Art inspired by poetry
Show dates: April 4 to April 29, 2023
Opening event: Tuesday April 4, from 4-6 pm
As a way to mix our media, CVAC has asked 12 well-known poets to compose poems on themes of isolation and invigoration. The final art show will features several paintings interpreting each poem.
Ekphrastic means a “description” in Greek. According to the Poetry Foundation, “an ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting or sculpture, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning.”
From The Iliad to Moby Dick, there are plenty of examples of writers describing art.
In our show, instead of words describing art, we have art describing words. Ekphrastic Reversed!
Poems (Click titles to download each poem)
1. The Unvisited…The Sequestered by Philip Allingham
2. Hazard, Home by Christine Lowther
3. Summer Dusk by Kamal Parmar
4. The Most Important Gift Comes at the End by Lorna Crozier
5. On Reading by Naomi Wakan
6. Do we ever Stop to Hear? by Teresa Schapansky
7. Drone by John Barton
8. Interruptions by Richard Osler
9. What Reconciliation Means to Me by Darin Corbiere
10. Portrait of a Lady, Sonnet 892 by John Edwards
11. Not Enough by Erin Blondeau
12. Seasonal Epistle by Fred Apstein