Lark Hall, 351 Hudson Ave., Albany
Hudson Valley Writers Guild & Upstate Artists Guild present Poetic License – Albany celebrating the collaboration of visual art & the written word.
“Ekphrastic art” is defined as the response of an artist in one medium to a work of art by an artist in another medium. Its more common manifestation is in poetry written about visual art, e.g., paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures, etc.
Poetic License is a project that turns that around, giving local visual artists (Onna Adams, Lucia Mabel Smith, Rebecca Schoonmaker, Don Shore, Lisa Schweigert, Deborah Adams,Tina Johnston, Kali Engelhardt, Melissa Mansfield,Tom Corrado, Roja Ebrahimi, Natasha Pernicka, Adam Furgang, Nina Stanley, Robyn Diaz, and Katelyn Choiniere) an opportunity to respond to the work of local poets (Shawna Norton, Bessie Rose, Tom Corrado, Shirah Pollock, Barbara Ungar, Laura Whalen, Megeen Mulholland, Cheryl A. Rice, Mike Jurkovic, Laura Lee Lucas, Phyllis Capello, Randall Sutter, Jennifee, Brian Liston, Jill Crammond, and Charles Rossiter).
Join us for the opening reception on Friday, October 7, at 5:00 p.m. at Lark Hall to view these works of art coupled with the poems that inspired them.
Light refreshments will be available. Donations are appreciated with proceeds going to the gallery.
Tuesday, October 18 @ 6:30 PM
The Poetic License – Albany show continues with a featured reading & open mic event at Lark Hall.
Join us as we feature some of the poets whose work inspired the visual art hanging on the walls.
Poets and writers will also have an opportunity to share their work at the open mic.
$5 suggested donation.