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Karen Potter–Awake All Night: Insomnia in the Years of Covid, featuring Paintings, Drawings and Poetry–

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Karen Potter–Awake All Night: Insomnia in the Years of Covid, featuring Paintings, Drawings and Poetry–

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Awake All Night: Insomnia in the Years of Covid

This show represents a difficult but grace-filled chapter of my life that was also, in many ways, a chapter in all of our lives.The images are from 2020 and beyond, a dark time for me and us all: the  pandemic, the shutdowns, riots, the anger and division. It was as though a dark cloud hovered overhead and I somehow swallowed it. For the first time in my life, which has been blessed and bumpy at times, I couldn’t sleep. I developed insomnia (represented by the painting “Insomnia”). It was awful and terrifying.

But, I finally am coming out on the other side (This is represented by “I Think that Joy Must Be the Color of the Sky”). Does this mean I am ‘cured’? Yes and no. I still have some bad nights but they are fewer; I am stronger, more at peace and trying to prayerfully embrace these sleepless nights, offering them, as healing, to the darkness that lingers in the world.

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Visit our new venue, enjoy a glass of world class wine. We have inside and outside seating, and for the cooler days, come cozy up to our two fire-pit tables! Reservations are recommended

The exhibit runs through February 27, 2023

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Date:
February 3
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

Big Basin Vineyards Tasting Room and Wine Bar
525 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Featured Artist
Karen Potter: Paintings, Drawings and Poetry
Artist's Website or Profile URL
https://www.gallerystellamaris.com/