In this show at the Winthrop Gallery, artists Laura Karcher, Carol McMillan and Patty Yates explore the relationship of visual art to poetry.
“I plan to pair paintings and poems for this show,” Carol explains. “I see that the flow of the grain in wood is like the flow of words in a poem, and, of course, the flow of paint on paper/canvas. Visual and 3-D art are poetry in other media.”
“I think we all have poetry in our artist soul,” says Patty. “I’m thinking of the poetry in a line. For my beginning there is a pen and ink drawing. What develops from there is my poetry.”
“I believe there is always poetry involved when I work with something as naturally beautiful as wood,” says Laura. “You see it in the grain and you sense it as you work the wood. The poetry is in the wood, my job is to reveal it.”
DATES: Exhibit, May 20-June 22; Reception, Sat, May 23, 5-7pm. Refreshments will be served. LOCATION: Winthrop Gallery, 237 Riverside Ave, downtown Winthrop. Every day, 10am-5pm. CONTACT: 509.996.3925