Past Lives ~ encounters from previous sojourns
Hilary DePolo, Poet and Curator
Friday, September 7, 2012
Friday, November 9
9am – 4pm iCal
The Art Center
Hilary DePolo, Poet / Curator
September 7 – November 9, 2012
Opening Reception September 7, 7 – 9 pm.
Gallery Talk 6:30 pm.
People often chat at cocktails parties about past lives, but few actually explore the possibility. For poet Hilary DePolo, her past lives became the inspiration of a body of poetry and an exhibition of visual art based on that poetry.
Ms. DePolo is a poet and playwright living in Denver, CO. Many years ago, she participated in a past life regression during which a hypnotist took her back into lives from three separate time periods. The images of these hypnotic trances stayed with her and became the basis of character poems. In each poem she explores a character she may have met in previous time on earth. To heighten the experience of the written word, Ms. DePolo sought participation of visual artists to react and respond to the poetry.
The exhibition, based on the book, PAST LIVES ~ encounters from previous sojourns, includes 22 poems and 22 pieces of visual art.
Visual artists include: Patricia Aaron, Denver, CO, Dawn Williams Boyd, Atlanta, GA, Ted Fish, Salida, CO, Michael Brangoccio, Boonville, IA and Karen Z. Haynes, Denver, CO
Hilary DePolo has been writing poetry for more than 25 years. Her work has been published by Green Fuse Poetic Arts, and the Loveland Museum Gallery. She has received residencies from The Ucross Foundation and the Jentel Artist Residency Program. Her script, Beggar Dog, will receive its first reading this fall at the Denver Woman’s Press Club.
Artist accommodations generously provided by The Clarion Inn