Join us for tea and a talk at the LCAG on Saturday, March 7th, from 1 - 3 pm. We will be discussing the work on display during the Ekphrastic Poem Exhibition with artists Michael Griffin, John Waite and Lois Huey-Heck, as well as Jude Clarke and John Lent.
The term ‘ekphrastic’ originates from a Greek expression for description. The earliest ekphrastic poems were vivid accounts of real or imagined scenes. Through effusive use of details, writers in ancient Greece aspired to transform the visual into the verbal. Later poets moved beyond description to reflect on deeper meanings. Today, the word ‘ekphrastic’ can refer to any literary response to a non-literary work.
This exhibition, An Ekphrastic Poem, asks you, the viewer, to be the poet. Give ekphrasis a try…
*pick an artwork from this exhibition
*start a conversation with art work, ask questions, invent a response
*reflect on details in the work
*tell a story
The poem can take on any form, haiku, limerick, sonnet, narrative, you decide.