Ekphrasis: Poetry, Music & Dance Inspired by Visual Art
We'll be back in 2023!
ArtSpace Hartford Gallery, 555 Asylum Street

Originally created by poet and artist, Lorna Morris Cyr, Open Studio Hartford's poetry event has grown into an entertaining cross-over of unlimited art forms! “Ekphrasis” features spoken word and other performing arts, all depicting visual art displayed in the gallery. 
if you registered for 2022, your participation will be forwarded to new dates in 2023 (Spring perhaps)
VISUAL ARTISTS of all media, two-dimensional or otherwise, are encouraged to submit artwork to be considered as inspiration.
(Images required - Date of dropoff of physical work to the gallery will be announced)
PERFORMANCE ARTISTS, spoken word, musicians, dancers, videographers and others are sought to share their inspiration LIVE. 
(You will be instructed how to chose artwork)

Early Registrations are Accepted
CLICK HERE to sign up

 Unique pairings with friends and colleagues are encouraged!
Ephrasis is FREE and open to the public.
An "ART RECEPTION" will follow the event with food, drink and entertainment. Donations are accepted.
No parking in ArtSpace Lot - park across the street at Union Station or free on the street.
2022 ARTWORK AVAILABLE for inspiration of poetry, music, dance and other interpretations:
New artists added daily!

PAIRINGS for 2023 Ekphrasis


In the future, when the city-wide Open Studio Hartford returns, additions to the PERFORMANCE ART WEEKEND will be accepted. Performance venues, performance artists, filmmakers, musicians, dance groups, etc. are asked to contact us with interest in participating to expand offerings for the weekend. Included have been a Cinematic Celebration hosted at Real Art Ways. We welcome your ideas!


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