Spontaneous Combustion: An Art Show

Spontaneous Combustion: An Art Show

RockStar Gallery Vena Ashley (Gallery Curator), Artist (Cherie Salinas) and the Poet of the winning poem (Christina Cantu with cash prize)


Past Event
Free to attend

Location Info:

RockStar Gallery
5700 NW Central #160
Houston, Texas  77092
Spontaneous Combustion at Rockstar Gallery: An Ekphrastic Poetry Experience. Poets and artists, join us for this one of a kind contest, based on Allen Ginsberg’s famous phrase “First thought best thought” which described the Beat poets’ love for spontaneity and immediacy in the arts. You are invited to contemplate artwork by the featured artists at Rockstar gallery and to write a poem in response to one of the pieces. Yes, you will turn down your inner editor and tune in to what the art says to you in the moment. Poets will have one hour to pen an ekphrastic poem, which they will read to an audience of listeners, posting their poem beside the piece that inspired it. The audience will then vote on their favorite poem of the evening. Winning poets take home a cash prize and the opportunity to read their poem live on the radio at the Last Sundays show. Editing is overrated! It is time to just combust! See you at Rockstar Gallery on March 23rd!


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