Paint from Poems: Reverse Ekphrastic with Meg Kaczyk, August 4 & 5
Ekphrastic creation is when a poet is inspired by a piece of art, and writes poetry that leaps off from that inspiration, becoming a new form on its own. In this weekend session, we will turn the ekphrastic process around. You will listen, read and absorb poems and then respond with visual creation. Poems will be provided from many sources including well-known writers such as Wallace Stevens, David Whyte, Lisel Mueller, Mary Oliver, William Stafford, and Billy Collins as well as regional and other contemporary poets. You will explore different modes and mediums of expression including typographic, narrative, symbolic and non-representational ways to convey the feeling and the tone of the poems. Your art will honor the mystery of the poet's magic. Previous art experience helpful but not required.