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Ekphrastacy: Artists Talk + Poets Respond to Group Show 2021

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Join Heights Arts for our Ekphrastacy: Artists Talk + Poets Respond program, in response to our Group Show 2021, on April 22nd. This literary program is a regularly-held series, where poets observe the current exhibitions in Heights Arts gallery, and become inspired to write original poems based off the feelings each exhibition evokes.

Cleveland-area writers are invited and selected by current Poet Laureate Ray McNiece to view the installed artwork. To accommodate this year’s special circumstances, we are presenting the Ekphrastic event through a Facebook live stream. Tune in on Thursday, April 22nd to view poets Ray McNiece, Michael Salinger, Sara Holbrook, and Will Sanchez present poems they wrote in response to work in our current exhibitions Group Show 2021 and Spotlight: Bernadette Glorioso at our space on Lee Road.

Group Show features abstract art, from artists Julie Friedman, Paula Izydorek, Mark Keffer, Alessandro Ravagnan, and Dante Rodriguez, with a Spotlight Showcase for Bernadette Glorioso. In contrast to the darker themes of Heights Arts prior Posing the Question exhibtion, poets may see the art in Group Show and be whisked away to brighter days.

“Our traditional Ekphrastacy evenings, which are a favorite among our supporters, usually occur on the fourth Thursday of an exhibition. While our space is open to individual visitors, we are still unable to present audience-style programming. Therefore, we are looking forward to presenting them recorded and online until we can all be together again in the same space,” says Heights Arts Executive Director Rachel Bernstein.

People interested in specific dates on Heights Arts’ Ekphrastacy series, exhibitions, or community teams can get more information at heightsarts.org. Poets interested in applying to participate in an upcoming Ekphrastacy event, can find more information at heightsarts.org/open-calls.

STREAMING INFORMATION

Date / Time:
Thursday, April 22nd at 7 PM ET
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