inspired by art

August 8, 2016

Ekphrastic Assimilations

Here’s an ambitious international/regional, art/poetry project that invites your participation. Ekphrastic Assimilations is “a months-long project culminating in an exhibition of painting, photography and mixed-media visual art by six Chinese and six Washington State artists…as well as poets from both locations.”

The artwork is posted on the Ekphrastic Assimilations website. You can click to see the images larger and you can click on a link to see the ekphrastic response. For example, here is a painting by LV De’an – 吕德安 with a response poem by Rick Barot.

In addition, you are invited to respond to the artwork and contribute poems (in the comments field). All images and poems will be exhibited at the VALA art center in Redmond, Washington, September 15 – October 30, 2016. There will be a number of related events, including opening and closing receptions, two Poetry Write-In Workshops, a Calligraphy Workshop, a Spoken Word Poetry Workshop, a Wordimage symposium, and the Ekphrastic Assimilations Conference and Reading. Events details (somewhat limited) here.

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