(Sturgeon Bay, WI)—February 28, 2020—The Miller Art Museum in downtown Sturgeon Bay is pleased to present, in collaboration with Write On, Door County, Art/Speaks: Writing in Response to Art on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 10:30 am. Part of the Miller Art Museum's popular Second Thursday Program Series, this ekphrasis workshop connects writing with the visual arts through inviting participants to write about the emotions evoked by a piece of art, resulting in a cross-pollination between artistic mediums.
The term “ekphrasis” comes from ancient Greek, and in English it roughly means “a description.” The tradition of ekphrastic poetry is a long, rich, and varied one, with poets from Ovid to Frank O’Hara taking delight in the mirroring (or reconstructing or deconstructing) a visual image via the use of a written text. Ekphrastic poems utilize a myriad of forms and strategies, and they respond to, incorporate, investigate, embellish, interpret and/or reflect upon a vital work of art—usually either a painting, photograph, or sculpture. Click the link above to read the full press release.