Ekphrasis for the Masses – Quinlan Visual Arts Center
July 8, 2025 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ekphrasis is the art of writing a vivid, often dramatic, verbal description of a work of visual art, and the Quinlan is now hosting monthly ekphrastic poetry readings. Ekphrastic poetry may include literal descriptions of a work of art, the poet’s mood in response to a work of art, metaphorical associations inspired by a work of art, or personal memories about a work of art.The “Q” continues to be a fountain of inspiration for artists, writers, readers and poets! Our walks through each gallery inspired by the art we see there have been rich in so many ways. It is a joy to have patrons of Ekphrasis return, eager to discover nuances. Please join us for this welcoming and fun poetry session to learn more about ekphrastic poetry and to write poems of your own! All levels of writers and poets are welcome. Feel free to ask a Quinlan staff member for a chair if you wish to write in the presence of the art work; sit in the Quinlan’s Sculpture Garden for some fresh air; take a photograph of the piece and write at your leisure.