Tandem: Art & Poetry in Motion at Pittsboro Gallery of Arts
June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pittsboro Gallery of Arts Announces Tandem Exhibition: Art & Poetry in Motion / June 1 – July 28
Throughout the months of June and July the Pittsboro Gallery of Arts (PGA) is collaborating with the North Carolina Haiku Society. What is a Haiku? In practical terms a haiku is a short poem of 17 syllables, written in three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. You can focus on interesting ways to use that pattern. Or you can look deeper and find that there is more to this syllable pattern, that these are poems with conventions of form and content that have endured and evolved since they originated in Japan over 400 years ago.
We asked the poets of nc-haiku.org if they could be inspired by the Fine Arts and Fine Crafts displayed in our downtown gallery. And they said,
“Why yes we sure can
Art inspiring artists
Will always come first.”
OK – they didn’t say that exactly. But they did agree to participate in this exhibition which consists of written Haiku poetry positioned alongside “featured artworks” in this intriguing Tandem event. We are excited to offer you, the viewer, this expanded artistic experience and hope to make it an annual happening.
An Opening Reception will be held on 2nd Friday, June 9th from 5pm-8pm. Meet the artists & poets and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres. This is a FREE EVENT open to the public. We hope you can join us for this one-of-a-kind exhibition.