The Art of the Poem

Pocket Star Gallery

Entry Deadline: Oct. 24

Gerostathi 1
Athens, GRS 11521

This exhibition allows artists to interpret words visually and see a poem as a visual creation that is no different than a photo, painting, or drawing. Poetry draws emotions in a dramatic and impactful way through its use of words to display visual stories. The artist’s reaction to the poem will allow a visual collaboration between the literary and the visual arts.

The exhibit’s goal is to allow the artist to create art that is an interpretation of the raw emotions from reading a specific poem (See below).

Poem “a child’s harmony”, by Uzomah Ugwu

He held his guitar like a woman on the verge
Of a still birth and in such hardship, her own welfare stared back at him
Chord for chord it was like he was birthing the child for new air

His harmonies outlasted the night filled with trauma it was
The kind of brightness that brought light to lampposts
In a hurry, he gathered his guitar close like he knew note for note his job

Had begun to overshadow what it was meant for
With all eyes on him and the storms of people begging for an encore

He reached out his hand and bowed to an audience that
For a few hours felt what was in his heart and as he left the stage

His song fell apart into a mother’s arms where there was a child all
From the extension of his arms that explained why he did perform

The poem was first published in Light Journal, NYC, USA. Light Journal, “A child’s Harmony” (2019).

Information & Guidelines

The exhibition will be held online as a virtual exhibition from November 15 to December 15, 2022.
Each creator or group is invited to submit up to three works (painting, engraving, mosaics, sculptures, constructions, installations, photographs etc.).
Further information and submissions at the email address [email protected] by October 24, 2022.
Submission email should include: 1. Digital photos of the art works (File name: title, dimensions, media, year of creation), 2. short description, 3. Short bio in text (up to 150 words).
Participation fee 50 euros for up to three works of art. It is free to apply but we do charge a 50 eur fee for each accepted submission.

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