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Bringing Art to Life Through Verse: An Ekphrastic Experience

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New West Artists Gallery on 12th

New Westminster, BC

Directions: 12th Street at 8th Avenue.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.

on a main bus route



"Bringing Art to Life Through Verse: An Ekphrastic Experience"

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 7:00-9/9:30 pm

New West Artists Gallery on 12th

A BC Culture Days event

In Partnership with New West Artists and Royal City Literary Arts Society

Featured poets are members of RCLAS and include:

Alan Hill, Poet Laureate, City of New Westminster

Candice James, Poet Laureate Emerita, City of New Westminster.

Alan Girling

Lozan Yamolky

Poets will be asked to visit the NWA Gallery on 12th prior to the event (or pop by for a visit Thurs-Sun 12pm-6pm). They will spend time viewing the art at their leisure and write poetry in response to the art works of their choice. Each of the Featured Poets will be given a 10--15 minute reading slot to share their new works.

There will be an open mic time when poet Stephen Karr and members of the audience will have a chance to read poems relating to the exhibit. The artworks can be viewed at an earlier time that day and there will also be a short break between the readings that could be used for writing.

The program will include a 15-minute musical interlude with a featured musician.


NWA Gallery on 12th Street

Our little shop of arts

watercolours • acrylics • oils • mixed media • photography • jewellery • fabric art • beadwork

Welcome to our new art gallery at:

712C Twelfth Street New Westminster, BC V3M 4J6

(next to Renaissance Books)

Open Thursdays to Sundays • noon to 6 p.m.

Over 20 local artists showcase their work.

Space is available for rental for members and community workshops and meetings.


NWA: New West Artists Society

New West Artists Society (NWA)

inspire • encourage • celebrate • connect • educate • promote.

New West Artists is an inclusive, non-profit society in the Lower Mainland that endeavours to inspire, encourage, and celebrate visual artists through connection, education, and promotion.

New West Artists welcomes visual artists of all levels, from hobby artists to full-time professional veterans, from anywhere.

We have our own art gallery at 712C Twelfth Street in New Westminster where we welcome new exhibitors.

Opening hours: Thursday to Sunday noon to 6 pm.


NWA New West Artists Society