Monthly Archives: August 2014

Another Paintings and Poetry Event

Paintings & Poetry: A Tour in Verse. Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Sunday, September 14, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Join local poets as they present poems inspired by the works of art on view in the exhibitions, The Art of the Everyman: Folk Art from the Fenimore Art Museum and Thistles and Crowns: The Painted Chests of the Connecticut Shore. A light reception with the poets will follow the event. Included with museum admission.

Kate Rushin in September

Kate%20Rushin%20B&W_bigThe Guilford Poets Guild presents poet Kate Rushin for their Second Thursday Poetry Series event on Thursday, September 11, 7 p.m. at the Greene Art Gallery, 29 Whitfield in Guilford. The reading will be preceded by an open mic from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

Kate Rushin is an award-winning, Connecticut poet/educator with training in theater and radio. She has taught at Wesleyan University, The Oddfellows Youth Playhouse and The Greater Hartford Academy of The Arts where she was dramaturge for the production of “A Raisin In The Sun.” Rushin has featured, twice, at The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival at The Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, where she is also an artist/instructor in The Hartford Poetry Outreach Program. Her poem, “My Lord, What A Mourning,” in honor of the life of the contralto and long-time Danbury resident, Marian Anderson, was commissioned by The New Haven International Festival of Arts and Ideas/ Connecticut Freedom Trail Poetry Project. She has read her work on NPR and WNPR. Rushin serves on The James Merrill House Committee in Stonington, CT, and has twice served as judge for Connecticut Poetry Out Loud.

The reading is free and open to the public.  Refreshments are served.  For more information call 453-8836.