Leonard Cohen lyrics inspire Fort Gallery’s group exhibition

‘There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in’ runs Feb. 7 to March 4

For their next group show, artists of the Fort Gallery are paying homage to the late Leonard Cohen.

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in,” running Feb. 7 to March 4, features artwork inspired by lyrics of Cohen’s 1992 hit Anthem.

“As most of us are realizing more deeply, we are living in challenging times. We see the effects of climate change, violence around the world and displacement of families and populations due to political chaos and war,” the gallery said in a press release.

“We hear of ever hardening points of view, human rights abuses and discrimination. We long to find ways to encourage our humanity, understanding and caring. We long to see through the cracks to the light we know shines for us all.

“One of the promises of art has been to reflect for us both our realities and our pathways forward. As George Bernard Shaw wrote: ‘You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.’”

The public is invited to a reception for the show, held in conjunction with the March “First Thursday” event, on Thursday, March 1 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Regular gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The Fort Gallery is located at 9048 Glover Rd.



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