Participants from the ekphrastic workshop led by Traci O’Dea are invited to read the poems they completed during the week in an informal evening event with refreshments. Everyone is welcome to join us for this evening of socialising and poetry reading amongst the brilliantly inventive and colourful works of Kay Le Seelleur at her Mrs Magnitude’s Emporium exhibition.
Kay Le Seelleur Ara
Kay Le Seelleur Ara is one of Jersey’s leading contemporary artists whose provocative and visionary paintings have won awards over several decades. This exhibition will be a mesmerising solo showing of her recent paintings, curated in collaboration with conceptual artist Rachel Ara. It promises to be a fun and wild journey into the brilliantly inventive, sharp humour and gender politics of this significant artist and her extraordinary body of work.
The show will feature hundreds of original works of art, paintings and drawings, made over the last couple of years in a unique and inviting setting styled in the theme of one of the Royal Academy of Arts rooms for Academicians. It should inspire a sense of awe and immersion for the viewer entering the space and the surrealist nature of the work makes it playful and unintimidating.
An American poet living in Jersey, Traci O’Dea has run several poetry workshops and performances for ArtHouse Jersey at Capital House responding to a range of artistic styles and mediums. She is the author of two poetry collections: Waving (Assure Press, 2021) and Restricted Movement (Scotland Street Press, 2021) for which she received a Seed Funding Grant from Arthouse Jersey. The audio book for Restricted Movement was released in November 2022. Her poems appear in the following places: BBC Radio Jersey, Poetry, Poetry Daily, Literary Matters, The Hopkins Review, The Jersey Evening Post, the Goethe Institut, and elsewhere. In 2023, Scotland Street Press will publish Traci O’Dea’s feminist interpretations of Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal.
Drinks will be available for a small donation.
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