Poets Roundtable Read @ FWMoA March 14

Feb 18, 14 Poets Roundtable Read @ FWMoA March 14

Bold & Beautiful Acoustic SpokenWord Cafe

Poets read inspired by Master Afrikan American Artists  

Kitchen TableThe Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art & Culture‘s Acoustic SpokenWord Café is partnering with the Fort Wayne Museum of Art on March 14 to combine a selection of contemporary work by African American makers from the museum’s permanent collection with the verse of local poets for an evening of inspiring art on Main Street.

The Café will be staged in the FWMoA’s galleries, on Friday March 14, from 7:00-10:00PM. There is a $5.00 admission charge.

Each poet is tasked to write based on their inspiration from three works from the collection, which will be on display through March 16. Poets participating include a mix of well known wordsmiths and some relatively new voices, including Curtis Crisler, Adam Gaile, Linda Bess, Roderick Parker, Tanika Collins, Rodney Barnes, and Ketu Oladuwa.

The artists in the exhibit, Bold and Beautiful: African American Masterworks from the Collection, include Romare Bearden, Dawoud Bey, Lenard Brown, Willie Cole, Karsten Creightney, Sam Gilliam, Felrath Hines, Richard Hunt, Michael July, Jacob Lawrence, Gordon Parks, Horace Pippin, Carl Pope, Faith Ringgold, Lorna Simpson, Vincent Smith, Renee Stout, Alma Thomas, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, Peter Williams, and Ernest Withers.