Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Poetry reading this Sunday afternoon for "Ekphrasis: Art & Words"

Please join Gallery U this Sunday afternoon, April 17, 2016, at 2 PM for a poetry reading that highlights the current exhibit "Ekphrasis: Art & Words" featuring artwork and poetry inspired by one another. The reading will feature poets Gwyneth Green, Robert P. Langdon and John J. Trause.

The reading is a part of the Westfield Art Association's celebration of National Poetry Month which includes poetry activities and a visit from the Tiny Book Show — a collection of miniature books created by artists and writers from around the world. All are welcome!

"Ekphrasis:Art & Words" preview at Montclair Art Museum and opening reception

Thank you to everyone who attended the preview at the Montclair Art Museum and our opening reception for "EKPHRASIS: Art & Words". Both were really wonderful events. Thank you to all of the artists and poets who participated. And thank you to all of the folks who provided the photographs from the EKPHRASIS events. "Ekphrasis: Art & Words" will be exhibited through May, 2, 2016. 

Preview of "Ekphrasis" at Free First Thursday at Montclair Art Museum
April 7, 2016

Poet Robert Langdon reads his piece "Vanity" which inspired a new work of art by Gail Winbury

Poet Robert P. Langdon reads his poetry

Artist Luis Alves and Robert Langdon with Luis' piece "Taboo Love" inspired by the poem "Love Is Definitely Purple" by poet Michelle Greco

Poet Gwyneth Green reads her poem "grandma's chair" inspired by artist Ellen Martin's piece "Abandoned #64"

Artist Ellen Martin and poet Gwyneth Green with Ellen's piece "Abandoned #64" which inspired Gwyneth to create the poem "grandma's chair"

"Ekphrasis: Art & Words" opening reception at Gallery U
April 8, 2016

Poet Gwynneth Green created a new poem for artist Nanci France-Vaz's piece "La Mort de L'Amour" 

Artist Erica Resnick created her assemblage titled "Faire des Choix" inspired by the poem "The Hunter, The Bear and Little Red Cape" by Robert Langdon

Poet Patrick Hammer, Jr. reads his poem inspired by Ellen Martin's photograph "Abandoned #1"

Poet John J. Trause reads his poem inspired by the collage work of Luis Alves

Poet Gwynneth Green reads her poem inspired by "Interlude: Waiting for You" by Nanci France-Vaz

Poet Robert Langdon reads his poem "Vanity" which inspired artists Gail Winbury and Kathleen Heron to create new artwork inspired by this poem.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Preview of "Ekphrasis: Art & Words" as part of the Montclair Art Museum's Free First Thursdays

We are very excited to be previewing our "Ekphrasis: Art & Words" exhibit at the Montclair Art Museum tomorrow, April 7, as part of their Free First Thursday. Our session runs from 5-7 with a poetry reading at 6. You can view the complete exhibit at our opening reception on Friday, April 8 from 6-8 PM with a poetry reading beginning at 6:45. 

This is what else is going on at MAM during Free First Thursday:
Undaunted Spirit: Native American Art, the third and final phase of the Rand Gallery Reinstallation, opens to the public! Tour the new exhibition with Native American Curator Pamela Jardine at 5:30 or 6:30 p.m.
Flamenco music with Hernan Romero
Halfway There poetry reading with Melissa Adamo, Mark Ferguson, Ananda Lima, Joseph Palestina, Joseph Rathgeber, and Kem Joy Ukwu at 7:30 p.m.
Interactive art project Post by artist Kasia Skorynkiewicz, presented in collaboration with the MFA Studio Art Program at Montclair State University
Preview the Montclair Film Festival 2016 line-up at 8 p.m.
Montclair 10 exhibition featuring MAM staff and volunteers opens at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, across the street at 695 Bloomfield Ave
Food trucks: Thai Elephant and Original Soupman