Ekphrasis III: Art Show Reception April 5, 6-8 p.m. Fairfield University Bookstore
The BRAG Artists, BRAG Performing Artists and the Fairfield University Bookstore are teaming up for the third annual Ekphrasis show to celebrate National Poetry Month. The exhibit will run April 1 -30th at the Fairfield University Bookstore Gallery. Original artwork will hang alongside original poems generated in response to the art.
Ut Pictura Poesis – As is painting so is poetry. — Horace
Ekphrasis is the Greek word for writing and responding to artwork, and can be traced back to Homer’s exquisite description of Achilles’ shield in The Iliad.
Below are the images of artworks that will be on exhibit in April. Our hordes of scribblers will generate poems based on many of these artworks and read them at the opening reception on Friday, April 5th.
If you notice more than one name below an image, it means that it has been selected by a BRAG poet to write about for the April show.