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Art & Poetry Event

Sponsored by the Illinois State Poetry Society and the Downers Grove Artists’ Guild, this is always a very popular event. An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting or sculpture, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning. The Illinois State Poetry society authors will draw inspiration from art submitted by the Downers Grove artists and read their original poems out loud as each one is shown.

Dorothy will be participating as both an author and an artist.

Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to all. Parking is free in the lot or on the street.

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to Nov 26

Naming the Unspoken - Fine Art and Poetry Exhibit

  • Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole Mansion (map)
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Naming the Unspoken explores the inexplicable connection between image and word. Writers have created poems and written pieces inspired by the artwork included in this exhibition, which will be displayed next to the visual pieces that inspired them.

Curated by Joe and Kathleen Isacson in partnership with the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park.


Friday, November 2, 2018 at 5 PM – 8 PM

Dorothy Bury Shaw has written poems inspired by the art created by six different artists featured in this exhibit.

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