South Santiam Hall Gallery

Ekphrasis: Poems & Drawings Inspired by da Vinci 

Inspired by the work of Leonardo da Vinci, Ekphrasis showcases poetry by 15 members of the LBCC Poetry Club and drawings by 15 artists.

Featuring Artists: Anne Magratten, Aurora Sherwood, Brittany Poteet, Cory Self, Dan Murnane, Diana Ranslam, Elizabeth Gleason, Fran Resendez, Krystal Drexler, Marie Arnold, Michael Bosch, Rebecca Fewless, Scott Harrington, Sinaiah Melendez, and Tessa Crawford

And Poets from LBCC Poetry Club: Alyssa Campbell, Bryce Smith, Carolyn Sparling, Ceph Poklemba, Christopher Mikkelson, Grace Allen, Mark Weiss, Matthew Cappelen, Matt Hoffman,Michelle Soutar, Nik Geier, Paige Kosa, Sam Guy, Shane Stanhope and Tav Knight

Ekphrasis (Installation View)

A reception will be held in the SSH Gallery Wednesday, April 19th from 12 to 1 p.m with the

LBCC Poetry Club and Local Artists in attendance and speaking. The reception is free and open

to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Leo Does Ekphrasis ~ 2017

Benvenuti, Amici!

In an era marked by hostility toward science and the environment, suspicion of poets and artists, and assaults on the very things that define us as human, who better to provide inspiration than Leonardo daVinci?

daVinci (1452-1519) was a largely self-taught inventor, painter, scientist, architect, and teacher. His life's’ work crossed so many boundaries and academic disciplines that a search for the term Renaissance Man locates his name and images before all others. To this day, he inspires an unfathomable range of creative pursuits across the academic continuum and beyond.

daVinci once said: Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. By combining these artistic forms together in what the Greeks termed ekphrasis - a vivid, verbal description of a visual work of art - both poets and painters aspire to amplify meaning.

The exhibit in the South Santial Hall Gallery combines reproductions of daVinci’s paintings with poems and paintings created by LBCC students, staff, and members of our community. In doing so, we hope to embody the LBCC value of inclusion and build community through entirely new forms of expression.

In the spirit of the renaissance, enjoy!

Jeff Davis 

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