work submission


November 16 2023 - January 30 2024
Opening November 16
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Elizabeth Afaro
Basma al-Sharif
Colectivo Los Ingrávidos
Crystal Falk
Emely Flores
Amber Gálvez
Vivian Gonzalez
Bre Holmes
Mark Silva
Michelle Valencia

Now, as you awaken, remember the swan's
last dance. Did you dance with young angels
while you were dreaming? Did the butterfly
light you up when it burned with the eternal
light of the rose?Did the phoenix appear clearly
before you and call you by your name?
Did you see the morning dawn from the fingers
of the one you love? Did you touch
the dream with your hand or did you
leave it to dream alone, aware suddenly
of your own absence? Dreamers don't abandon
their dreams, they flare and continue
the life they have in the dream…tell me
how you lived your dream in a certain place
and I'll tell you who you are. And now,
as you awaken, remember if you have wronged
your dream. And if you have, then remember
the last dance of the swan.

Mahmoud Darwish, poet (1941-2008)