Edgar Allan Poe Exhibition
CityArts wants you to experience the visual interpretations of Edgar Allan Poe. Inspired by story, quotes, and passages from his many literary works, the experience will be one to behold. The exhibit runs from November 16 through December 17, 2023. An Artist Opening Reception will be held Third Thursday (November 16, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.), at which the winning artists will be announced. An anonymous donor has made possible a total of $15,000 worth of prize money be awarded to four winning artists!
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Dates of Exhibit: November 16 – December 17, 2023
Artist Opening Reception: Third Thursday November 16, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Community Partner: A special thank you to an anonymous donor, this exhibition will award $15,000 worth of prize money to four winning artists!
Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and of American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country’s earliest practitioners of the short story. He is also considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. The works of Edgar Allan Poe did not become popular successes until after the troubled author’s mysterious death, but his penchant for evoking bizarre and gothic imagery was not lost upon illustrators. Poe’s exploration of all aspects of the human psyche has appealed to modern artists through the present day, including those associated with the Symbolist movement, German Expressionism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism.