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2D-3D art exhibit set for Delta gallery

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POSTED September 25, 2012 8:07 p.m.

STOCKTON - Delta Center for the Arts LH Horton Jr Gallery presents the 3rd Annual 2D–3D National Exhibition and Awards Competition, Oct. 4 through Nov. 1 at Delta College’s Shima Center.

The opening reception is planned for Thursday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

This year’s 2D–3D exhibition presents artists’ works inspired by literature and poetry. It is an exceptional show of craftsmanship, diversity of style and individual use of materials in two and three-dimensional form. Exhibition juror Chandra Cerrito selected 27 artists from around the country, including five local artists: Jessica Fong (Stockton), Caroline Henry (Stockton), and the collaboration by Samuel Bassett, Pepe Pool and Pina Jurado (Lodi).

Exhibition Jurior, Chandra Cerrito, is the owner of Chandra Cerrito Contemporary Art Gallery in Oakland.

“In early civilizations, visual representations of narratives were created to pass on religious, cosmological, historical and mythological stories to primarily illiterate populations,” Cerrito said. “In today’s literate society, there is no longer such a need for art to serve storytelling. Despite that, however, poems and literature from all eras and all parts of the globe remain points of inspiration for visual artists.”

“What is perhaps most striking about the artworks selected for Visual Poetry is their range of styles, media and literary references,” she added. “Source material ranges from the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu of 6th, 5th or 4th century B.C. Asia, ancient Greek myths, Biblical stories, medieval literature (“Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” and Dante’s Inferno) and Shakespeare to works by contemporary writers like Kurt Vonnegut, Alexandra Teague and Leonard Cohen. There are also works that reference or incorporate original writing, some by the artists themselves.” Recommended parking is available in the Shima lot for a fee of $1. Tours are welcome and gallery talks may be addressed by contacting gallery director, Jan Marlese, at: (209) 954-5507, or

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