October 16, 2019 (Moscow, Idaho) -- Third Street Gallery is pleased to host a reception for Wood & Word on Wednesday, October 30 from 5-7 p.m. with poetry readings beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event is open to the public free of charge and will feature a no-host bar and refreshments.
Exhibiting artworks by regional artists, Wood & Word is a portrait of two communities entwined, as poets and woodworkers embark on collaborative explorations of words and wood. Both media have utilitarian purposes, but this exhibition invites the viewer to step over the boundary of practical function, to experience the world by way of feeling.
Woodworkers use their tools and sensibilities to reveal a beauty that surpasses simple utility. Whatever object they may construct, the wood artist seeks the forest's poetry of soil, sun, and water.
Poets, likewise, use the magnetic resonance of words to pull back the curtain on a world beyond language. In this exhibition, they sing the song of the trees.
The Third Street Gallery is a space for art in the heart of downtown Moscow. City of Moscow Arts Staff and members of the Moscow Arts Commission have worked together to create artistic direction for the Third Street Gallery since the gallery's beginnings in 1998. The gallery features works in a wide range of media, subject matter, and content while presenting a curatorial vision open to all cultures and art forms. By including the work of established and emerging makers from the Palouse and the broader Inland Northwest, the Third Street Gallery celebrates the creative excellence of the region in a well-loved public space.
Third Street Gallery is located on the second and third floors of Moscow City Hall at 206 East Third Street in Moscow, ID. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Story Contact: Megan Cherry, Arts Program Manager