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    SOE and Alabama School of Fine Arts present Chimera, a 3D poetry exhibition

    Presented by at Space One Eleven

    May 12 - May 19, 2017


    SOE and Alabama School of Fine Arts present Chimera, a 3D poetry exhibition

    A three-dimensional poetry exhibit featuring work by creative writing students from
    The Alabama School of Fine Arts’ Creative Writing Department

    Opening Reception
    May 12, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    May 16 to May 19, 2017 - 10am to 5pm

    2407 Second Avenue North, Downtown Birmingham

    What is three-dimensional poetry? 3D poetry is the intersection of visual art and poetic language. It provides an immediate image which seeks to influence the reader’s encounter with the poem.

    Alabama School of Fine Arts Creative Writing Instructor, Kwoya Fagin, came up with the idea of a three-dimensional poetry exhibit in Birmingham because she wanted to bring our city a new way to experience poetry. 3D poetry allows the experience of poetry to slow down and happen at the pace of the viewer, while also providing an image for context.

    Chimera (noun): a thing which is hoped for but is illusory or impossible to achieve

    The focus of this exhibit will be speculative poetry that re-investigates and recreates past, lived experiences. Like returning to a dream with power, we return to our past experiences and construct a different outcome that looks more like what we want. This work goes beyond the individual, imagining a world where specific historical events are re-written, and yes, re-imagined.

    The exhibit will be comprised of original photography, sculpture, paintings, and film.

    Join us to celebrate the 3D poetry of the following ASFA high school student artists:
    Brooks, Coulter, Fournier, Goldsby, Helms, Jordan, Lucia, Madden-Lunsford, Mixon, Morris, Sharp, Tate, Anderson, Blokh, Blomeley, Connolly, Scarlett, Dalzell, Dewberry, Long, Moore, Nesbitt, Tallaj, Donnelly, Pruitt

    Contact:Kwoya Fagin Maples
    Creative Writing Instructor
    Alabama School of Fine Arts



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