Poetry Inspired by Art 2018


Richard App helped the Grand Rapids Poet Laureate, Marcel “Fable” Price, Lisa McNeilley of Write616, and the Fountain Street Church Art Committee select 19 works to inspire poets. The works shown below were available to view in person at Richard's new Nomad Gallery in "The Morton" at 74 Monroe Center NW.  The Poetry and Art Show opened in the Keeler Gallery at Fountain Street Church with two receptions, one on July 10th for Write616 poets, and one on July 17th for for student poets led by Marcel “Fable” Price. The exhibition was on view at FSC through August 29th.

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Note on the Ekphrastic Projects logo: “Ekphrasis” is the Greek word for a description of a work of art produced as a rhetorical exercise. The Poetry Foundation, defines an ekphrastic poem as one inspired or stimulated by a work of art. 

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Ease Into You



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With You I See That All Things Are Possible



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Street Smash



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Street Smash II



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Army of One



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Untitled



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Untitled



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A Constant Struggle



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Childhood Discoveries



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Mexican Woman



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Catrina I



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Catrina II



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Summer Light



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Still She Dreams



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Root Systems



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Dark at the Edge of the Woods



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Sunlit Treetops



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Sad Cloud Happy Bullets



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Everybody is Looking for the Ladder



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