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Quinton Bemiller, Gorman Bentley, Andrew Bentson, Dan Elliot, Patter Hellstrom, Kendall Johnson, Karen Kauffman, Richard Kozlow, Steve Long, Fr. Bill Moore, Vartan Ohanian, John Otter, Stephen Rybacki, Ken Sheffer, Loa Sprung, Dody Weston Thomson, Duke Windsor, Jan Wright, Unknown


In the realm of artistic expression, practitioners have skillfully harnessed the boundless potential of abstraction to distill their rich tapestry of experiences, profound ideas, and raw emotions into a captivating language of pure visual poetry.

Abstraction is the process of simplifying or distilling the essence of an object or concept, reducing it to its fundamental elements. In visual poetry, abstraction takes this concept further by eliminating recognizable forms and embracing the freedom to convey emotions and ideas through non-representational means. By removing the constraints of literal representation, abstraction invites viewers to engage with the artwork on a deeper, more subjective level.

One of the beauties of visual poetry lies in its openness to interpretation. Unlike representational  art, which often dictates a singular narrative, abstract art allows viewers to bring their own experiences, emotions, and perspectives into the artwork. The absence of a fixed meaning encourages dialogue and invites individuals to find personal connections, thereby making each
viewer an active participant in the creation of meaning.

The art of abstraction is a powerful language that transcends traditional modes of communication. hrough the interplay of colors, shapes, lines, and textures, visual poetry invites us to explore new realms of emotion, thought, and perception. It challenges us to engage with art in a more subjective  and introspective way, fostering a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us. As we delve into the world of visual poetry, we discover that the language of abstraction has the capacity to touch our souls and ignite our imagination like no other.

    Fr. Bill Moore  
    Dody Weston Thompson  
Jun 30th - Aug 26th 2023

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