Ekphrastic

The FAN exhibition Ekphrastic opened at the LaConner Quilt and Textile Museum in LaConner, Washington in October 2016. Ekphrastic, a travelling exhibition, was shown at various venues until December 2019.

The word 'Ekphrasis' means a rhetorical device whereby one medium of art is created to relate to another medium of art. Usually Ekphrastic poetry is created to respond to a piece of art.

FAN put a distinctive spin on this process by inviting twelve well known Canadian poets to contribute a poem of their choosing. Each of the twelve poems was interpreted by four FAN members in a wide range of styles.

The Ekphrastic exhibition is a unique showcase of the collective talents of Canadian poets and fibre artists.

Artwork from Ekphrastic

ELEGY
By Carla Funk

ELEGY: Remains
By Debbie Caseburg Tyson



ELEGY: Ode to Elegy
By Robin Fischer

ELEGY: Remembering
By Margie Davidson



ELEGY: Woodsmoke & Whiskey
By Marcy Horswill

FOIL
By Alice Major



FOIL: Fleeting Splendour
By Judith Panson

FOIL: Foil of Leaves
By Sharon Rubuliak



FOIL: September's Gold
By Leah Gravells

FOIL: Time is Called
By Sara Judith



HOPE STONE
By Joanna Lilley

HOPE STONE: A Rose for Mom
By Vivian Kapusta



HOPE STONE: Finding Hope
By Beth Flemington

HOPE STONE: Hoping
By Pippa Moore



HOPE STONE: Solitude
By Donna Stockdale

MAGICAL THINKING
By Ronnie R. Brown



MAGICAL THINKING: Magical Fairyland
By Carol Seeley

MAGICAL THINKING: Magical Thinking
By Leslie Forbes



MAGICAL THINKING: Magical Thinking Woman
By Krista Zeghers

MAGICAL THINKING: Winter Sprites
By Joyce Brown



OCTOBER
By Jennifer Still

OCTOBER: October
By Victoria Gray



OCTOBER: October
By Marianne Parsons

OCTOBER: October - Abandoned
By Janet Harper



OCTOBER: October's Fragile Beauty
By Terry Phillips

POEM ON THE POEM ON THE STAIRS for Shannon Bramer
By Chandra Mayor



POEM ON THE POEM ON THE STAIRS: Poem on the Stairs
By Dianne Firth

POEM ON THE POEM ON THE STAIRS: Remembering Our Stories
By Karen Johnson



POEM ON THE POEM ON THE STAIRS: Still Beautiful, Quilt on a Quilt for Shannon and Chandra
By Yvonne Bilan-Wallace

raven
By Anonymous



RAVEN: Crossroads
By Judy Weiss

RAVEN: The Call For Redemption
By Alison Dean Cowitz



RAVEN: THE RAVEN
By Cathie King

RAVEN: The Road to Lonely
By Jan Clark



SEASONAL AFFECT
By Lydia Kwa

SEASONAL AFFECT: In Praise of Shadows
By Judy Leslie



SEASONAL AFFECT: Mindful Shadows
By Gloria S. Daly

SEASONAL AFFECT: Seasonal Affect
By Donna-Fay Digance



SEASONAL AFFECT: Winter Blues
By Diana Bartelings

THE MOMENT I KNEW I'D NEVER LEAVE
By Lorna Crozier



THE MOMENT I KNEW I'D NEVER LEAVE: A Moment In Time
By Judi MacLeod

THE MOMENT I KNEW I'D NEVER LEAVE: Connection
By Linda MacKay



THE MOMENT I KNEW I'D NEVER LEAVE: The Edge of the Pond
By Terry Aske

THE MOMENT I KNEW I'D NEVER LEAVE: The Moment
By Mary Sullivan Holdgrafer



TURN, TURN, TURN
By Tracy Hamon

TURN, TURN, TURN: My Turn
By Jaynie Himsl



TURN, TURN, TURN: There is a Season
By Katie Stein Sather

TURN, TURN, TURN: Turn, Turn, Turn
By Holly Hildebrand



TURN,TURN,TURN: Lisa
By Willy Carleton

WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE
By Kimmy Beach



WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE: Café Life
By Jenny Perry

WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE: Santorini Sunset
By Thelma Newbury



WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE: The Promise
By Diane Duncan

WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE: Through the Camera the Sun Sets
By Anne de Verteuil



WINTER DEER
By Tanis MacDonald

WINTER DEER: Pink Woods
By Janet Bednarczyk



WINTER DEER: Visitors at Dawn
By Mary Wilton

WINTER DEER: Walk in the Park
By Dawn Piasta



WINTER DEER: Winter Deer
By Susan Selby


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