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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Artist's reception this Saturday afternoon at New Haven Free Public Library

New Haven Free Public Library Art Gallery
133 Elm St., New Haven
Poetic Visions: Interpretations of the Poetry of William Meredith by Bulgarian painter Stoimen Stoilov
Oct. 17—Nov. 21, 2008
Artist's reception: Sat., Oct. 25, 2:30—4:30 p.m.

Press release

Stoimen Stoilov, was born in Varna, Bulgaria in 1944 and is a graduate of the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia. He leads his visual articulations with a Surrealist nature. He works in his studio in Basel, Switzerland, and also resides in Sofia, Bulgaria.

With much affection, Stoilov believes line to be a justified dominating force, and his visions are rich with symbolism and indigenous history. His poetic visions encourage viewers to imagine mythic traditions and lore. He spent time living among the Aborigines in Australia, one of the many cultural influences in his work.

In 1991, Stoimen Stoilov was awarded Gottfried Von Herder Prize by The University of Vienna for completed his works. His work resides in the collections of many museums around the world, and can be seen at the National Museum of Art in Columbia, the Museum of Art Villa Merkel in Germany, the National Gallery of Art in Norway, the Pushkin Museum of Art in Russia, Museum of Art of Switzerland, and the United States Library of Congress.

Poet William Meredith's (1919-2007) imagery lends itself to deep and beautiful painterly visions. Meredith served as Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 1964 to 1987. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 1940, writing his senior thesis on Robert Frost. While still a college student, his first volume of poetry was selected by Archibald MacLeish for publication in the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition. During World War II and the Korean Conflict, he server as a flyer in the US Navy. From 1978 to 1980, he was Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, the position from which in 1985 he became the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. He has the distinction of being the first gay poet to receive this honor. Meredith taught at Princeton University, the University of Hawaii and at Connecticut College, and in 1988 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the Los Angeles Book Award.

There will be an artist's reception for this show on Sat., Oct. 25, from 2:30—4:30 p.m.


Blogger dt said...

Hi Hank - regular reader, just a comment on format. When you highlight people's names in yellow it kind of washes out against a white background. Looks nice against the blue background you use, but the white background of an rss feed reader makes them hard to read.

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Blogger Hank Hoffman said...

Perhaps a blog writer shouldn't admit this, dt, but I've never used an rss feeder. (Am I sounding like Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens referring to the Internet "tubes" getting clogged?!)

You are the second person who has mentioned this. CT Art Scene contributor Sharon Butler also mentioned it before she got on board.

Is this an issue that others have run into that I should address? I don't want to, really, because I think it looks very nice on our page. But, on the other hand, if it is, then maybe I will consider a change that could blend aesthetics with readability both on our background and the rss background.

8:33 PM


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