Friday, April 29, 2011

2011 VAST/DPA Merging Visions Exhibition Dallas

April 1 – May 13, 2011

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Denton Poets’ Assembly and the Visual Arts Society of Texas, in conjunction with the City of Denton public libraries, coordinated the 4th annual collaborative “Merging Visions” exhibition.  This year, the exhibit is being held in all three branches of the Denton Public Libraries: North, South, and Emily Fowler Central. 20 poets and 38 VAST artists contributed work for this exhibit.  The exhibition is free and open to the public.

All poems and artwork are originals created by members of the two groups. Some of the poems are created with the artwork as inspiration, and some are inspirations for the artwork. The pairings will be displayed mounted on the walls of the libraries, available to view during the libraries' open hours.

Images of all art and poetry were captured in a publication, "Collections I," available at no cost at each of the three libraries. This publication was made possible by a grant to VAST from the Denton Benefit League.

This year’s exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Debra Davis, founding member of DPA.

A tribute by karla k. morton, 2010 Texas Poet Laureate, is included in the publication.

For more information, visit or contact Lynne Cox, VAST Executive Director, at

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