork and Jazz. Each is an expression of the integral area of our being, permitting for the acceptance of the multiple proportions of space and the recognition that ideas of a mere 3-dimensional romantic relationship with time, boundaries not just our bodies, but also the endless union with our soul!”

See more about Jane Shoenfeld and her work at https://www.janeshoenfeld.com/

Also, watch Jane Shoenfeld 2016 Video Abstracts of Mother nature at https://vimeo.com/152208063/

See additional about Bill Sortino and his artwork at https://www.billsortino.com/

The Santa Fe Visual Arts Gallery is open up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday via Friday on the SFCC’s key campus, 6401 Richards Avenue.  All are welcome to take a look at the gallery.

Specific observe: SFCC COVID visitor on campus protocols need all people to put on a mask and to social distance. For much more details about the gallery, speak to SFCC Director of Artwork on Campus Linda Cassel at [email protected] or 505.428.1501.

‘The Middle Can’t Hold’ by Jane Shoenfeld (in reaction to phrase from ‘The 2nd Coming’, WB Yeats) Pastel on Tinted, Sanded Paper, 28 1/8” X 20 1/8”. Courtesy/SFCC

By Indana