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WordView: Art inspiring Art

Schedule of Events

Sunday, July 25, 3:00-4:30pm

Presenters:

Phillip Sterling and Gary Eldridge

Limited space, registration is encouraged.

WordView Kick-Off Event

 

Join us for the launch of WordView: Art Inspiring Art. Writer Phillip Sterling and artist/illustrator Gary Eldridge, jurors for the WordView exhibition, will describe their vision for the exhibition, share examples of how they combine text and image in what they create, and introduce the schedule for the WordView opportunities. The presentation will begin at 3pm, followed by an informal Q&A.

Sunday, Aug 15, 3:00-4:30pm

Host:

Gary Eldridge

Limited space, registration is encouraged.

Visual Storytelling: A WordView Presentation

 

Discover the creative process behind artwork inspired by the written word. See examples of artwork by Gary Eldridge and other artists as they discuss the thought process that goes into combining visuals with text. Come with an open mind and get ideas for your own WordView entry.

Sunday, Aug 29, 3:00-4:30pm

Hosts:

Phillip Sterling and Lorain Smalligan

Limited space, registration is encouraged.

Exploring Illustration: A WordView Panel Discussion

 

Explore how to create art to illustrate text. Panelists will represent different kinds of illustration including children’s literature, book cover art, and art that accompanies other written texts. Also, discuss how computer-generated art has impacted the industry of illustration.

Sunday, Sept 12, 3:00-5:00pm

Instructor:

Elizabeth Kerlikowske

*Registration is required.

Writing Poetry Inspired by Art: A WordView Workshop

 

Join us for a workshop on Ekphrastic poetry. From the Greek for “descriptive,” ekphrasis means using one art form to comment on another. In this instance, using writing to comment on works of visual art. Participants look at a few examples of ekphrastic poetry, discuss different approaches, and then apply those approaches to works exhibited in the Gallery. It will be a hands-on, collaborative class, in which participants will be encouraged to draft poems of their own.

Sunday, Sept 26, 3:00-4:30pm

Host:

Gary Eldridge

Limited space, registration is encouraged.

International Society of Experimental Artists: A WordView Panel Discussion

 

ISEA's mission is to promote public interest in experimental art and encourage and support artists' creative journeys through exhibition, education and communication. Panelists will discuss how text can be used to create powerful, innovative, and impactful works of art.

Sunday, Oct 3, 3:00-4:30pm

Hosts:

Phillip Sterling and Gary Eldridge

Limited space, registration is encouraged.

The Art of Collaboration: A WordView Panel Discussion

 

Poets and visual artists who have a proven/published history of collaboration with other artists will discuss how such activity may inspire and generate original work.  Panelists will discuss their process for collaboration, talk about the pleasures (and pitfalls) of working with artists in different media, and show examples of completed works. An informal Q & A with members of the audience will follow the presentation.

Panelists: Ron and Miriam Pederson, Linda Nemec Foster, Jan Mordenski, Meridith Ridl

Sunday, Oct 10, 3:00-4:30pm

Presenter:

Chad Pastonik

Limited space, registration is encouraged.

The Nature of Book Art: A WordView Presentation

 

Artist Chad Pastotnik will present examples of the fine press books he designs and prints at Deep Woods Press (deepwoodspress.com), in Bellaire, Michigan, and will talk about the process and special considerations one must make in hand-crafting multiple-page works of illustration and text.

Saturday, Oct 16, 3:00-4:30pm

Host:

Phillip Sterling

Limited space, registration is encouraged.

Poem or Picture? The Choice of Creative Expression: A WordView Presentation

 

Many poets find their creative expression is not limited to the literary arts. Join us for a presentation by members of the Poetry Society of Michigan who are also accomplished painters, photographers, musicians, or multi-media artists as they discuss their choice of media in creating original work and share some examples. 

Sunday, Oct 17, 3:00-5:00pm

Instructor:

Jennifer Helner

*Registration is required.

Creating Artful Text: A WordView Workshop

 

Bring your short, original text to this hands-on workshop and bring home a piece of art. You will learn about the different types of hand-scripted lettering and how to enhance the lettering with illustrative designs. Supplies will be provided.

Sunday, jan 9, 2:00-4:00pm

Hosts:

Phillip Sterling and Gary Eldridge

Limited space, registration is encouraged.

WordView Exhibition Opening Reception

 

Join us for a Meet-the-Artists Reception. Short introductions will be made of the artists and writers represented in the exhibition. The jurors for the WordView Exhibition will present awards at 3:00pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Sunday, jan 23, 3:00-4:30pm

Hosts:

Phillip Sterling and Gary Eldridge

Limited space, registration is encouraged.

Exploring the WordView Exhibition

 

This event will feature the work of some of the artists and writers in the exhibition. The jurors will lead a walk-through of the exhibition and comment on the work on display. A select group of writers in the show will be invited to share readings of their Ekphrastic Poetry, and other selected artists will share about their process in creating their work that is in the show.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WordView is made possible in part by:

 

a grant from the Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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WordView is presented in Partnership with:

 

the International Society of Experimental Artists and the Poetry Society of Michigan.

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