Exhibit Dates: May 27–June 18, 2023
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Sunday, 1:00–5:00pm
Opening Reception & Reading: Saturday, May 27, 2:00–4:00pm
Free and open to the public
A special Poetry Rocks installment will feature an Artist-Poet Exhibit of visual arts and poems, May 27 to June 17, at Arts Center East in Vernon. An opening reception and readings will take place on Saturday May 27, from 2:00-4:00 pm. Artist-poets include CT State Poet Laureate and printmaker/collagist Antoinette Brim-Bell, painters Sherri Bedingfield, Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, Marilyn Johnston, Garrett Phelan; photographer Joan Hofmann; and multimedia artist Margaret Plaganis.
The exhibit is being dedicated to the late poet and photographer, David K Leff, the Poet Laureate of Canton who died suddenly in Spring 2022. Proceeds from the sale of his books will be donated to the CT Coalition of Poets Laureate.
Poetry Rocks’ special Artist-Poet Exhibit is curated by Vernon’s Inaugural Poet Laureate Pegi Deitz Shea. The exhibit can be seen Thursday–Sunday, 1:00-5:00pm through June 18, at Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike in Vernon and online at www.artscentereast.org. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.