It was a wonderful gathering for Art of Poetry on Saturday, June 17, 2017. This tour through Hickory Museum of Art explored exhibits by artists Jonathan Brilliant and Brian Lackey. We were excited to be joined by the museum’s new Executive Director, Jonathan Carfagno, as well. Welcome aboard, Jonathan!
Our first featured poem for this session is by Beverly Finney and is appropriately titled “Creation”. She was inspired by Jonathan Brilliant’s initial drawings of the museum space where he would create a one-of-a-kind sculpture using coffee sticks, lids, and various accoutrements. It is amazing to see, so stop by the museum and check it out.
After concept drawings for “The Hickory Piece, 2017” by Jonathan Brilliant
To see what
is not yet there.
To lift that dream
or censor, following
the creative yen
to make the vision
real by simply
in focus even
as it veers,
into its swirl
and swoop, until
you and the dream
Beverly – this is one of my favorites of your poems! Nice job!
Wonderful! You really speak about all art.
I came up with the idea for these poems/readings, and I’m so delighted that the series continues.