In Conversation: Visual Art and Poetry

Exhibit opens Friday, April 10th, 6 to 9 p.m.
Reception, poetry readings and performance Friday, April 17th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Over the centuries, poets have responded to visual art in poetry, and (less often) the reverse. One well-known poetic response is Rainier Maria Rilke’s “Archaic Torso of Apollo,” which ends with the insight that a powerful work of art looks back at the viewer, who must change his or her life. You are invited to the exhibit “In Conversation: Visual Art and Poetry,” which is part of Loveland’s celebration of National Poetry Month, in April. The idea for this exhibit and event is to capture a dialog between visual art and poetry. It began with each visual artist’s image being sent to a poet. The poet wrote a poem in response. Then each poet’s poem went to a different visual artist, who responded with a new visual piece. The result is an exhibit of visual art and poetry, displayed in conversational groupings. We hope you enjoy discovering the connections made artist to artist.

Participating visual artists:
Bob Campagna, Denny Haskew, Becky Hawley, Angela Canada-Hopkins, Tedi Jensen, Carrie Johansing, Selina Karim, Jennie Kiessling, gmark, Kayo Peeler, Dena Peterson, Abbie R Powers, Michael Ryan, Ronda Stone, Andrew Swedlow, Dion Weichers

Participating poets:
Roger Clark, Doug Erion, Norma Hammond, Denny Haskew, Lynn Kincanon, Robert King, E.A. Lechleitner, Nancy Jakobsson, Jack Martin, Faith McDonald, Evan Oakley, Caroline Orman, Veronica Patterson, Emily Rogers-Ramos, Kathleen Williams, Lisa Zimmerman

Exhibit opens April 10, 6 to 9 p.m., as part of Night on the Town. Special reception, poetry readings and performance April 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

An Exploration in Movement
Youth in Art


The explorations of movement in this high-spirited and interactive exhibit feature a
diverse mix of artwork and artists. Ranging in age from five to eighteen years old,
these emerging artists have created works in response to the theme of movement,
sometimes literally, sometimes in unexpected ways.

DATES: March 13 - April 2
  • Opening Reception, March 13, 6-9 PM.  During Loveland's Night on the Town, 2nd Friday.
  • Closing Reception, April 2, 6:30-8:30 PM.
  • Special performances including dance and music during both events.
  • Light refreshments will be served.