Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop w/ Laura Grossett & Natalie Giarratano
Exploring the Prints, Animals, and Installations of Laura Grossett
Have you ever been so drawn to a work of art that you just couldn’t look away or stop thinking about it? Join us on Sat., October 13th, from 3 – 4:30 p.m. to interpret, inhabit, confront, and speak to the work of Laura Grossett, which is showing throughout the month of October at Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House. All artists are welcome!
From the Artist:
Most of my work deals with power and politics but I’ve taken a detour this past year to explore something a little more light-hearted and playful. I’m expecting a baby in February and found my usual subject matter more stressful than normal so decided to take a 9 month hiatus while I work with linocut- a material I’ve needed practice with. Some of the work for this show was purely an exercise in cutting but the plates gradually began to evolve to express a new-found interest in symbology, particularly with plants and animals.
Our 2018 Poet Laureate Natalie Giarratano will host this third edition of the responding to art workshop. Be ready to react, take notes, and listen to the artwork. And listen to the artist, too, who will be on hand to discuss her work and answer your questions.
This event is free and open to the public!
Natalie Giarratano is the author of Big Thicket Blues (Sundress Publications, 2017) and Leaving Clean, winner of the 2013 Liam Rector First Book Prize in Poetry (Briery Creek Press, 2013). Her poems have appeared in Beltway Poetry, Tupelo Quarterly, TYPO, Tinderbox, and American Literary Review, among others. She edits and lives in Fort Collins with her partner and daughter and is the city’s 2018 Poet Laureate.
Laura Grossett was raised in Maryland but has lived in Colorado for the past decade. She has shown internationally, participated in various residencies and hosted workshops across the country. The founder of Mad Deer Press she lives and works in Fort Collins.
This event will be held in our Upstairs Event Hall, which is not handicapped accessible. If you would like to attend this event and require accessibility, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.