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Ekphrasis Workshop #1 for Initiators

October 13 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm PDT

This workshop will prepare you for the Ekphrasis Exhibition, which begins in November. You will learn to understand and practice the concept of Ekphrasis.
The workshop will be held on Zoom.

Writers and Artists Exhibition

Ekphrasis is the Greek word meaning “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. In addition, we are creating a two-way ekphrastic
team that will also include visual artists responding to the written piece.

An exhibition of these works will take place during the month of May 2023 in the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library.