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Possessed: The Art & Poetry of Things
January 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm MST$150
Everyone has a “cherished object,” perhaps one from childhood that elicits memories from times past, or perhaps something more recently purchased that brings joy and pleasure. In this class, we’ll explore them and see what they have to teach us. It’s part of a long tradition: Poets write odes—consider that famous Grecian urn or Pablo Neruda’s socks. And artists practice the still life—Giorgio Morandi spent a lifetime painting one group of vases!
For a day, give yourself over to the inner magic of things (“no ideas but in things” said William Carlos Williams). Join poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and artis Meredith Nemerov to explore the objects of your world. Bring a couple of objects you like. Bring any drawing tools you enjoy working with—pens, pencils, charcoal, etc. Bring a sketch book about 11” x 15.”