Home Ground: A Poetic Experience - Opening Reception at VALA Art Center - Experience Redmond
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Home Ground: A Poetic Experience – Opening Reception at VALA Art Center

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Aug 12

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Home Ground: A Poetic Experience – Opening Reception at VALA Art Center

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


Multi-media Interactive Exhibit Fuses Visual Art, Poetry, Dance, and Music to Explore Positive Connections to Redmond’s Public Spaces and Fellow Citizens

The public is invited to participate in the free opening event of Home Ground: A Place of Possibilities on Friday, August 12th from 6:30-8 p.m. at VALA Art Center, located at 8020 161st Ave. NE #104, Redmond, Washington. The event kicks off the two-month long interactive, multi-media exhibit where visitors can view art and scan QR codes to watch dances and hear original music in response to Kari Tai’s poetry.

The exhibit features poetry and dance by Kari Tai and artwork including printmaking, painting, mixed media, fluid art, quilling, and music and dance that is created by a collective of seven Eastside artists—Adriana Morales Marin, Ayelet Shalev, Kelley Logan Miller, Rajani Patil, Sandra Penney, September Alexander, and Tanvi Patil. The artists represent diverse perspectives and occupations, including a teen artist and workers in the arts and technology in our communities. Countries and cultures of origin include India, Israel, Mexico, the Philippines. and the United States. The artists model ways of rebuilding community and moving forward in a post-pandemic world with hope through their works in Home Ground.

Exhibit Dates: Saturday, August 13th–Sunday, September 25th
Days/Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 11 am–2 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, August 12th, 6:30–8:00 pm
Venue: VALA Art Center—8020 161st Ave. NE #104, Redmond, WA 98052
Cost: Free, open to everyone

To attend online: Tune in to the facebook.com/ValaEastside page to catch the live stream video of the opening reception between 6:30 pm and 7:00 pm.