See poetry-inspired moments captured at Archway Gallery’s There Is An Instant in March 2021

Old Barn in Twilight by Silvia PintoSouza | Photo courtesy of Archway Gallery

See Silvia PintoSouza’s paintings and works of sunsets, old barns, and more inspired by a 19th century poem at Archway Gallery’s There Is An Instant exhibition from Saturday, March 6 to Thursday, April 1, 2021.

PintoSouza’s paintings are intimate, romantic, and direct. When still very young, she read a poem titled, “There Is An Instant,” by Guillermo Valencia, a 19th century Colombian poet and statesman.

The poem moved her deeply and has stayed with her ever since. “My original theme for this exhibition was ‘Old Barns’ then the poem resurfaced from my memory in a very loud way and I was compelled to broaden that theme,” said PintoSouza.

The exhibit, There is an Instant, captures the moment when the sun sets—the end of a day, as well as a metaphor for the end of a life—a mission accomplished in a beautiful and generous way, full of nostalgia and feeling for what is about to end.

Virtual Artist Talk & Virtual Exhibition

Archway Gallery will present a virtual edition of its traditional opening reception and artist talk online, premiering on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 6:30pm.

The reception and artist talk are free to watch on Archway Gallery’s Facebook pageClick here to watch or for more information.

The exhibit itself will also be displayed virtually at Archway Gallery’s online store from Saturday, March 6 to Thursday, April 1, 2021. Click here to view Archway Gallery’s online store.

No One There Anymore by Silvia PintoSouza | Photo courtesy of Archway Gallery

Appointment Viewing on Weekdays for There Is An Instant

To see the exhibition by appointment from Mondays through Thursdays, contact the gallery in advance to arrange a private tour for 10 people or less. Email [email protected] for details.

  • Dates: Saturday, March 6 to Thursday, April 1, 2021
  • Times: Friday and Saturday 10am to 6pm; Sunday 1pm to 5pm
  • Appointment Viewings: Private viewings for groups of 10 or fewer are available by appointment only on Mondays through Thursdays through Thursday, April 1, 2021. Email [email protected] for details.
  • Location: Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy Street, Houston, TX 77006
  • Admission: Free. Click here for more information. If you visit Archway Gallery’s website before the exhibition opens, be sure to click on “Exhibitions” in the top menu bar, then on “Upcoming Exhibitions”, to find details on this exhibit.
Old Barn in Twilight Byrne Silvia PintoSouza | Photo courtesy of Archway Gallery

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