The second Poetry Project Exhibition and Book Launch brings Art and Poetry together again at the at the new GALLERY GEORGE beginning June 1st. A collaborative project between Beedie Luminaries and ParkerArtSalon, with half the proceeds from the art sales going to Beedie Luminaries, the exhibit’s official opening event takes place Saturday, June 4th, from 2 – 4pm.
Beedie Luminaries is a registered foundation and non-profit society that helps remove barriers to education for B.C. students with potential who are facing financial adversity. Beedie Luminaries students were invited to participate in the Project by submitting a work of poetry, inspired by a selection of art provided by the ParkerArtSalon. The poems will be exhibited alongside the twenty-two corresponding artwork by the Parker artists, resulting in a stimulating juxtaposition of two completely different creative ventures.
While the artists of ParkerSalon enjoy wide renown, the young students are at the beginning of life’s journey, and their poetry reflects a wide range of study and diversity. What is consistent, however, is the astonishing beauty and craft of the poetry they’ve produced, filled with insights, revelation, and sensitivity. Adults sometimes forget their younger selves and the incredible potential of the maturing mind. The ParkerArtSalon Poetry Project offers a reminder of this beautiful synergy of artistic minds.
In addition to the exhibition, The Poetry Project is published as a book launching at the same time, and available for purchase at GALLERY GEORGE for $25.00/each. Made possible by a donation from Beedie. .
The second Poetry Project Exhibition and Book Launch is on display June 1 to 26, 2022 at GALLERY GEORGE at 1502 East Hastings. Opening reception with the artists in attendance takes place, June 4th and 5th from 2pm to 4m. GALLERY GEORGE is open Wednesday – Sunday noon- 5PM, or by appointment