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Poem to Picture

April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

The creative gathering “Poem to Picture” will be held Sunday, April 11 from 2 – 4:00 PM at Gallery at the Yountville Community Center located at 6516 Washington Street.

This unique event invites participants to view the current art exhibit “Flow” by photographer Quinn Saine and then write a poem about a chosen piece of his art. Saine will be on hand to discuss his creative approach.

“Poem to Picture” is the brainchild of Napa County Poet Laureate Marianne Lyon. Verse written about a visual image was called ekphrastic poetry in Ancient Greek times. All those interested are invited to try their hand at writing about the abstract photographic images that grace the walls of the gallery. No experience with poetry is required—just bring a pen and paper or notebook. Attendees will be invited into the gallery to choose an image before returning outside to write about it. After everyone has finished, writers will gather outside (With COVID distancing) to share their ideas about the process and possibly read a phrase or poem. Assistance will be provided by Marianne Lyon and Yountville Arts Chair Jim Mc Donald.

Participants at this event will be invited into the gallery in small, socially distanced groups. Masks are required. “Poem to Picture” and “Flow” are presented by Yountville Arts. The exhibit “Flow” runs through Friday April 30. For more information on Yountville Arts including the Art Walk or our  Gallery at the Community Center.


April 11
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
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Yountville Community Center
6516 Washington St
Yountville, CA 94599 United States
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(707) 944-2959
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