The Wickford Art Association is presenting a unique blending of two art forms at its 7th Annual Poetry and Art. The opening reception is on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at 36 Beach Street, North Kingstown, RI.
The exhibit runs through October 6th, and is free and open to the public.
This year’s theme is “Harmony”. Nearly 200 pieces of fine art were submitted for jury of which juror Berge Zobian, owner of Gallery Z in Providence, selected forty-one pieces for inclusion. Kim Baker juried the poets. Each piece of art was paired with a poet who then composed a poem, drawing inspiration from the artwork or “ekphrasis” - writing inspired by art. Neither the artists nor the poets know who they have been paired with – that will be revealed at the reception on September 13th in which we expect over 300 people to attend. Artwork and poems will be hung side by side in the gallery and every poem will be read in a beautiful outdoor setting under a tent on Narragansett Bay.
A professionally designed, limited edition book cataloguing the accepted artwork and responsive poetry has been published. The book will be available for sale at the Wickford Art Association’s gallery and website for $25 after September 13, 2019.
The Wickford Art Association is a non-profit organization with nearly 450 members from Rhode Island and New England. The association hosts art shows and classes in its gallery at 36 Beach Street in North Kingstown, and has produced the Wickford Art Festival every July since 1962. Wickford Art Association is dedicated to educating, encouraging and inspiring artists and art lovers throughout the community.
Wickford Art Association hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 - 3:00 PM and Sunday noon to 3:00 PM. For more information, please call (401) 294-6840 or visit www.wickfordart.org
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