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An exhibit of the art and poetry of Tremain Smith, with an opening reception on May 3, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. It will feature her works on paper, with accompanying grief-inspired poetry that was created after the death of her mother, Susan Smith, in 2015.
“I’m telling my story of love, and dying, and death, and grief, and living,” Smith said.
The Old City exhibit will feature her grief paintings and those that also move from grief to joy. Her writing comes from journals she kept through her grieving process as well as from the two-step process of responding to paintings with writing that she currently uses. “As I moved through the rawest grief, I began making artwork about re-engaging with my spirit. So after I finished a piece, I would write something while looking at it,” Smith explains. The exhibit documents her three-year progression through grief to healing.
Smith will lead an art and writing workshop in conjunction with the exhibit on Sunday, May 19, 2-4 pm. There will be a closing reception with a poetry reading on Wednesday, May 29, 6-8 pm. The exhibit will remain on view through June 1. All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10-5, and Saturday & Sunday 12-5.