This year, we are introducing an exciting reversal to the Poetry & Art exhibit process: forty two original, unpublished poems will be selected based upon this year's theme. The poems will then be assigned to 42 selected artists who will push their artistic vision by creating original works of art, inspired by these poems. Artists will be chosen based upon three images of their artwork that best represents their style and medium (artists do not need to submit art images based on a theme). Artists and poets are both juried anonymously. Artwork and poems will hang side by side in our gallery for a month-long exhibit, starting with an exciting opening reception and poetry readings in September at which artists and poets will meet each other for the first time.
A limited-edition, full color, professionally designed book cataloging the exhibit will be published. Thrilling news is that the 5 previous Poetry & Art books have been accepted into The Poets House library in New York City, one of the premiere poetry libraries in the country and the 2018 book will be a part of their library collection as well! The 2018 book will be on special display at The Poets House too.
Questions? Please contact the Poetry & Art Committee at email@example.com
September 14 to October 14, 2018
ARTWORK PICK UP:
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 11 AM to 6 PM
Reception: Friday, September 14, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
An evening of poetry readings, new friendships and inspired art!
Free and open to the public.
The 2018 Poetry & Art theme is based upon the mission statement of Wickford Art Association
"educate, encourage and inspire"