Word & Image Celebration
Saturday, October 1st, 2022
7 to 9 p.m.
Register below to get a link to the event.
We’ll be celebrating the work of this year’s Word & Image participants online again. See a presentation of the broadsides and listen to writers read their work. You’ll need to come by the Gallery to browse them in person, see originals of the response art, and purchase a keepsake book of the complete collection.
Through October, the Hoffman Center for the Arts Gallery will feature collaborations of 12 area writers and artists in its popular Word & Image project. An every-other-year event, Word & Image pairs artists and writers to create original work, each in response to the other’s. The pairings are reproduced together on broadsides, which will be on display alongside the artists’ original work, and in a printed book for purchase.
Now in its sixth iteration, Word & Image features artists and writers who live on the North Oregon Coast or have a strong connection to the area. They were selected at the beginning of the summer via a blind submission process, with judging by a jury of past participants. Writers and artists were then paired at random, with each spending the next six weeks creating new work inspired by their partner’s.
Unlike a typical art show, the concept of art and writing in conversation enables each participant to both showcase their own personal style and to explore new ideas generated by their partner’s work.
“Word & Image brings people together in an amazing way,” said Andy Barker, who co-organized the event with Emily Ransdell, Mary Roberts, and Vera Wildauer. Barker added that by limiting participants to 12 writers and 12 artists, “we make sure we give all participants the space for their work to be represented well.”
With the exhibit running through October, visitors may want to view it several times. “There’s a lot to take in,” said Barker. ”The talent in this area is remarkable and the relationship between the written work and the visual images offers a lot to reflect on.”“
October 1, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Celebrating the work of participants in the Word & Image 2022.
Zoom Link will be sent to you, prior to the session
You will receive a meeting invitation to participate in Zoom meetings, as well as links to any other virtual platforms for this course.