Painted Poetry Exhibit & Art Reception

During the month of August, the West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Road, will have a “Painted Poetry Exhibit” in the Richard Cass Art Gallery. 

18 local artists have been matched up with 18 local poets and each poet has written an original poem about a painting by one of the artists. This form of writing poetry based on an artwork is referred to as ekphrastic. It is used to convey the deeper symbolism of the art form by means of a separate medium.

Among the award-winning artists participating in the exhibit are Margie Samuels, Marilyn Rose, Henry Gerstman, Lisa Palombo, Sally Goodgold and John Wolff. Some of the award-winning poets participating are Sandra Duguid, Ted Eisenberg, Carole Stone, Theresa Burns, David Vincenti, and Tina Kelley.  Some young, up-and-coming artists and poets are also participating including Ethan Donovan and Frank Sciacca of West Caldwell and James Leggett of Montclair. 

An art reception, with a slide presentation and poetry readings featuring the artists and poets, will be held on Thursday, August 9 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the Community Room. Light refreshments will also be served in the Richard Cass Art Gallery. 

This art reception is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required To sign-up,  call the Library at 973-226-5441 or to sign-up online at http:// tinyurl.com/WCPL-Events. 

Contact Information
  1. Ethan Galvin
  2. 073-226-5441
  3. ethan.galvin@westcaldwell.bccls.org
Thu, August 09
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
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During the month of August, the West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Road, will have a “Painted Poetry Exhibit” in the Richard Cass Art Gallery.

18 local artists have been matched up with 18 local poets and each poet has written an original poem about a painting by one of the artists. This form of writing poetry based on an artwork is referred to as ekphrastic. It is used to ...

30 Clinton Road West Caldwell, NJ 07006

West Caldwell Public Library

30 Clinton Road
West Caldwell, NJ 07006

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