Explore Redmond's History 'Through a Poet's Eye' - Art Exhibit and Poetry Event - Experience Redmond
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Explore Redmond’s History ‘Through a Poet’s Eye’ – Art Exhibit and Poetry Event

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May 28

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Explore Redmond’s History ‘Through a Poet’s Eye’ – Art Exhibit and Poetry Event

VALA Art Center
8020 161st Ave NE, #104
Redmond, WA 98052


VALA Eastside and Redmond Historical Society Celebrate City’s 2012 Centennial in Poetry, Archival Photos

This April, National Poetry Month, the Redmond Historical Society and VALA Eastside are proud to present “Through a Poet’s Eye,” a one-of-a-kind exhibition that intertwines history, poetry, and photography to celebrate the City of Redmond’s rich past. The exhibition will be on display from April 7 to May 28, 2023, at VALA Art Center, located at 8020 161st Ave NE, #104, Redmond, WA 98052. Open hours are Sat/Sun 11:00 am-2:00 pm.

‘Through a Poet’s Eye’ Exhibit on Display April 7-May 28

“Through a Poet’s Eye” features large photographic prints accompanied by reproductions of the poems they inspired from the City of Redmond’s centennial poetry anthology, 10X10. The anthology, a collaborative effort between Redmond’s first Poet Laureate, Rebecca Meredith, the Redmond Arts Commission, and the Redmond Library, highlights the City’s history through the unique lens of poetry.

Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a fusion of visual and literary art that invites them to explore Redmond’s past and connect with its vibrant heritage.

An opening reception for “Through a Poet’s Eye” took place on Friday, April 7, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at VALA Art Center.  The reception was an excellent opportunity for attendees to get a first look at the exhibition and engage with fellow art and history enthusiasts. 

Special Poetry Activity April 22nd, 2-3 pm

In addition, the Redmond Historical Society will host a special Poetry Activity at VALA Art Center on Saturday, April 22, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in connection with their 2023 Poetry Showcase. This activity will give participants an opportunity to create their own poem in response to the featured photos. For more information about the Society’s Poetry Showcase or Poetry Activity, visit tinyurl.com/RHS2023PoetryShowcase.

Don’t miss the chance to experience Redmond’s history in a fresh and inspiring way. For more information about “Through a Poet’s Eye” and upcoming events at VALA Art Center, please visit valaeastside.org/exhibitions-and-events or contact info@valaeastside.org.

About Redmond Historical Society:

The Redmond Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Redmond, Washington. Through educational programs, events, and exhibits, the Society engages the community in exploring and celebrating Redmond’s rich heritage. For more information, visit: redmondhistoricalsociety.org

About VALA Eastside:

Venues for Artists in the Local Area, VALA Eastside, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization based in Redmond, Washington, committed to connecting artists to artists, artists to the community, and the community to art. For more information, visit:  valaeastside.org