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Art by Night: Artist Giuseppina Giordano & Writer Ashley Rhame

Friday, September 06, 2019

5:00pm - 9:00pm

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Please join us for a special Art by Night!

We welcome Italian artist, Giuseppina Giordano, as we celebrate the opening of her new site-specific exhibition, Please, Teach Me the Language of a Rose. You can experience Giordano’s stellar work and hear from the artist herself about the inspiration, process, and thought behind her multisensorial show and immersive installation. Poetry, sign language, translations, art history, painting, sculpture, and the concept of Zen are just a few of the themes crossed in this show. This exhibition is presented by The Secular Society.

Artist Talk with Giuseppina Giordano | 6:30-7:30pm
Adult Visitors: $8 | Educators + students with ID: $5 | Members: FREE

Pre-registration is required for the Artist Talk. Space is limited for these intimate conversations with the artist; register today!

Additionally, we are excited to host Roanoke writer Ashley Rhame. She will be writing a series of poems inspired by several art pieces in our galleries, including Giordano’s show, Please, Teach Me the Language of a Rose. On this evening, you can hear them firsthand. Following Giordano's Artist Talk, we will tour through the galleries, gathering at each artwork to hear the poem she has written as a response. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to experience the talented writer and speaker she is.

Rhame is a native of Roanoke, Virginia who began writing poetry at the age of 21. She has self-published two books, Soul Cry and God’s Eye. Her work has been featured in the Artemis Journal alongside poets like Nikki Giovanni in the Appalachian area. Ashley has also led workshops at Hollins University, Girls Rock Roanoke, church youth departments, and other local organizations. You can find her every other Wednesday night at Soul Sessions using her voice to create a space that’s loving, reflective, and healthy.
Instagram: a.rhame

We hope you are able to enjoy this powerful celebration of the vast disciplines within the art world.