Ekphrastic

The FAN exhibition Ekphrastic opened at the LaConner Quilt and Textile Museum in LaConner, Washington in October 2016. Ekphrastic, a travelling exhibition, will be shown at venues until December 2019.

The word 'Ekphrasis' means a rhetorical device whereby one medium of art is created to relate to another medium of art. Usually Ekphrastic poetry is created to respond to a piece of art.

FAN put a distinctive spin on this process by inviting twelve well known Canadian poets to contribute a poem of their choosing. Each of the twelve poems was interpreted by four FAN members in a wide range of styles.

The Ekphrastic exhibition is a unique showcase of the collective talents of Canadian poets and fibre artists.

Artwork from Ekphrastic

ELEGY
By Carla Funk

ELEGY

ELEGY: Remains
By Debbie Tyson

ELEGY:  Remains


ELEGY: Ode to Elegy
By Robin Fischer

ELEGY: Ode to Elegy

ELEGY: Remembering
By Margie Davidson

ELEGY: Remembering


ELEGY: Woodsmoke & Whiskey
By Marcy Horswill

ELEGY: Woodsmoke & Whiskey

FOIL
By Alice Major

FOIL


FOIL: Fleeting Splendour
By Judith Panson

FOIL: Fleeting Splendour

FOIL: Foil of Leaves
By Sharon Rubuliak

FOIL: Foil of Leaves


FOIL: September's Gold
By Leah Gravells

FOIL: September's Gold

FOIL: Time is Called
By Sara Judith

FOIL: Time is Called


HOPE STONE
By Joanna Lilley

HOPE STONE

HOPE STONE: A Rose for Mom
By Vivian Kapusta

HOPE STONE: A Rose for Mom


HOPE STONE: Finding Hope
By Beth Flemington

HOPE STONE: Finding Hope

HOPE STONE: Hoping
By Pippa Moore

HOPE STONE: Hoping


HOPE STONE: Solitude
By Donna Stockdale

HOPE STONE: Solitude

MAGICAL THINKING
By Ronnie R. Brown

MAGICAL THINKING


MAGICAL THINKING: Magical Fairyland
By Carol Seeley

MAGICAL THINKING: Magical Fairyland

MAGICAL THINKING: Magical Thinking
By Leslie Forbes

MAGICAL THINKING: Magical Thinking


MAGICAL THINKING: Magical Thinking Woman
By Krista Zeghers

MAGICAL THINKING: Magical Thinking Woman

MAGICAL THINKING: Winter Sprites
By Joyce Brown

MAGICAL THINKING: Winter Sprites


OCTOBER
By Jennifer Still

OCTOBER

OCTOBER: October
By Victoria Gray

OCTOBER: October


OCTOBER: October
By Marianne Parsons

OCTOBER: October

OCTOBER: October - Abandoned
By Janet Harper

OCTOBER: October - Abandoned


OCTOBER: October's Fragile Beauty
By Terry Phillips

OCTOBER: October's Fragile Beauty

POEM ON THE POEM ON THE STAIRS for Shannon Bramer
By Chandra Mayor

POEM ON THE POEM ON THE STAIRS for Shannon Bramer


POEM ON THE POEM ON THE STAIRS: Dreamscape of the Poem on the Stairs
By Roberta York

POEM ON THE POEM ON THE STAIRS: Dreamscape of the Poem on the Stairs

POEM ON THE POEM ON THE STAIRS: Poem on the Stairs
By Dianne Firth

POEM ON THE POEM ON THE STAIRS: Poem on the Stairs


POEM ON THE POEM ON THE STAIRS: Remembering Our Stories
By Karen Johnson

POEM ON THE POEM ON THE STAIRS: Remembering Our Stories

POEM ON THE POEM ON THE STAIRS: Still Beautiful, Quilt on a Quilt for Shannon and Chandra
By Yvonne Bilan-Wallace

POEM ON THE POEM ON THE STAIRS: Still Beautiful, Quilt on a Quilt  for Shannon and Chandra


raven
By Anonymous

raven

RAVEN: Crossroads
By Judy Weiss

RAVEN: Crossroads


RAVEN: The Call For Redemption
By Alison Dean Cowitz

RAVEN: The Call For Redemption

RAVEN: THE RAVEN
By Cathie King

RAVEN: THE RAVEN


RAVEN: The Road to Lonely
By Jan Clark

RAVEN: The Road to Lonely

SEASONAL AFFECT
By Lydia Kwa

SEASONAL AFFECT


SEASONAL AFFECT: In Praise of Shadows
By Judy Leslie

SEASONAL AFFECT: In Praise of Shadows

SEASONAL AFFECT: Mindful Shadows
By Gloria S. Daly

SEASONAL AFFECT: Mindful Shadows


SEASONAL AFFECT: Seasonal Affect
By Donna-Fay Digance

SEASONAL AFFECT: Seasonal Affect

SEASONAL AFFECT: Winter Blues
By Diana Bartelings

SEASONAL AFFECT: Winter Blues


THE MOMENT I KNEW I'D NEVER LEAVE
By Lorna Crozier

THE MOMENT I KNEW I'D NEVER LEAVE

THE MOMENT I KNEW I'D NEVER LEAVE: A Moment In Time
By Judi MacLeod

THE MOMENT I KNEW I'D NEVER LEAVE: A Moment In Time


THE MOMENT I KNEW I'D NEVER LEAVE: Connection
By Linda MacKay

THE MOMENT I KNEW I'D NEVER LEAVE: Connection

THE MOMENT I KNEW I'D NEVER LEAVE: The Edge of the Pond
By Terry Aske

THE MOMENT I KNEW I'D NEVER LEAVE: The Edge of the Pond


THE MOMENT I KNEW I'D NEVER LEAVE: The Moment
By Mary Sullivan Holdgrafer

THE MOMENT I KNEW I'D NEVER LEAVE: The Moment

TURN, TURN, TURN
By Tracy Hamon

TURN, TURN, TURN


TURN, TURN, TURN: My Turn
By Jaynie Himsl

TURN, TURN, TURN: My Turn

TURN, TURN, TURN: There is a Season
By Katie Stein Sather

TURN, TURN, TURN: There is a Season


TURN, TURN, TURN: Turn, Turn, Turn
By Holly Hildebrand

TURN, TURN, TURN: Turn, Turn, Turn

TURN,TURN,TURN: Lisa
By Willy Carleton

TURN,TURN,TURN: Lisa


WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE
By Kimmy Beach

WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE

WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE: Café Life
By Jenny Perry

WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE: Café Life


WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE: Santorini Sunset
By Thelma Newbury

WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE: Santorini Sunset

WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE: The Promise
By Diane Duncan

WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE: The Promise


WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE: Through the Camera the Sun Sets
By Anne de Verteuil

WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE: Through the Camera the Sun Sets

WINTER DEER
By Tanis MacDonald

WINTER DEER


WINTER DEER: Pink Woods
By Janet Bednarczyk

WINTER DEER: Pink Woods

WINTER DEER: Visitors at Dawn
By Mary Wilton

WINTER DEER: Visitors at Dawn


WINTER DEER: Walk in the Park
By Dawn Piasta

WINTER DEER: Walk in the Park

WINTER DEER: Winter Deer
By Susan Selby

WINTER DEER: Winter Deer


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