Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thursday's Three on Art and Poetry

Today, Thursday's Three presents a trio of upcoming art-and-poetry-related exhibitions.

✭ Coming in May is "Vintage Poetry Center Posters", a joint exhibition of  the University of Arizona Poetry Center and the Poetry Foundation. (Check the exhibition link above for dates.)

The show, at the foundation's Chicago headquarters, features a selection of silkscreened publicity posters created by University of Arizona students in the 1960s and 1970s as publicity for center readings. Among the poets for whom the now rare posters were created: Ai, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Duncan, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Denise Levertov, Gary Snyder, May Swenson. This is the first time the posters are being shown outside Tucson, according to the Poetry Foundation.

Also, UA's Poetry Center and School of Art are presenting from May 2 to May 27 in the Jeremy Ingalls Gallery the "UA Student Contests Broadside Exhibition".

Poetry Center on FaceBook

✭ In July, multidisciplinary artist Neha Vedpathak presents her "site-responsive" installation at the Poetry Foundation's Chicago headquarters. Vedpathak crafted her work using a pushpin in a process known as "plucking", which involved the repetitive, labor-intensive separation of fibers of Japanese handmade paper. 

For more about Vedpathak's technique, read "Plucking a Path from Painting to Sculpture" at Chicago Artists Resource. A video shows how she plucks.

✭ New York City's Poets House opens "Irish Poetry of the Twentieth Century: An Exhibition of Rare Books and Papers from Emory University" on May 4. The show will run through June 4.

Poets House on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube

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