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ArtWRKD exhibits explore intersection of art and language, unveil profound connections


Prepare to embark on a journey where art and language converge, transcending boundaries and inviting audiences to delve into the depths of creativity and emotion.

ArtWRKD, 126-128 S. State St., Newtown, hosts the double opening of a group Ekphrastic Exhibition and a solo showcase featuring the works of local mixed media artist Danielle Sapienza.

ArtWRKD’s annual Ekphrastic Exhibition, explores the intricate relationship between visual art and literary expression. Through a diverse array of works, ranging from paintings to poetry, this exhibition uncovers the nuanced connections and influences that exist between these two art forms. Visitors are invited to contemplate the symbiotic relationship between art and language, discovering how they enrich and complement each other to create profound and multifaceted experiences.

In her showcase, “Realms, a Solo Exhibition,” Sapienza takes viewers on a deeply personal journey through realms of emotion and spirituality. Inspired by a profound experience, her work transcends mere visual representation to evoke a sense of connection beyond the physical realm. Her artist statement encapsulates the essence of her creations, offering insight into the profound themes of loss, remembrance, and the enduring power of love.

“My brother came to me in a dream shortly after he passed away, telling me all the realms he traveled through to reach me, most of which I couldn’t pronounce. Art has always been a place for me where I feel like I can access a different spiritual level, a portal if you will, to another dimension. I wanted to create a series of realms; places where we can all connect to the other side. An energy where we can be reminded that through the veil, we are still together. Let art be a reminder of the energy we hold for the ones we love so dear, and even through grief and loss, you can still find each other again.”

The Exhibition Opening Reception is set for 6-9 p.m. April 12. The exhibition runs through April 27. For information, contact Ashara Shapiro at 646-924-7394

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