Brennan poetry is part of Zumbrota exhibit

Published 7:35 am Monday, March 26, 2018

ZUMBROTA – Austin poet Tim J. Brennan will be part of Crossings’ 17th annual Poet-Artist Collaboration exhibit, celebrating a pairing of two art forms, on display March 26 through April 26 in Zumbrota.

Visitors are asked to read the poems and determine how the artists were inspired. Fifty-two poets and visual artists took part in this years’ exhibit which can be seen free of charge during regular business hours. A reception and poetry reading takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 both at the gallery and next door at the State Theatre.

Over 100 poets and artists participated in this year’s event by entering up to three poems each, or submitting artistic work samples. Jurors winnowed more than 200 poems down to just 26. Other jurors selected 26 artists from those who entered.

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For this exhibit, each artist chooses one poem from which to create an artwork. Poems and the work they inspired are displayed together.

The poems share many familiar life experiences, from living in Minnesota or the countryside or in warmer climates. The artists turned their vision of the poem given to them into works using a variety of mediums, including oil and watercolor, mixed media, weavings, encaustic and more.

The exhibit can be viewed during regular open hours, at no charge. Crossings is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays; and on 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, call Crossings at 507-732-7616, stop in at 320 East Ave., Zumbrota, or go to