DUBOIS – On Oct. 5, the Winkler Gallery and Art Education Center will host a special First Friday event in DuBois.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and is scheduled to run until approximately 7:30 p.m. The event is completely free and open to the public.
Students from Perry Winkler’s local art classes will be the featured artists for the month of October with work on display during the First Friday event.
The gallery is partnering with The Writer’s Block Party of the Brookville area for live poetry readings. Winkler’s artists have collaborated with the writers to create original poetry based upon pieces of artwork in the gallery.
“Poetry, performing arts and visual arts, like painting, rarely cross into complimentary works. When they do it makes something uniquely interesting,” organizers say.
“The Watershed Journal (Writer’s Block Party) and Winkler Gallery have been working together for a few months in more organizational aspects, so it’s fun to see how mediums of art can be mixed together.”
A Writer’s group member, Joanne Scheier, suggested the idea during the reception held at the gallery for the Watershed Journal’s summer edition.
Five to seven writers will perform pieces about paintings or visual art in the gallery. Some writers in the Writers Block Party are “very accomplished” and shared works a few months ago at the Watershed Journal’s reception, organizers say.
“This will be a new experience getting to see them perform works based upon art that you can then go see for yourself. Please join the Winkler Gallery and Writer’s Block Party for this special evening of poetry, short stories, and fine art.”