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ARTIST TALK: In a Garden of Small Dreams: Art + Poetry in Conversation

Event Details: A Conversation with the Artists

This event will be held in person at Hamilton Grange Library.

Join us for an enlightening conversation with local artist Shu Tu and poet Tricia Bogle on their collaborative exhibition: In a Garden on Small Dreams: Art + Poetry in Conversation.  The event will also feature the poet reading selected work from the exhibition. Afterward, there will be an audience Q+A as well as time to view the exhibition with the artists present.

Tu and Bogle’s exhibit displays art and poetry in dynamic conversation. In some works, the poem responds to the image; in others, the image responds to the poem; and in still others, poem and image speak as one. Through their pieces, artist and poet explore shared themes of growth and loss, intergenerational relationships, and the lessons the natural world can teach about finding human connection.

In a Garden of Small Dreams is on view in the lobby of the Hamilton Grange Library through September 15.

About the Artists

Shu Tu has earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Parsons School of Design and studied fashion accessories at the Cordwainers, London College of Fashion. For over 25 years, she held positions as a creative director and leader in the advertising and beauty industries. In recent years, she has expanded her work as an artist. This journey has enabled her to produce deeply personal work that communicates her story through multiple mediums, including traditional and digital art, floral arrangement, ceramics, and metalsmithing.

Shu is currently residing in Upper Manhattan. You might often spot her in the company of her children, Ander and Percy, engaging in the silliest conversations and sharing the wildest laughter.

www.shutucreative.com | hello@shucreative.com | IG @beingshu2

Tricia Bogle (Trish) has called NYC home since 1991. She holds a BA in Creative Writing & Philosophy from Loyola Baltimore, and an MA and PhD (in Political Theory and Philosophy) from Fordham University. For over two decades, she taught advanced courses in Writing, Philosophy, Bioethics, Political Science, and Great Books at various institutions, including Montclair State University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Fordham University, and the Johns Hopkins University CTY program.

In recent years she has expanded her work as a poet, exploring many of the same themes through poetry that engaged her for decades as an academic philosopher. Trish currently lives and writes in Washington Heights, and can often be spotted in Highbridge Park, watching the sunrise over the Bronx while sipping café con leche and reading translations of Basho out loud to the trees.

boglepoetry@gmail.com | IG & Twitter @boglepoetry

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Sep 09 2023


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Hamilton Grange Library
New York Public Library, 503 West 145th Street, New York, NY 10031

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