Visual Poetry will focus on how to translate the verbal elements of poetry and prose into a visual language. Over two days students will consider a variety of possibilities for housing short texts in informative or symbolic enclosures (or apertures). Students will examine the books and images of two renowned Spanish visual poets and discuss the way they employ objects, imagery, text and photography to create powerful visual metaphors. This class offers an exciting opportunity to examine how text and form can work together in the book. Each student will create a highly personal work that illustrates sensitivity to his or her own literary or poetic selection. .More details and registration info are here.
Pamela Moore has studied studied the arts of fine binding and book conservation at the Conservatorio de las Artes del Libro. She has been the recipient of an NEA grant, as well as an IAPN cultural exchange grant. Moore has lectured and taught in schools, private studios and institutions across Spain as well as in France, Greece and the Czech Republic.
This class is the first program this summer in conjunction with our exhibition Poems and Pictures: A Renaissance in the Art of the Book, organized by Kyle Schlesinger, which examines the fundamental relationships between form and content, visual and language arts, and seeing and reading. Both this exhibition and our summer members show, I will cut thrU, open next Wednesday, July 7th and run through September 11th. We're hoping you can join us for the opening next week, and for Pamela's workshop next weekend.