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City Presents a New Exhibition: ‘Journey of the Bearded Tarot’

Post Date:October 22, 2019 5:58 PM

Journey Of The Bearded Tarot Doug HammettThe City of West Hollywood will debut a new exhibition of artworks by Doug Hammett at the West Hollywood Library called “Journey of the Bearded Tarot.”

Images in the exhibit are the artist’s interpretation of the traditional tarot deck. They serve as momentary guides, giving the participant a new perspective on the past, present, and future, revealing hidden gems that might normally remain hidden from view.

Journey of the Bearded Tarot will be on display from Friday, October 25, 2019 through Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard, during regular library hours. An artist reception will take place on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; the reception is free and open to the public, RSVP is required at https://beardedtarot.eventbrite.com.

The traditional Tarot deck is a collection of 78 illustrated cards, speculated to have originated in the 15th century. On a surface level, the decks were used as playing cards for mere entertainment. Yet under closer inspection, the illustrations reveal a profound archetypal language, speaking to a universal story of humankind’s heroic journey to find meaning in this complex universe.

Doug Hammett has been an artist for 35 years, working primarily in painting, sculpture, theater, and music. He has an MFA from Art Center College of Design, and a BFA from the University of Redlands. He serves as a director for Art 105, based in Old Town Pasadena and the Arts District of LA, a center for exploring art, music, and theater. To view his latest series of works and links to the tarot deck including past works go to https://doughammett.gallery.

For more information about Journey of the Bearded Tarot, please visit www.weho.org/community/arts-and-culture/journey-of-the-bearded-tarot.

The City of West Hollywood’s delivers a broad array of arts programs including: Art on the Outside (temporary public art), Urban Art Program (permanent public art), Summer Sounds, Winter Sounds, the WeHo Reads literary series, Free Theatre in the Parks, Arts Grants for Nonprofit Arts Organizations, Library Exhibits and Programming, the City Poet Laureate Program, Human Rights Speakers Series and the One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival. For additional information, please visit www.weho.org/arts.

For more information, please contact Mike Che, the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Coordinator, at (323) 848-6377 or at mche@weho.org.

For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call (323) 848-6496.

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