For those who can't make it, but still want to write and attend the next Poetry Inspired by Art on November 30th, James Warwick Jones has provided a few pieces that may inspire you!!
As a reminder for those attending, please feel free to bring a light snack and non-alcoholic beverage for social time after the readings.
See below for more details about this event!
Flower Girl - Angeletta
Shore Things - Betty Anglin
Evening at the Winery - Mary Christie
POETRY INSPIRED BY ART
In conjunction with our current exhibition, Small Works: Miniatures by Tidewater Artists exhibition at The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center in Hampton, we are sponsoring a Poetry Inspired by Art event.
Poets are invited to write a poem inspired by one of the artworks in the exhibition, followed by a poetry reading here in our galleries. The poems would also be posted adjacent to the artworks, with the permission of the artist. They will also be available in notebooks for perusal by our visitors.
Poets can write their poems or photograph the artwork for reference in our galleries and write their poems later beginning Saturday, October 25 up until Sunday, November 30 at 1:30. You are also invited to the Opening Reception on Sunday, October 26, 2:30-4:30 pm, when you will have an opportunity to meet and talk with the artists. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10-6 and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5.
When you have completed your poem, please email it to me, preferably in 12 point font and as a WORD friendly document attachment. Include the name of the poem, your name and the artist name and title. CHTAC reserves the right to reject any submission for any reason, at its discretion.
We will be hosting the Poetry Reading of these poems Sunday, November 30 at 2:30 pm, here in our galleries. Participants are welcome to bring an appetizer or non-alcoholic beverage to share following the reading.
In organizing this exhibition, over 250 artists living in Hampton Roads were invited to create miniature art works in any media. The only requirement given was size. Two dimensional works were required to be no larger than 20 square inches; 4 by 5 inches for example. Three dimensional works must fit within a 4.5” cube. Of the invited artists, 154 accepted the challenge and submitted, one, two, or three pieces. The resulting two-dimensional and three-dimensional works comprise a total of more than 385 artworks. Media represented include drawing, painting in oil and acrylic, watercolor, pastel, printmaking, photography, sculpture, jewelry, quilting, fiber, ceramics, and glass. As would be expected there is a wide range of styles, techniques, content, imagery and intent. Some of the works utilize the traditional miniature techniques focusing on very precise, painstakingly detailed realism while others employ a bold, expressive style usually associated with much larger work. Historically, miniatures represented larger objects, such as a portrait using a much smaller scale, but some of these artists elected to actually paint a small object at a slightly larger scale.
We hope you will participate and invite you to contact your poet friends who might also be interested. You may reach me at email@example.com or 727-1490 with any questions.
James Warwick Jones, Gallery Manager
The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center
4205 Victoria Boulevard, Hampton, VA 23669