Kaki Dimock “Hiding in Plain Sight”

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"Inside The Sperm Whale, "pen and pigment on paper, 15″ by 8.5,″ 2012. Photo: Courtesy of the artist. "Inside The Sperm Whale, "pen and pigment on paper, 15″ by 8.5,″ 2012. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

By day, Kaki is the executive director of The Haven, a comprehensive day shelter in downtown Charlottesville for the homeless and very poor of Central Virginia. But by night, Kaki makes intricate drawings with pencil and markers. Often depicting animals, her art has a whimsical air: a hot pink elephant wraps its trunk around a tiny skyscraper, a killer whale gently floats among trees branches with new green leaves, an elk steps confidently from one snowy mountain peak to another. There seems to be a message waiting for the viewer in each drawing, as if the animals depicted want to tell us something important.

WVTF and Radio IQ Study Gallery 216 West Water St. “Hiding in Plain Sight,” drawings by Kaki Dimock. 5-7pm.

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