Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fwd: Special Program: The ARTlines Poetry Competition

The ARTlines Competition

Saturday, Apr 21, 2012
3 p.m.

Brown Auditorium
Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet

During the fall of 2011, the ARTlines ekphrastic poetry competition invited submissions about nine works of art in the MFAH collections.

Ekphrastic poetry may include literal description of a work of art, personal memories, or metaphorical associations inspired by the work of art, the poet´s mood at that place and time.

All ARTlines submissions were reviewed, and winners and honorable mentions were selected by a distinguished jury including: David M. Parsons, the current 2011 Texas State Poet Laureate; Jan Seale, the upcoming 2012 Texas State Poet Laureate; Paul Ruffin, 2009 Texas State Poet Laureate; Carol Tafolla, the Inaugural Poet Laureate of the City of San Antonio; and, Van G. Garrett.

This program, during National Poetry Month, will showcase poems by the winning poets, by the jurors, and two nationally-renowned invited poets.

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A reception follows the program.

Join the "Your Turn to Speak" tour, during the reception, to engage in lively discussion about your response to some of the works of art about which
ARTlines poets wrote.

This program is free with general museum admission.

The ARTlines Competition is cosponsored by the MFAH and Public Poetry.

Images above are details of:

top left: Olmec, Hand Shaped Pendant, 1500–300 B.C., jade, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Alfred C. Glassell, Jr.

top center: John Singer Sargent, Mrs. Joshua Montgomery Sears (Sarah Choate Sears), 1899, oil on canvas, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of George R. Brown in honor of his wife, Alice Pratt Brown.

top right: Subodh Gupta, Untitled, 2008, stainless steel, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, museum purchase with funds provided by the Friends of Asian Art, 2011.546. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth (London, England, UK).

middle left: Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Allegory of Europe, 1722, oil on canvas, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Houston.

middle center: Unknown maker (Italian or American), Mirror (one of a pair), early 19th century, red pine, paint, and gilding, The Rienzi Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Masterson III.

middle right: Mangbetu, Anthropomorphic Harp, early 20th century, wood, hide, sinew, and string, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Frank Nelson Carroll, Jr., in memory of his parents, Frank Nelson and Eleanor West Carroll.

bottom center: Gustave Courbet, The Gust of Wind, c. 1865, oil on canvas, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Caroline Wiess Law.

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