Spontaneous Combustion: An Art Show with Ekphrastic Poetry

Spontaneous Combustion: An Art Show with Ekphrastic Poetry

RockStar Gallery

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Third Wednesday of every month, 7-9:30 p.m. Continues through April 30 2017
FREE

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RockStar Gallery
5700 NW Central #160
Houston, Texas  77092
832-868-0242
Spontaneous Combustion at Rockstar Gallery: Bringing two art forms together, art and poetry!

An Ekphrastic Poetry Experience. Poets, 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. Editing is overrated! It is time to just combust!

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