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Ekphrastic Poetry in the Gallery - FREE Wednesday Writers Workshop
Ekphrastic Poetry in the Gallery - FREE Wednesday Writers Workshop

Wed, Oct 25

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Ekphrastic Poetry in the Gallery - FREE Wednesday Writers Workshop

Write vivid descriptions narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting with Theresa Davis!

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Oct 25, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

ArtsXchange, 2148 Newnan St, East Point, GA 30344, USA

About the Event

Enjoy this Wednesday Writers Workshop  as part of the current Afrofuturism exhibit, "The Haunts of Black Kirby." On view through Oct. 28.

  • Ekphrastic Poetry* in the Gallery. Wednesday Writer’s Workshop led by Theresa Davis. All ages. 7 pm. FREE.

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Black Kirby—the pseudonym assumed by the acclaimed visual artists and professors, John Jennings and Stacey Robinson—are Alchemists. They take raw materials from black history, hip hop, and comic book mythology and remix them to create new universes, never-before seen technologies, and biting satires about the world we live in today. Each of the Black Kirby images serves as a funky, rare artifact from an alternate universe, fully formed, and autonomous from its earthly origins.

The works in this exhibition are on loan from the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library. The Haunts of Black Kirby is derived from “The Alchemist’s Notebook: The Satire, Remixes, and Haunts of Black Kirby”, an exhibition organized by the AUC Woodruff Library in 2019. It featured more than fifty digital artworks by Black Kirby and artifacts from the AUC Woodruff Library’s Archives Research Center exploring the topics of Black history, hip-hop, and comic book mythology.

Join us for the opening reception and come back for the many surrounding classes and events!

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