Tori Karpenko

An evening of mountain spirit through paintings and poetry with Tori Karpenko and Saul Weisberg

November 21st, 7pm
Traver Gallery
110 Union Street, #200
Seattle, Washington 98101

Join visual artist Tori Karpenko and writer Saul Weisberg at Traver Gallery in downtown Seattle for an evening steeped in the transformative power of the mountains. Inspired by the stories of Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, and Jack Kerouac (who spent summers in the North Cascades in the 1950’s as Fire Lookouts) and his own experiences in the mountains, Karpenko’s paintings surround a 14’x14’ recreation of a Fire Lookout Cabin. The iconic hermitage serves as a crystalized form that encapsulates the sanctuary and spiritual inspiration of high mountain wilderness.

The evening will feature an artist’s talk about the “Lookout” project and selected readings by Saul Weisburg from his own writings as well as those of the beat poets during their time in the North Cascades. The “Lookout” show runs from November 5th through December 23rd. Please join us for this special evening of paintings and poetry; come early at 6:30 for wine and socializing. The program starts at 7 PM and is free.

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