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ConText art exhibition and poetry reading


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conText art exhibition @ Errant artSpace, 975 Alston Street, Victoria, BC.  September 12 to 27, 2020 

Live Ekphrastic Poetry Event September 12, 3pm. with Gisela Ruebsaat at Errant artSpace

The conTEXTshow includes the following artists - Farid Abdulbaki, Rachel Epp Buller, Jeanne Cannizzo, Jane Coombe, Lorraine Douglas, Kathy Guthrie, Ira Hoffecker, John Luna, Richard Pawley, Anne Petrie and Victoria poets, John Luna and Gisela Ruebsaat. 

Virtual Show Tour, September 17, 7.30 to 8.30. Zoom event with Gisela Ruebsaat and Ira Hoffecker.   

The Speaking Surface: Text and Embodiment in Painting.  September 19, 7- 9.30 with John Luna.  Zoom event with Vancouver Island School of Art. 

 Errant artSpace is pleased to announce conTEXT, an art exhibition featuring the incorporation of text as printing, handwriting, calligraphy, sound, letters and words.  This show (originally scheduled for April 2020) is to be held in collaboration with the Victoria Arts Council,  Stanzas, a city-wide art and poetry event.   In planning this show, the co-curators, Jane Coombe and Ira Hoffecker, approached a wide variety of established and emerging visual artists who work with text, in some form or other.  

A special Ekphrastic poetry event will be held September 12 at 3pm  at Errant artSpace on Alston Street.   This event will feature poems written by Gisela Ruebsaat in response to specific works of art from the conTEXT exhibition and will be held in the parking lot outside the Gallery, to maintain safe distancing.  There will also be an opportunity for guests to actively engage with the art by developing their own written responses. 


For more information contact: 



Kegan McFadden, VAC<ed@vicartscouncil.ca>

Website: errantartspace.com 

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