Write On, Door County is pleased to partner again this season with Edgewood Orchard Galleries on Art/Speaks, a free writing lab encouraging people to write in response to the images on exhibit. Led by an accomplished writer, these 90-minute writing activities are perfect for both beginning and advanced writers in any genre.
The current exhibit features the works of artists Judi Ekholm, Craig Blietz, Susan Hale, and Marcia McDonough are featured in this exhibit. Participants will select a work by one of these four artists and write in response to that piece.
The practice of using words to comment on a piece of visual art—ekphrasis—is an ancient one. One of the earliest and most commonly cited forms of ekphrasis occurs in The Iliad, when Homer provides a long and discursive account of the elaborate scenes embossed on the shield of Achilles. Contemporary literature provides many fine examples of ekphrastic writing.
Instructors will provide some background and examples of ekphrasis. Participants will be asked to write in response to one of several gallery pieces selected for the program. Following the writing, participants will share their work aloud with other participants.