An Ekphrasis Art Workshop w/ DAN CASSIDY
July 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ekphrasis: Writings inspired by Art & Art inspired by Writings
Ekphrasis or ecphrasis, from the Greek for the description of a work of art produced as a rhetorical exercise, often used in the adjectival form ekphrastic, is a vivid, often dramatic, verbal description of a visual work of art, either real or imagined. Ekphrasis art is artwork inspired from writings.
Before class Dan will be distributing some short texts, poems, song lyrics. Participants will choose one or more as an inspiration for an artwork. He will be supplying collage materials but if you want to bring along your own you are more than welcome. Or bring whatever you need to create your art in whatever two-dimensional medium you prefer.
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Dan received a BFA in photography and printmaking from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 2006. He moved to Taos, New Mexico and opened a small studio gallery. Whilst in Taos, he was a founding member of the “Pressing On, Taos Printmakers” group and was vice chair/chief curator for the Taos Fall Arts Festival. He recently returned to the bay Area to pursue a Masters Degree in Curatorial Practice.
Art: Dan Cassidy