Thursdays, April 9 – May 14, 2020
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (six sessions)
Guide: Coleman Stevenson
This Delve takes place at the Portland Art Museum and coincides with the exhibition Volcano!, which marks the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount Saint Helens.
This Delve will explore museum galleries, pages of books, and the realm of memory, discovering commonalities in ways writers and visual artists recreate human experience through their hyper-realistic descriptions of material objects and natural places. Through a multi-sensory examination of objects, images, and texts, we will become fluent in this symbolic language of concrete detail. We will also look at various ways text and image interact, including how illustration functions as form of creative adaptation of a text, influencing our initial processing of its content, and how personal narratives can reframe familiar works of art.
Still Life with Oysters and Lemon by Mark Doty (Beacon Press, 2001)
A reading packet of poems will also be provided.
Coleman Stevenson is an illustrator, writer, and tarot practitioner. She is the artist behind the Dark Exact Tarot Deck and author of two poetry books: Breakfast: 43 Poems and The Accidental Rarefication of Pattern #5609. She is co-curator of The Doppelgänger Museum, a multimedia collaboration with artist and sound designer Aspen Farer. She has taught a variety of subjects at institutions around Portland, including creative writing, literature, folklore, culture & design, and image & text interaction.
Delve Access Program
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