Lightning Strikes II features 22 pairings of poets and visual artists. The 44 contributors are distinguished by their exceptional talent and often world-renowned reputations. This diverse group includes visual artists, writers, actors, curators, musicians, editors, a Buddhist priest, and the Chief Attorney of the San Francisco Public Defender's Office. They have received impressive recognitions for their creative efforts, including a Pulitzer Prize, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Golden Globe, Grammy awards. Opening Reception: Saturday, December 7, 2:00-5:00 PM
This rich exhibition, the second iteration of the theme, pairs contemporary poets with contemporary artists, featuring works by Devorah Major, Peter Coyote, Robert Hass (former Poet Laureate of the United States, 1995 - 1997), among others. The opening reception on December 7 is a ticketed event that will feature poetry readings by some amazing talent, so get yours now.