EKPHRASTACY: Artists Talk + Poets Respond to Members Show 2020
The Heights Arts Ekphrastacy literary program is a series of artist talks + poetry readings held regularly in the Heights Arts gallery, in conjunction with our special exhibitions. Cleveland-area writers are invited by the current Poet Laureate and Heights Writes Community Team to view the installed artworks and respond with a poem. Four weeks after the exhibition opens, the artists talk about their work and the poets read their poems, often resulting in a surprising dialogue. Participating poets receive an honorarium for their participation.
Ekphrastacy evenings—centered on recent exhibitions of photography, paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and mixed media—have been very popular, drawing large and enthusiastic audiences to the gallery.
This Ekphrastacy will feature work from the following artists and poets from the Members Show 2020:
2018-2020 Poet Laureate of Cleveland Heights, Damien McClendon
– Fight for Life after F(l)ight for Life by Denise Ziganti – April 22, 2020
– The color of our joy after Havana, Cuba, Old Quarter by Jeneen Hobby – May 18, 2020
– Mind your business after Bird of Paradise by Tai Gomez-Curtain – June 8, 2020
Amanda Stovicek D’Alessandro
– Invisible Storm after Black Horse by Jean Hoffman – April 15, 2020
– Decorative Philosophy after Gotham Deluge by Tammy Green – May 12, 2020
– Messages in a Bottle after Indigo Beach by Paula Blackman – June 2, 2020
Marion Starling Boyer
– Train of Thought, Three a.m. after Train of Thought by Mona Kolesar – May 8, 2020
– Three Letter Word for “Cool Looking” after Fly by Juli Edberg – May 26, 2020
–Sunbeam on a Staircase after Sunbeam on a Staircase by Philip Bailin – June 5, 2020
Phillip Bailin, Sunbeam on a Staircase
Paula Blackman, Indigo Beach
Tai Gomez-Curtain, Bird of Paradise
Tammy Green, Gotham Deluge
Jeneen Hobby, Havana, Cuba, Old Quarter
Jean Hoffman, Black Horse
Mona Kolesar, Train of Thought
Denise Ziganti, F(I)ight for Life
To learn more about our current exhibition, Members Show 2020, Click Here.
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