History and meaning of ekphrasis explained at writing workshop

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013

RAPID CITY, SD – The Passage of Wind and Water Collaborative presents Ekphrasis: Representing Visual Art in Words. Meet at Main Street Square for this writing workshop on Sept. 22, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Christine Stewart-Nunez, South Dakota State University professor, will share the history and meaning of ekphrasis (writing from art), as well as the benefits of and principles for practicing it.

The workshop will focus on the sculptures by Masayuki Nagase at Main Street Square and conclude at the Dahl Arts Center, where Nagase has a studio, with hands-on writing activities.

Workshop participants will have the option of submitting a few of their best lines for the collaborative choral poem written in honor of Passage of Wind and Water.

The Passage of Wind and Water Collaborative is a cross-disciplinary creative project inspired by the Masayuki Nagase’s sculpture at Main Street Square. Participation in the workshop is free.

RSVP at: info@rcsculptureproject.com. For more information, contact Anna Huntington, Destination Rapid City Community Arts Coordinator, at 605-716-7979, or anna@destinationrapidcity.com.