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Local Poets And Visual Artists "Picture This"

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Church feels that this type of collaboration allows poets and graphic artists to connect in ways they never considered.

With National Poetry Month just around the corner, spoken word is getting ready to take the spotlight.

And tomorrow evening, Fort Wayne creatives Chanelle Barnes and Daniel Church are combining this medium with visual art in a special collaboration event at 816 Pint & Slice they call "Picture This."

The wide variety of two and three dimensional artwork being displayed complements the poetry that was contributed by an equally varied assortment of wordsmiths, from emerging writers to seasoned author performers.

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This is a chance, says Barnes, for everyone to see poetry in a different way.

This project, according to Barnes and Church, is an effort to combine forces between two mediums that are often left to the imagination. Much like putting a face to a name, they are intent on bringing words to color.

For a look at the concept, WBOI's Julia Meek caught up with the pair last week to learn how the mediums and the collaborators will be bringing everything into focus.

Event Information:

Picture This Collaborative Event
@ 816 Pint & Slice Upstairs Gallery, Fort Wayne
Thursday, March 28, 2019
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

For more information visit the Event's Facebook page.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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