Current Exhibit

In the Mainspace…

November + December

Voice & Vision: A Collaborative Project – Inspiration & Response

Voice & Vision is an annual collaborative project in which local visual artists and writers exchange work in the name of inspiration. In May 2019, 15 artists were randomly paired up with 15 writers, each submitting a piece of work to inspire the other. Over the summer, participants created a piece in response, which was unveiled and read at the final Voice & Vision event in September at APL. This exhibit displays the initial artworks and writer’s work, as well as the response artwork and writer’s response.

In the Den: Artwork by Bert Church - The Art of Noise

Local High School students represent the youth of our community by sharing their artistic talents.

The Art 20/30 students at Bert Church High School have expressed their colour experiences of their favorite songs.

The experience of colour as we usually understand it is a visual one: objects have colour, and we can recall a colour in our minds’ eye. But for some people, colour is a more multi-sensory affair, linked to sound, texture, taste or shapes.  Music has a hue – like the parping of a trumpet that evokes a shower of burnt orange.

Numbers, letters and days of the week have their own shade: the number one is white, the letter L is blue and Monday is red.

This neurological phenomenon is called Synaesthesia; if you don’t have it, it sounds strange, like the straining of an overactive imagination.  But if you’re part of the estimated 4% of the population who are synesthetes, such descriptions are as obvious and natural as the sky being blue and the grass being green.  Synaesthesia is best described as the union of the senses; one sensory experience involuntarily, and consistently, prompts another.  There are up to 70 different types – from tasting the time to smelling a symphony – although the most common involve colour.

 

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