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Ekphrastic Poetry: Inspiration from Jessica Plattner (Age 18+)

June 24, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


June 24 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Get inspired to write some poetry! Beautiful paintings by artist Jessica Plattner will be your inspiration and Teaching Artist Amelia will be your guide. No poetry writing experience necessary. Jessica’s paintings, currently on display in ACE’s Main Gallery, are evocative and lyrical in a visual way that translates beautifully into poetry. Amelia will share examples of ekphrastic poetry as an introduction to the form — ekphrastic poems are those written about works of art. 

Writing prompts and specific instructions will get you started on poems about Jessica’s paintings. Amelia (a published poet and writer herself) will be available to help you. This fun class introduces you to the beautiful relationship between the visual arts and poetry. You’ll leave class with drafts of your very own poems! Please bring a notebook and writing utensils. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door. 

Teaching Artist: Amelia Díaz Ettinger

Cost: $10 Member / $12 Non-Member

(Youth Scholarships Available)

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June 24, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Art Center East


Art Center East
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La Grande, OR 97850 United States
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