Arts Calendar: Literary Arts
What is poetic form and why might we use it? Sonnets, haikus and villanelles are just a few of the hundreds of poetic forms that some writers use to add structure, rhythm and musicality to their poems. Form may seem intimidating, but it can be a way to find freedom, innovation and playfulness with our writing. In this workshop, we’ll read poems in various forms, then play with fun and easy forms in our own writing, including the abecedarian, the “telephone number poem” and the cinquain. All levels of experience are welcome! This free workshop is offered in partnership with Poem City. Please bring paper and a pen.
Saturday, April 20th, 10am-12pm
Teacher: Rebecca Jamieson
Vermont College of Fine Arts, “Vault” room (in College Hall, across from Cafe Anna)
Ages 15 and up. Class size limited to 12 students.
Register here: https://form.jotform.com/90314254503144
4/20/19 10:00am - 12:00pm
Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier
Join members of the Poetry Society of Vermont for a celebration of National Poetry Month! Founded in 1947, PSOV is an association of poets and supporters who join in promoting an interest in poetry through meetings, workshops, readings, contests, and contributions to the society's chapbook. This will be the sixth annual PSOV reading at Phoenix Books Burlington.
Phoenix Books Essex (2 Carmichael St), Burlington
The show will run from March 20 – May 4, 2019 with an opening reception on Saturday, March 23 from 3-5pm.
Bringing the Bull Home is a selection of works from Vermont visionary psychedelic artist and poet Rick Skogsberg. The show will feature works on paper, ceramics from his new series “Plates, Platters, and Trays”, and painted shoes from the Can’t Lose Shoes collection. This show, featured in BigTown’s Main gallery, comes hot on the heels of Skogsberg’s latest exhibition at the Outsider Art Fair in New York City this past January.
Over the past ten years, Rick Skogsberg has amassed a collection of 250 black and white drawings, graphic manipulations of those drawings and color prints, as well as 300 pairs of hand-painted shoes. In 2016, his shoe collections—the Stalking Stealth Shoes and Bloody Hell Boots—were shown at the Satellite Art Fair as part of Art Miami Basel, for which he received significant critical attention. His latest endeavor is titled, “Plates, Platters, and Trays” and began in January of 2018. Of the collection, he writes: “commemorative and recycled from my parents’ era is what I’ve sought. And I’ve found them everywhere.”
3/20/19 10:00am - 5/5/19 5:00pm
BigTown Gallery, Rochester