Series Explores Literary And Visual Arts
10, 2000 -- Meridian,
the literary magazine produced by the University of Virginia's MFA
Program in Creative Writing, is sponsoring a series of programs
examining the connection between the literary and visual arts. Meridian's
Spring issue features "Art and the Lyric Moment," poetry by Gregory
Orr and paintings of Trisha Orr done in collaboration. An exhibit
of the artists' poems and paintings will be on display from April
8 through 30 in the Iron Gate Study Gallery of the Bayly Art Museum.
conjunction with this exhibit, the museum will host the following
on Thursday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m., Trisha and Gregory Orr will
present a slide show and reading in the Bayly Museum's Pine Room
on Thursday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m., Meridian's poetry editor Kevin
McFadden will moderate a panel discussion on "The Lyric Moment in
Painting and Poetry" in 160 Campbell Hall (the Architecture School),
located next to the Bayly Museum
panelists include Trisha and Gregory Orr, poet Lisa Russ Spaar,
and James Madison University professor and museum curator Stuart
Orr's paintings have appeared in galleries throughout the United
States. Her New York shows have been reviewed in Art in America
and the New York Times. She has received an NEA/Mid-Atlantic Fellowship
and a Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowship.
Orr is a professor of poetry in U.Va.'s Program in Creative Writing
and is the author of several books of poetry, most recently "City
of Salt." A new collection of his work will be published next fall
by Copper Canyon Press.
Spaar also teaches poetry writing at U.Va., where she administers
the Program in Creative Writing. She is the author of "Glass Town"
and editor of "Acquainted with the Night: Insomnia Poems."
Downs is a poet and curator of the Sawhill Gallery at James Madison
panel discussion and the other events of Meridian's Art and Literature
Series are free and open to the public. For more information about
any of the programs or Meridian, please contact Sydney Blair or
Debra Nystrom at (804) 924-6675.
Sydney Blair or Debra Nystrom, (804) 924-6675