One of the things joining various writing groups like Noble Poets has taught me is how much I enjoy the company of my fellow/sister creative artists. Cross-pollination, between artists and types of art, is so energizing.
One of my favorite new partners in crime is Alys Caviness-Gober. We’ve collaborated together on some ekphrastic pieces (poetry inspired by art, or vice versa). About a month ago, we sat down at a local coffee house for a chat. We both love to read great classics, and find ourselves haunted by certain memorable passages. Wouldn’t it be fun, we decided, to invite the community to create art based on a few of those great works of literature, from Pride and Prejudice to Frankenstein? Then we’d host a couple evenings for local artists to share their work.
We created NICE (Noblesville Interdisciplinary Creativity Expo) for 2 reasons:
- To breathe new life into literature by encouraging creative artists of ALL media to reinterpret key passages. How do the classics inspire you?
- To provide artists high-school age and up, but of any experience level, a safe and positive place to experiment and share their work. Our expo is not a contest, but rather a place to show and receive encouragement from local creative artists and art fans. There are enough talent shows with buzzers and cutting comments—we’re “NICE” people who want you to grow as a creative artist.
We are still looking for submissions (due Sept 23)! ANY artist, including poets ANYWHERE in Indiana, is welcome to submit. We'd love to have you attend and present your piece in person, but we are also happy to present your poem in your behalf.
More info on our NICE website or in this TV clip:
Friday, Oct 2 AND Saturday, Oct 3
6:30-7pm (Open Viewing)
7-9pm (Live Presentations)
Logan Street Sanctuary
1274 Logan St, Noblesville, IN 46060