Singing Head Pop-up Exhibit


On November 2nd at 2 p.m., The Center for Contemporary Art will showcase the collaboration of three river-town artists: Fred Lowe, poet of Frenchtown, NJ; Val Sivilli, painter and graphic artist of Mount Joy, PA.; and Ulla Warchol, book designer and fabricator of Upper Black Eddy, PA.

Singing Head celebrates the ancient alphabet of Gaelic Scotland and Ireland whose letters are the names of trees. Eighteen poems mirror the 18 tree/letters of the alphabet. Songlike, simple but elegant, Fred Lowe’s poems draw on botanical and mythological lore.

Each poem is paired with an image created by the painter/printmaker Val Sivilli. Poems and images play against each other in striking ways. The entire work is newly presented in a limited edition book designed and hand-constructed by book artist Ulla Warchol.

The book will be presented on Sunday, November 2nd at The Center for Contemporary Art from 2 until 4 p.m. Light fare and wine will precede an informal discussion among the three artists about their collaboration. Individual poem-prints will be available for sale along with numbered copies of the book. Poem-prints will be on exhibit from Thursday, October 30 through Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Gallery hours for this pop-up exhibit are Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.