Monthly Archives: August 2012

LIVE @ Liv

 

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LIVE @ Liv, a new arts & entertainment series is happening THURSDAY September 6th @ 7pm ! Joel Smith will be reading fiction and I’ll be reading some new poems ! My visual art will be on display through October 23rd ! LIV is open 8am-9pm their bistro hours are 8am to 3pm.

Joel Smith edits fiction for Spork Press and has work forthcoming in Wigleaf. A recent interview about The Parish, his first graphic novel, can be found at the AmeriCorps Alums website.

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GARZA COMMISSION

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WIP FOR LIV SHOWING AUGUST 24TH – OCTOBER 23RD

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Come to LIV Café & Bistro at St. Philip’s Plaza between August 24th and October 23rd. LIV is open 8am-9pm their bistro hours are 8am to 3pm.

Stay tuned for a LIVE at LIV event happening this month! I’ll be reading new poems, other performers TBA…

NINE CIRCLES MAKE A RAINBOW AND A TARGET and CANTO XXVI

NINE CIRCLES MAKE A RAINBOW AND A TARGET
36″ x 36″ acrylic and graphite on canvas

“Nine Circles” refers to Dante’s description of Hell. The structure and orientation of the circles in this painting are based on Michael Mazur’s monotype for Canto XI, which appears in Pinsky’s translation of the Inferno. It is not a coincidence that Dante’s circles appear in my painting both as a target and as a rainbow, a symbol for gay pride. Gays are often targets of brutality. The pink arc with red road markers represents the seventh circle, in which Dante houses those who commit sins of violence. The absent road markers in the upper right symbolize a break in the cycle of violence.

CANTO XXVI                                                                                                                               30″ x 30″ acrylic on canvas

 

 

 

TEA PARTY THIS SATURDAY

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Two new WIP for current show, EKPHRASIS at BENTLEY’S. Come out this Saturday August 11th btw 2pm-3:30pm to celebrate! AUGUST 14th IS THE FINAL DAY TO SEE THE SHOW LIVE. I’ll be serving light savories and sweets, lemonade and iced tea. To vew the show on line go to my website VALYNTINAGRENIER.COM.