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Ekphrastic Reversed

April 4 @ 11:00 am - April 29 @ 4:00 pm
Art inspired by poetry

Show dates: April 4 to April 29, 2023

Opening event: Tuesday April 4, from 4-6 pm

As a way to mix our media, CVAC has asked 12 well-known poets to compose poems on themes of isolation and invigoration. The final art show will features several paintings interpreting each poem.

Ek what?
Ekphrastic means a “description” in Greek. According to the Poetry Foundation, “an ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting or sculpture, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning.”
From The Iliad to Moby Dick, there are plenty of examples of writers describing art.

In our show, instead of words describing art, we have art describing words. Ekphrastic Reversed!


Cowichan Valley Arts Council
2687 James St.,
Duncan,, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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250 746 1633


April 4 @ 11:00 am
April 29 @ 4:00 pm
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