Main Gallery- Fusion Poetry:Art 2018
Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to present “Fusion Poetry:Art” in the Main and Director’s Galleries at Bank of the Arts for the months of May and June 2018. This exhibition features artwork inspired by poetry from local and regional artists. The Arts Council will host a reception for the exhibit during the Downtown New Bern Artwalk, June 8th, from 5pm-8pm.
“Fusion Poetry:Art” was inspired by the 2016 Ekphrastic Poetry Competition, where poets where asked to write poems about artworks from the 2016 Bank of the Arts Juried Exhibition. Reversing the order for this exhibit poets were asked to submit their original works in the Fall of 2017, submitting over 200 poems between the Adult and Youth categories. The poems were then posted online for artists to pick from and draw inspiration. Thirty-three pieces of visual art were submitted to the exhibition, in mediums ranging from watercolor and oils to steel and ceramics. Interpretations of the poetry range from literal to the abstract, and featured dance performances during the May Artwalk.
The June Artwalk will also feature a performance by pianist Dayton Vespers at 7pm. Donations will be split between the performer and Arts Council.
Craven Arts Council & Gallery is open 10am to 5pm Tuesday-Saturday, with extended hours during the Artwalk. Admission to all galleries is free of charge.
"I Met You & Everything was Bright"
Poem by Elizabeth Gullet, Art by Bernice Abraham