Thematic Dream will run June 12 to July 20

On Thursday, the Elora Centre for the Arts will host the opening reception of Dream.

Twenty area artists have pro­duced works based on dreams for the exhibition open­ing in the Minarovich Gallery.

Accompanying the show is an original sound piece composed by Guelph musician Jeff Bird.

Exhibition organizer Mari­lyn Koop believes it is possible artists have less clearly defined boundaries that separate reality from the subconscious.

In the late 19th and early 20th centur­ies, the symbolists and the ex­pressionists (two notables are William Blake and Salvador Dali) introduced dream imag­ery to the art world.

Koop finds dreams “really fascinating, and I think other people do too. Dreams make won­derful subjects for art be­cause they are mysterious, unexplainable, and visually as­tounding.”

The evening opens in the Minarovich Gallery at 7:30pm.

Many of the artists will be in attendance that night.