WHAT IS *EKPHRASTIC POETRY?
*The creation of original poetry and prose in response to works of visual art, known as Ekphrastic writing, is a writing exercise originating in ancient Greece.
Schoolboys were assigned composition exercises in which they were challenged to describe painting and architecture in vivid detail. Familiar examples are poems such as John Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn” (1819) or W. H. Auden’s “Musée des Beaux Arts” (1938). Ekphrastic writing has enjoyed a revival among contemporary authors in recent decades.
Building Parts Collage A Day Project by Elizabeth Vorlicek
Participants join the artist, Elizabeth Vorlicek for an interactive gallery talk and a user-friendly poetry writing exercise. Vorlicek will talk about her project, Building Parts, where she created a collage a day for one year.
Participants will connect to Vorlicek’s work through writing *ekphrastic poetry, and drawing inspiration from intuition, observation and conversation.
Please Bring a pen or pencil