This year, a group of 12 visual artists was paired with 12 poets, each receiving inspiration from the other to create new works to be presented on the night of the event. The poets will perform their poems, sonnets, ballads, villanelle and free verse while the paired paintings, sculptures, photography and mixed media artwork are exhibited on stage and on screen.
Local musicians and Dance Alliance will accompany several of the ArtPoems presentations.
This year visual artists Lucas Century (spiritual photography), Lawrence Voytek (sonic sculpture), Alicia Koyanis (fantasies in 3d), Mary Ann Devos (jewelry) and Jan Palmer (photography) will join last year’s collaborating artists, Peg Cullen, Cheryl Fausel, Sheila Hoen,
Hollis Jeffcoat, David King, Andi McCarter and J.R. Roberts.
New poets j.d. Daniels, Jim Gustafson and Pat Washington will join last year’s poet team of Jim Brock, Dorothy Brooks, Carol Drummond, Sandy Greco, Joseph Pacheco, Marsha Perlman, Sid Simon, Larry Stiles and Lorraine Walker Williams.
The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a reception at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.
For more information, please visit www.artpoems.org. ArtPoems event will also be presented at BIG ARTS on Sanibel on Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m.
The Alliance for the Arts proudly supports artists and arts organizations in our area as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance for the Arts galleries and gift shop are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1:00 on Saturdays. The Alliance is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard. To become a member, please visit http://www.artinlee.org/JoinUs/membership.html or call 239-939-2787.