VIRGINIA CREIGHTON/ NATURE IN LITERATURE AND ART
“From the Page’s Edge: Water in Literature and Art” is the first in a series of traveling exhibits within the project called "Nature in Literature and Art." In 2011, "Page's Edge" tours the Northeast, visiting four venues. Each of nineteen contemporary artists displays a painting responding to writing on the theme of water, and a passage from a literary source hangs next to his or her painting. The artwork covers a range of styles from realist to abstract and the choices of literature are diverse. The intended audience is students and adults.
Venues for the exhibit are: Moravian College in Pennsylvania, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vermont, Albany Institute of History & Art in New York, and William Paterson University in New Jersey. All exhibits and receptions are open to the public.
The ultimate goal of “From the Page’s Edge: Water in Literature and Art” is to entertain viewers and encourage them to look at literature in visual terms.
Payne Gallery at Moravian College March 17 - April 17, 2011
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum May 9 - June 26
Rice House, Albany Institute of History & Art July 2 - August 28
Ben Shawn Art Center, William Paterson University September 12 - October 14