Putting Visual Art into Words

Putting Visual Art into Words

aRT Cottage  by FROgard

Visual art and the written word working together is something new and interesting happening at the aRt Cottage for the month of October. aRt Cottage is having an exhibit featuring The Lamorinda Art Alliance with their special exhibit of small works.
Writers from the Mount Diablo Writers Guild were invited to preview pieces of art from the Lamorinda Art Alliance prior to the opening of the show and interpret what the works meant to them in writing. Neither the artist nor the writer had met. aRt Cottage thought it would be a wonderful idea to have this freedom of expression for both the artist and the writer. Several of these beautiful pieces have had poetry written about them and will be on display.
The public is invited to join the open house and artist reception on October 6th from 2p.m. to 4 p.m.  There will be refreshments music and drinks.
Here is an example of one such exhibit. Lynn Westenhaver, co-founder of the Mt. Diablo Writers Guild, submitted her interpretation, the remarkable poem “Hurricane” for the painting “Figment of My Imagination” by Rashmi Rahsh.

The Hurricane
by Lynn Westenhaver

Born of a mother who taught me well
To bring all of nature under my spell
To strangle the earth with a force so sound
A fury so fierce it cannot be bound

I gather my energy and strength at will
As I determine the path of my unbridled spill
A path so treacherous and unyielding
My compass set and not revealing

As I slowly work my way to find
The circle of the core of my mind
The lashing and whipping inspired by will
Crossing land beyond the spill

No matter where I go
The land below will feel the blow
Now or later as I move
My hand will strike
It will not be smooth

Mission completed but not for long
Soon the flooding will respond
So many waters to overflow
But perhaps not…
It may be the hour
For in my center, I carry a flower.

aRt Cottage is located at 2238 Mount Diablo Street in Concord. It is open 11am to 5pm, Monday through Friday and Saturday from 1pm to 5pm.

The aRt Cottage is located at 2238 Mt Diablo St, Concord. http://artscottage.blogspot.com/

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