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Saturday, April 7, 2012

As the Poet Paints: E. Jean Lanyon

Exhibition of watercolors and poetry
Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 29
We had the pleasure of attending the opening reception last night, First Friday in Dover, for the exhibition "As the Poet Paints" featuring the literary and visual artworks of 1979-2001 Delaware Poet Laureate E. Jean Lanyon who said:

“As a Fine Artist I paint what I cannot write, and I write what I cannot paint.”

Watercolor painting by E. Jean Lanyon.
and A bit of her Poetry:

there are passages of my life
that require silences.
require a soft white space,
soothing the part of my brain
that makes words sing,
or cry, or shout, or whisper.
 Bigg's website says of the exhibition: "The dual nature of this artist’s personal expression will take form in a comprehensive exhibition of her artistic career in Delaware." 

The reception featured a reading from the artist, E. Jean Lanyon. Everyone in the room was mesmerized by her poetry and begged for more and more poems! She generously agreed.

I highly recommend your stopping by the Biggs to enjoy the work of this highly respected Delaware artist, whose poems and paintings grace the walls.

Biggs Museum of American Art is open Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sunday: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and is located at 406 Federal Street, Dover.

The Biggs Museum of American Art is free—for everyone, every day! 
For further information call (302) 674-2111 or visit their website.

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