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Ongoing: Lines Connecting Lines Exhibit through June 1

Lines Connecting Lines Exhibit Gives Images to Words

Start with one work of art and allow it to grow and transform into a completely new piece of art in a different medium. It is not a unique idea, but it is one that has proven inspirational time and again. In this case the original art was poems written by local poets that then inspired new works of visual art. The outcome of this collaboration is the exhibit “Lines Connecting Lines” at Gallery UMA (145 Pleasant Street, Malden) opening Thursday, April 7 and running through June 1.

This exhibit is inspired in part by this year’s Malden Reads book selection “An American Sunrise,” by Joy Harjo. It is hosted by Gallery UMA, curated by Lisa L. Sears and co-organized with David Chia.

This project was supported, in part, by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Image above: Artwork detail from “Rebirth” by Ose Manheim, Poem excerpt from “In New England’s February I Worry About What the Crocuses Will Tell Us” by Julia Lisella.

“Lines Connecting Lines” runs April 7 – June 1, 2022
Gallery UMA is open to the public:
Monday – Wednesday noon – 6:30 pm
Thursday noon – 8 pm
Fridays by appointment: 11am – 6 pm. (To make an appointment, please give 24 hours advance notice by emailing anne@umaverse.org or calling 781-321-6400, ext. 101.)

*Hours are subject to change if there is a rise in Covid cases.