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Ekphrastic Writing


Better known as “writing about art”, Ekphrastic writing dates back to ancient Greece yet the form we know today took hold in the late 18th century. Think of Keats’ 1819, Ode on a Grecian Urn and you get the picture… literally. Ekphrastic writing as an art form continues of course today, thanks in part to writers like Greensboro’s own Val Nieman who led a workshop on the genre at WAM last month. Here are a few examples of the poems and prose created that evening…Weatherspoon Art Museum

  • Paint, just paint

  • Bound, adhered, aligned
  • only to itself;
  • fretted hanging pigments
  • unsupported by
  • canvas, paper or panel

  • Like runes of pre-syllabic words,
  • inchoate prescience –
  • magical in anticipation, and

  • Bound toward meaning.

by Connie Ralston, based on the work, Fold #8: Baroquesy, by Linda Besemer, 1999.


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Recent article about visiting artist Mona Wu

"Hula Tangle #1"

Mona Wu, "Hula Tangle #1", monotype, 2007.

Article that appeared in YES! Weekly by Brain Creen about visiting artist Mona Wu.

Mona Wu recently came to the Weatherspoon Art Museum for a special workshop

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Textile Artist Frau Fiber visits the ‘Spoon

Frau Fiber at the 'Spoon

photo: Myra Scott

On July 1, 2010, textile artist Frau Fiber came for the afternoon to visit at the Weatherspoon.

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