Friday, May 12, 2017

The Guilford Poets Guild and the Madison Art Society to present Poetry Night

On Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. the Madison Art Society and the Guilford Poets Guild will present a very special event.  Poetry Night, is an evening on which the poets read aloud poems inspired by the artwork displayed at Madison Art Society's 42nd Annual Juried Show.  The poems, sometimes funny, other times poignant or emotional are read with flair and drama by the poets.
February (detail) by Joe Roberti,
colored pencil on embossed paper
The art that inspired the poem is displayed during the reading.  The event is enjoyed by the artists and poets alike and is open to the public.  Artists whose work is selected as the subject of a poem have likened having their work chosen to winning a prize.  

80 works of art in all fine art media are on exhibit in the community room of the library.  Awards were announced at the opening reception on May 11, 2017.  The Best in Show award, donated by Davis Realty went to Joe Roberti for his stunning colored pencil on embossed paper, "February".

Winner of Best in Show Joe Roberti,
presented by MAS member Nancy Armstrong
 $3045 in awards were given to 17 Connecticut artists.  The Madison Art Society is grateful to the local businesses and donors for their support of the arts along the shoreline.

Contact information: Beverly Schirmeier 860-399-6116

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