Ya La'ford: GLYPHS
January 12 - 20
Experience the installation on opening night, January 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Meet artist Ya La'ford who will present a brief gallery talk at 6 p.m. The show features the artist’s world-renown linear and cyclical geometric labyrinths as a journey to explore metaphysical relationships between light, words and space. The artist has invited the community to contribute personalized, contemporary hieroglyphs via written words, quotes, drawings or programs making St. Petersburg at the core of the show. People are invited to add their written or visual contribution to the installation at the gallery. Government and community leaders, local students of all ages, community organizers, parents and teachers have contributed messages that display a renewed message of hope, love and progress for the city’s future.
Mayor Rick Kriseman commented, “Today’s St. Pete believes in a common humanity. While darkness may be around us, we lead the way with compassion and opportunity. Sunshine is our flashlight.”