Saturday, September 13, 2008

2008 Poetry Scores Art Invitational

The poem “Nailed Seraphim” by K. Curtis Lyle is the subject of the 2008 Poetry Scores Art Invitational, to be held Friday, Nov. 21 at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, 3100 Sutton Blvd. in Maplewood, Mo.

A copy of “Nailed Seraphim” is available on the poet’s blog:

The assignment: to make a new piece of art that responds to “Nailed Seraphim” and is named after a verbatim scrap of language from the poem. The work will be displayed and positioned around the space, according to where in the poem the language chosen for the title of the artwork appears. This makes for a fascinating and perhaps unique curatorial experience, in that the poem itself basically hangs the show.

The work will be sold on silent auction, with the artist setting the opening bid. It’s a one-night event, so the art will go home with someone on Nov. 21 or 22, and all accounts will be settled the night of the show.

Poetry Scores is a St. Louis-based arts organization that translates poetry into other media, including music, visual art, film, beer, food and experiences.

For more information on the invitational, contact Chris King at or Robert Goetz at

Artists we are inviting include:

All Along Press
Jenna Bauer
Mike Behle
Derrick Bostrom
Bradley Bowers
Stan Chisholm
Jon Cournoyer
Andrea Day
Chris Dingwell
Greg Edmondson
Jaime Gartelos
Robert Goetz
Gene Harris
Sue Hartman
Rick Hawkins
Michael Hoffman
Kim Humphries
Jerald Ieans
Oliver Jackson
Alicia LaChance
William LaChance
Nicholas Lang
Dianna Lucas
Karen Lyle
Michael Lynch
Sandra Marchewa
Tim McAvin
John Minkoff
Jaxon Noon
Carmelita Nunez
Adelia Parker
Melanie Persch
John Pruitt
Tony Renner
Libby Reuter
Melina Rodrigo
Stefene Russell
Lyndsey Scott
Daniel Shown
Thomas Sleet
Mathew Strauss
Justin Tolentino
Andrew Torch
Cindy Tower
Amy VanDonsel
Jason Wallace Triefenbach
Brett Williams
Eric Woods


Image is of Jon Cournoyer's contribution to the 2007 Poetry Scores Art Invitational, Go South for Animal Index; photo by Thom Fletcher.

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