June 7, 2024

New Portrait Collection Merges Art and Science with Color and Light

Free exhibit on view at the Sandler Center for Performing Arts, June 7-Sept. 2.

Art by Poetry Jackson

The latest Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Art Gallery exhibition invites viewers into a vivid world of art that celebrates the visible light spectrum and explores the unseen realms beyond it. This thought-provoking collection of portraits uses color as a powerful narrative, unraveling the mysteries of light and its impact on our lives. 

“The Great Gamut: Exploring the Electromagnetic Spectrum,” by Hampton Roads-based artist Poetry Jackson, is on view now through Sept. 2 whenever the Sandler Center box office is open, as well as to event ticketholders during Sandler Center events. The Sandler Center and Sandler Center Foundation will host a free, public opening reception for this exhibition, 6-8 p.m., June 24. 

The artist masterfully harnesses the power of hue and tone to breathe life into her subjects, capturing not only their likeness but also their essence. This visual feast explores the electromagnetic spectrum that transcends the boundaries of the visible, inviting the viewer to consider the subtle energies that surround us. This powerful exhibition merges art and science, exploring the unseen energies that shape our world.  

Jackson is a dynamic force in the art world, renowned for her innovative and boundary-pushing approach to visual arts. Fueled by passion and a deep sense of purpose, she channels her creative energy into empowering others and fostering meaningful connections within the community.  

With a diverse portfolio and extensive experience in both private and public sectors, Jackson has earned a respected position on local public art committees, and as a board member of the ViBe Creative District. As the founder of the 757 Street Art Battle, she continues to provide a platform for artists to showcase their talents and engage with the community.

Learn more about the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Art Gallery, including opportunities to potentially exhibit. Questions may be emailed to artsinfo@vbgov.com.  


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