Tarot: In the Cards

January 1 – February 13, ArtEast Art Center
Opening Reception Thursday, January 18, 6-8pm

Salon: “The Art and Symbolism of Tarot,” Thursday, February 1, 6-8pm

Curators: Leslie Nan Moon, Carol Ross

Viewed as an occult practice by some and welcomed as a tool for divination by others, tarot offers an intriguing visual language that began as playing cards centuries ago.

Twenty-two artists were invited to explore the art and symbolism of tarot’s major arcana with the freedom to derive their own interpretation of these key cards. The resulting body of expressive work is infused with layers of meaning, humor, and social commentary.

A limited edition poster will be available at the opening reception..

To expand the conversation around this unique display, join us for the salon event on Thursday, February 1st with Carla Dimitriou.

“Tarot: In the Cards” is the first in a series of events on the concept of fortune leading up to “A Night of Good Fortune” at our 2018 auction on April 14th, which is being held in the art center’s 13th year of operation.

Exhibiting artists, in order of the major arcana cards with a short explanation of what each card signifies:

Carla Dimitriou (0, The Fool): New beginnings, optimism, trust in life

Nina O’Neil (1, The Magician): Action, the power to manifest

Anne La Fever (2, The High Priestess): Inaction, going within the subconscious

Kerstin McKee (3, The Empress): Abundance, nurturing, fertility, life in bloom

Sylvan Bourgette (4, The Emperor): Structure, stability, rules and power

Krista Jefferson (5, The Hierophant): Institutions, tradition, society and its rules

Ann Elizabeth Scott (6, The Lovers): Sexuality, passion, choice, uniting

Carol Ross (7, The Chariot): Movement, progress, integration

Lindsay Peyton (8, Strength): Courage, subtle power, integration of animal self

Maureen Mitchell (9, The Hermit): Meditation, solitude, consciousness

Tula Holmes (10, Wheel of Fortune): Cycles, change, ups and downs

Julie Bazuzi (11, Justice): Fairness, equality, balance

Leslie Nan Moon (12, The Hanged Man): Surrender, new perspective, enlightenment

Vikram Madan (13, Death): The end of something, change, the impermeability of all things

Andrea Lewicki (14, Temperance): Balance, moderation, being sensible

Gail Baker (15, The Devil): Destructive patterns, addiction, giving away your power

Larissa Herbert (16, The Tower): Collapse of stable structures, release, sudden insight

Wanda Hickman (17, The Star): Hope, calm, a good omen

Beth Anderson (18, The Moon): Mystery, the subconscious, dreams

Pamela Resnick (19, The Sun): Success, happiness, all will be well

Maureen Glidden (20, Judgement): Rebirth, a new phase, inner calling

Ekta Gupta (21, The World): Completion, wholeness, attainment, celebration of life

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The ArtEast Art Center is located in the heart of historic downtown Issaquah and easily accessible via I-90, Highway 18, and State Route 900. This central location is walking distance from downtown parks, the Issaquah branch of King County Library, community center and swimming pool, civic and government offices, five public schools and district headquarters, and the Issaquah Alps.

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