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Visual Arts
Poetry
Film
Live Performance
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Still Living Out Loud

Gallery Aferro

73 Market St., Newark, NJ 07102

Thursday, October 10 | 12PM-6PM

Friday, October 11 | 12PM-6PM

Saturday, October 12 | 12PM-6PM

Event poster/Featured Image

Curated by: Evonne M. Davis

Featured Artist(s): Geri Hahn


“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I came to live out loud.” — Emile Zola

People “come out” at different times in life, for different reasons revealing diverse secrets. Geri Hahn’s secret was that she was an artist. For the first 68 years of her life, none but family ever saw her drawings or her artwork. She is now a 74-year-old self-taught artist whose work is biomorphic, geometric and super-brightly colored. Hahn taught herself to work with fabric and thread, and now her art is created with hand-sewn and embroidered silk and linen with elements of shiny metallic floss.

The pieces exhibited in Still Living Out Loud represent three basic categories of pattern recognition: sounds, words, and emotions. Hahn’s ability to recognize patterns is enabled by her neurological hard wiring: She is a “synesthete.” Synesthesia is simply the human experience of when one sense is activated, another unrelated sense is activated at the same time. Hahn “sees” every single sound she hears. Sounds are experienced as patterns of color, texture and concrete elements that exist in the physical world. Patterns in speech and emotions or feelings of her physical senses also serve as creative inspiration. Yes, her secret is out, and she is still living out loud.

Supported in part by a grant from NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.

Supported in part by a grant from NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.