Date  Friday, April 12
Time  Doors 5:15 p.m. | Event 6:00 p.m.
Location  Portland Museum of Art

In celebration of the long, intimate relationship between poetry and visual art, the MWPA and Portland Museum of Art proudly present ARTWORD 2019: Ekphrasis at the PMA.

ArtWord—the ekphrastic poetry project led by MWPA cofounder Lee Sharkey and supported by the Portland Museum of Art and MWPA—culminates with readings of ekphrastic poems inspired by art in the PMA. This year’s poets include:

Sherry Abaldo, Linda Aldrich, Matthew Bernier, Mike Bove, Carand Burnet, Wendy Cannella, Mark Evan Chimsky, Rebecca Falzano, Katherine Hagopian-Berry, Annaliese Jakimides, Stuart Kestenbaum, Susan T. Landry, Jefferson Navicky, DiTa Ondek, Julie Poitras Santos, John Reinhart, Kenneth Rosen, Ellen Sander, Lee Sharkey, Betsy Sholl, Pam Burr Smith, David Stankiewicz, Jeri Theriault, Anna Turner, and Nancy Romines Walters.

5:15-6:00 RECEPTION
6:00-7:00 AUDITORIUM READING
7:00-7:45 GALLERY EXPLORATION (WITH POP-UP READINGS)