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Capital Arts diving into literature, music with "Literally Art" exhibit

by India Garrish | January 6, 2022 at 4:00 a.m.

Capital Arts dives into literature, music with 'Literally Art' exhibit

Reception scheduled for Jan. 13

Capital Arts is touching on broader art forms at its literature-inspired "Literally Art" exhibit.

Executive Director Lori Jobe said she and the gallery committee wanted to throw their net wider for this exhibit, which features art related to poetry, novels, comics and other literary mediums. The show highlights the nature of how art and literature connect and inspire each other.

"We've been really focused on fine arts, but because Capital Arts is 'arts' plural, we want to bring as many different forms of art as possible," she said.

Jobe is also gathering local musicians and poets to perform their work during the exhibit to further highlight the crossover among literature, art and music.

There's a wide array of mediums featured in the show so far, from watercolor and fabric art to papercutting/paper designs and 3D pieces. Jobe has taken an old desk and covered it with comic book characters, for example.

"We're trying to reach in different directions and see where it goes," Jobe said.

"Literally Art" will also have some familial ties: Hannah Cajandig-Taylor, Jobe's daughter, is submitting a piece of her poetry to the exhibit.

"I think it'll just be a wide variety, hitting on some different types of art that haven't been seen before," shr said.

The submission deadline has been extended, and participating artists can now submit their pieces through Saturday. The exhibit will be viewable during gallery hours: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. A reception is planned for 5-7 p.m. Jan. 13.

For more information, contact Capital Arts at [email protected] or at 573-635-8355.

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