Unsaid

Bensonian

Here is a poem by contemporary American poet Dana Gioia about leading lives that are invisible to everyone else.

Unsaid

So much of what we live goes on inside—
The diaries of grief, the tongue-tied aches
Of unacknowledged love are no less real
For having passed unsaid.  What we conceal
Is always more than what we dare confide.
Think of the letters that we write our dead.
leading lives that are invisible to everyone else.

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Upcoming Invitational Art Show: The Extraordinary Tale: Magic Realism in Art

An important characteristic of magic realism is that the viewer must accept the unreal as a natural part of reality.  Other art styles, such as surrealism, symbolism, or fantasy art, rely on the creation of hypothetical worlds that are used to accommodate the imaginary.  Magic realism, on the other hand, uses the real world as the setting and any incredible components of the story are presented naturally as if they were always part of that world.

Author Matthew Strecher gives, perhaps, the best simple definition of Magic Realism when he describes the genre as “what happens when a highly detailed, realistic setting is invaded by something too strange to believe.”

The exhibition includes works by artists from Texas, California, North Carolina, Mexico, and El Salvador.

 

Art accepted into the Young American Talent Juried Show

So proud of my AP student, Francesca Norman (11th), who had two pieces accepted into the Young American Talent Juried Show!!  This downtown show was open to the public for the month of March displaying 100 pieces (out of over 800 entries) to showcase some of the best High School art in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex.C7kc5CuVYAAAkal