Prose and poetry meet art during June and July at York Art Association

The written word is an art, and inspires art in
other forms, too.

Attend “Prose & Poetry,” a special art exhibit that explores the intersection of the written and the visual, June 2 through July 6 at the York Art Association’s Nancy M. Woodward Gallery, 220 S. Marshall St., York.

According to the York Art Association’s Facebook page, “Each¬†artist that enters a work in the exhibit will also be asked to provide an artist’s statement that refers to the prose or poetry that inspired the work. It can relate to a particular work of art or to your work in general. The statements will be available in a binder in the gallery during the exhibit.”

Both York Art Association members and the community at large are invited to submit one creation each, for a $10 entry fee. Hurry and send yours because only the first 100 submissions will be eligible for awards, which are as follows:

Best of Show = $150

Professional Category
1st Place = $100
2nd Place = $75
3rd Place = $50

Non-Professional Category
1st Place = $100
2nd Place = $75
3rd Place = $50

Intake dates are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 23-24 and 9 a.m. to noon May 25.

A poetry reading featuring local poets, including York Poet Laureate Carla Christopher, will kick off the event 2 p.m. June 2 in the gallery. First vice president of the YAA board Dan Walczyk said that a salon-style, improvisational writing event using the exhibited art is planned for later in June.

yorkartassociationMuseum hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The York Art Association is a partner of the Cultural Alliance of York County. Visit for details, an entry form and member ship information.


About Stacia M. Fleegal

York Daily Record multiplatform journalist. Degrees in creative writing from Lycoming College and Spalding University, and a coupla books with my name on them. Central PA native who came home after floating around for a while, but always grounded by words and the places and people I remember.
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