"Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition." - Eli Khamarov, The Shadow Zone

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Poetry Inspired by Art


Christi Harris - Puppy Love

In conjunction with our current exhibition, Artists Who Teach Juried Exhibition 2015 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, March 21 up until Saturday, April 25. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10-6 and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5. Poets are also invited to attend the Opening Reception for the exhibition on Sunday, March 22, 2:30-4:30 pm
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. Attached is the suggested format. CHTAC reserves the right to reject any submission for any reason, at its discretion.
We will be hosting the Poetry Reading of these poems Saturday, April 25 at 2:30 pm, here in our galleries. Participants are welcome to bring an appetizer or non-alcoholic beverage to share following the reading.

March 21- May 3, 2015  
Artists Who Teach Juried Exhibition
Artists currently teaching art in the four peninsula colleges and universities, as well as its public, private, and parochial schools are featured in this juried exhibition of over 150 art works. Works in drawing, watercolor, painting, printmaking, photography, crafts and sculpture will be on view. Cash awards totaling $850, including $500 First Place, $250 Second Place, and $100 Third Place, five Awards of Merit and five Honorable Mentions were selected by the juror, Jenny Windsor. Ms. Windsor an award winning painter who received her BA degree in Art from The College of William and Mary. Her drawings are in the permanent collection of The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center                                                                                                                                                                                                   
We hope you will participate and invite you to contact your poet friends who might also be interested. You may reach me at jwjones@hampton.gov or 727-1490 with any questions.

James Warwick Jones, Gallery Manager
The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center
4205 Victoria Boulevard, Hampton, VA 23669

Carroll Writers Festival Event Details, Directions & Parking!!

Directions for free parking at NSU for the Carroll Writers Festival:
(From VB or I-64: Exit I-264 at Brambleton Ave. Turn right onto Park Ave.) 
(From downtown Norfolk, Portsmouth: Go left on Park Ave. from Brambleton Ave.)

All: Enter NSU campus at Gate 1 in front of Wilson Hall and next to Wilder Center.  Get parking permit from guard at gate.  Drive straight through campus until you get to the football stadium.  Go left.  Pass Madison Hall on right and Student Center (location of festival events) on left.  Take first right and quickly turn left into parking lot (parking lots on right are reserved--do not park there).  Walk across street to the Student Center; Room 149 for Tuesday, 3/24 reception and reading, Room 138Afor the readings/events on Wednesday 3/25 and Thursday, 3/26.  Any questions: dlpearlman@nsu.edu