Friday, June 3, 2016

Ekphrastic! at Soo Visual Arts Center in Mpls

Part of the collaborative, wall-sized drawing by me and Mike Carina.

A Collaborative Storytelling Experiment
at Soo Visual Arts Center in Mpls
Sat, June 4, 6-8pm
Event page here.

Join us for the completion/closing celebration of EKPHRASTIC on June 4th 6-8pm, an experiment in collaborative multi-panel storytelling facilitated by artist Megan Vossler and a pop up "Book Bar" created by The Riveter Magazine and Magers & Quinn in celebration of MN Lit Crawl.

Over the course of five weeks, twenty-five participating artists are stopping by SooVAC during gallery hours to draw onsite, as the drawings are completed they will be displayed on the walls in an Exquisite Corpse style narrative. The works will be loosely associated with a weekly theme based on the traditional narrative arc: exposition, complication, rising action, climax and falling action.

The final week of the exhibition, writers James Cihlar, Heid Erdrich, and William Reichard will visit the completed drawing and create short narrative responses -- hence, the title EKPHRASTIC. (Ekphrasis = Greek term for the interpretation, description, or amplification of an existing artwork in one medium, by using another medium. For example, a drawing of a story, or a story about a drawing.)

Visual Artists: Taylor Baldry, Amelia Biewald, Dan Bruggeman, Michael Carina, Jennifer Davis, Andy DuCett, Christi Furnas, Paige Guggemos, Geoffrey Hamerlinck, Christopher Harrison, David Lefkowitz, Erik Lervold, Allegra Lockstadt, Jennifer Nevitt, Lindsay Nohl, Miles Ott, Terrence Payne, Melba Price, Jenny Schmid, Joe Sinness, Andy Sturdevant, Bruce Tapola, Jade Townsend, Christopher Tradowsky and Megan Vossler
Writers: James Cihlar, Heid Erdrich, and William Reichard

Sneak peek posted by Terrence Payne.

Part of the drawing by Me and Joe Sinness.

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