Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Ekphrastacy: Join us Thursday, May 19 at 7pm

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Kita Vista (detail), Lori Kella
Dwelling (detail), Stephanie Craig

Ekphrastacy: Artists Talk + Poets Respond about Things That Fly

Join us Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m.

IED (detail), Christopher Owen Smith
"We live in a world of gravity, gravity our constant companion from the instant we wake to the moment we fall asleep..." 

Share an evening with us and Things That Fly exhibition artists Stephanie Craig, Maggie Denk-Leigh, Lori Kella, Peter Larson, Lynne Norwood Lofton, Lynn O’Brien and Christopher Owen Smith, who will speak about their work and its evolution.
Falling 10 (Andy) detail, Peter Larson

Cleveland Heights poet laureate Christine Howey has invited local poets Geoffrey Landis, Erin Gay, Azriel Johnson, Skylark Bruce, and Terry Provost to respond to the works on view with original verse, which is always a thought-provoking and entertaining experience. Come a bit early to get a seat and enjoy refreshments!

Kita Vista (detail), Lori Kella; Dwelling (detail), Stephanie Craig; IED (detail), Christopher Owen Smith; Falling 10 (Andy) detail, Peter Larson. Gravity (opening line) Geoffrey Landis.

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Geoffrey A. Landis said...

--and the next Ekphrastacy is coming right up!
Heights Arts Presents Ekphrastacy: Artists talk and Poets respond
Thursday, July 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening with Refraction exhibition artists, who will speak about their work and its evolution under the mentorship of Brent Kee Young, and through the creative environment of the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Cleveland Heights poet laureate Christine Howey has invited Cleveland poets Eris Eady, Ray McNiece, Christina Brooks, Erin Gay and Joshua Gage to respond with original verse inspired by select objects in the exhibition. It’s always an interesting night; come a bit early to get a seat and enjoy refreshments! FREE

More information: www.heightsarts.org/portfolio-item/ekphrastacy-refraction/?stayincat=14

Geoffrey A. Landis said...

Another Ekphrastacy coming up this Thursday!
Ekphrastacy: Artists Talk + Poets Respond
Thursday, September 29 at 7 pm

Join us for a gallery talk on the exhibition, Herbert Ascherman Jr.: 40 Years, as well as hear from invited Cleveland poets John Burroughs, Milenko (Miles) Budimir, Heather Ann Schmidt and Holly Jensen, who have created new works written in response to select photographs on view.

Herbert Ascherman Jr.: 40 Years will be on view through October 15, 2016.


Geoffrey A. Landis said...

...and John Burroughs writes about the next Ekphrastacy in his blog:


The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau