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8th Annual Poetry and Art/ Art Show at Wickford Art Association

  • The Wickford Art Association is presenting a unique blending of two art forms at its 8th Annual Poetry and Art. The opening is on Friday, September 25, 2020 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at 36 Beach Street, North Kingstown, RI. The exhibit runs through October 18th, and is free and open to the public. Each piece of art is paired with a poet who then composed a poem, drawing inspiration from the artwork or “ ekphrasis” - writing inspired by art. Neither the artists nor the poets know who they have been paired with – that will be revealed on September 25 th . Artwork and poems will be hung side by side in the gallery and every poem will be read in a beautiful outdoor setting under a tent on Narragansett Bay at a Reception. Saturday- September 26, 2020 - Public Reception & Poetry admission, but registration required Reception #1 (3:30pm): register at Brown Paper Tickets Reception #2 (5:00pm): register at Brown Paper Tickets Sunday- September 27, 2020 - Public Reception & Poetry admission, but registration Reception #3required Reception #3 (3:30pm): register at Brown Paper Tickets A wonderful opportunity to experience poetry readings, responsive art and new friendships! Fine art and original poetry displayed side-by-side, beverages for all attendees. Receptions are free and open to the public, but due to social gathering limitations, this year's event will be spread over an ENTIRE weekend. A limited-edition, full color, professionally designed book cataloging the exhibit will be published. Thrilling news is that the 7 previous Poetry & Art books (2013 to 2019) have been accepted into The Poets House library in New York City, one of the premiere poetry libraries in the country. The 2020 book will be a part of their library collection as well and will be on special display at the Poets House in the fall. Poets and artists will not meet until Friday- September 25th...until then...pairings are a secret. The Wickford Art Association is a non-profit organization with nearly 450 members from Rhode Island and New England. The association hosts art shows and classes in its gallery at 36 Beach Street in North Kingstown, and has produced the Wickford Art Festival every July since 1962. Wickford Art Association is dedicated to educating, encouraging and inspiring artists and art lovers throughout the community. Wickford Art Association hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 - 3:00 PM and Sunday noon to 3:00 PM. For more information, please call (401) 294-6840 or visit