The Center Are not able to Hold’ Opens Feb. 3

Jane Shoenfeld’s ‘The Heart Simply cannot Hold’ (in response to phrase from ‘The Second Coming’, WB Yeats,) Pastel on Tinted, Sanded Paper, 28 1/8” X 20 1/8”. Courtesy/SFCC

  Bill Sortino’s ‘Possibilities’, Acrylic on Canvas, 36” x 48”. Courtesy/SFCC 

SFCC Information:

SANTA FE — Santa Fe Local community College’s (SFCC) Visible Arts Gallery provides the exhibition, ‘Paintings and Poetry: The Center Are not able to Hold,’ 5-7 p.m. Thursday,  Feb. 3 in the gallery at 6401 Richards. Ave.  

The exhibition functions the do the job of artists Jane Shoenfeld and Bill Sortino. Proof of vaccination will be expected for attendance at the opening and to show up at a exclusive workshop with Poet Donald Levering from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11. 

The two varied modern day artists will present a showcase of paintings imbued with a deep connection to poetry.

“This is this sort of an thrilling exhibit that will resonate with artists and poets alike,” Director of the Visible Arts Gallery, Linda Cassel said. “While the artists are very distinct, they the two are so gifted and devoted to immersing them selves in the total creative process of portray, as perfectly as composing poetry.”

A workshop “Poems from Paintings” with Poet Donald Levering is scheduled in conjunction with the exhibition 1-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 at the SFCC Visible Arts Gallery at SFCC’s principal campus, 6401 Richards Avenue. Members in this workshop will write poems in response to the paintings in this exhibition.

For quite a few years, Shoenfeld’s pastel paintings were impressed by the poems of W.B. Yeats. In latest decades, her paintings have been in response to her very own poetry. Sortino began checking out the thought of ekphrasis by melding his really like of painting with his have poetry. 

Jane Shoenfeld Artist Statement:

“For various years, I have made art in response to strains from Yeats’ 1919 poem, “The Second Coming.” Examine aloud, his poem is a visionary incantation. Chanting his phrases even though painting, I invoke each the collective and my have unconscious. Unfortunately, Yeats’ darkish and symbolic vision stays pertinent as we confront a pandemic and climate adjust. I continue on to build visible art in reaction to his darkish eyesight, to my very own desires, my have poetry and to nature’s superb electrical power exactly where wind blows, drinking water flows, room is animated and absolutely nothing is empty.”

“I was 1st invited to display this human body of function at SFCC in 2019. Due to the fact then, the exhibit has transformed into a collaboration involving Bill Sortino and myself. We are both supplying lifetime to worlds of photos and illustrations or photos in text. I also have established a ebook of my poetry, together with photos that will be available at this exhibit.” 

Monthly bill Sortino Artist Assertion: 

“Having lived in Santa Fe due to the fact 1982, I have absorbed this high desert land I now get in touch with house. This hallowed ground, which stirs the soul, is why artists have cherished New Mexico for so long. Not too long ago, I have added my poetry to my paintings, furnishing an additional glimpse into my creativity and opening an option watch to the get the job done. This system is referred to as “ekphrasis.” For me, poetry sits at the exact same table with nonobjective art and Jazz. Every is an expression of the integral house of our becoming, allowing for for the acceptance of the a number of proportions of house and the recognition that principles of a mere three-dimensional romance with time, boundaries not just our bodies, but also the unending union with our soul!”       

See additional about Shoenfeld and her do the job at Also, perspective Shoenfeld 2016 Movie Abstracts of Mother nature at

See extra about Sortino and his artwork at

The Santa Fe Visual Arts Gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday on the SFCC’s key campus, 6401 Richards Ave.  All are welcome to visit the gallery.

Exclusive be aware: SFCC COVID visitor on campus protocols demand all people to dress in a mask and to social distance. For additional facts about the gallery, contact SFCC’s Director of Artwork on Campus Linda Cassel at [email protected] or 505.428.1501.