Ekphrasis: A Marriage of Literary and Visual Arts
CNY Pen Women
Delavan Center, 501 W. Fayette St.,
"Ekphrasis" combines literary and visual arts with special related events showcasing the esteemed works of Central New York Pen Women, local chapter of The National League of American Pen Women, Inc.
Chair for this year's Annual Pen Women's show is artist Yolanda Tooley who defines the name chosen as a "rhetorical device in which one medium of art relates to another medium." Included in the visual part of "Ekphrasis" are about 32 pieces rendered by 16 artists, and writings by eight poets whose works are framed for hanging, bringing the total wall pieces to around 40. Rachael Ikins coordinated the "Ekphrasis" readings.
Pen Women visual artists included in "Ekphrasis" are Jacqueline Adamo, Joan Applebaum, Sallie Bailey, Linda Bigness-Lanigan, Evelyn Dankovich, Jeanne Dupre, Joy Englehart, Roscha Folger, Marilyn Forth, Diana Godfrey, Wendy Harris, Mary Kester, Karen Kozicki, Mary Raineri, Joan Steir and Yolanda Tooley.
Pen Women letters/writers/poets are Sheila Byrnes, Janet Fagal, Mary Gardner, Rachael Ikins, Georgia Popoff, Nancy Keefe Rhodes, Bobbie Panek and Lorraine Arsenault.