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Register to participate! EKPHRASIS!
Ekphrasis is the Greek word meaning “Expression” or “Art that describes or explains other art.”
The origins of ekphrasis were described as a detailed description of a work of visual art as a literary device.
Our intention is to expand this idea into other directions, e.g. visual artists responding to a literary piece that moved them; a writer who may not ‘describe’ the work that they are viewing, so much as where it takes their imaginations, their emotions, and thoughts.
Mt. Diablo has partnered with the Lamorinda Arts Council and the Lamorinda Art Alliance to bring you an Ekphrastic collaboration and exhibit of submitted works. The exhibit of these works will take place during the month of May 2023 in the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library at 26 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA 94563 (925) 254-2184.
Want to understand and practice the concept?
Linda Hartmann will host two workshops on Zoom, in October. Sign up for one or both.
Workshop #1 will focus on Initiators: those who want to create works for others to respond to.
October 13, 2022 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Workshop #2 will focus on Responders: the how-to of understanding what you are seeing or reading.
October 27, 2022 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.