POETRY READING in Conjunction with "Poet of the Ordinary: Photographs by Keith Carter"

Thursday, January 15, 5:30 - 7 pm

As heard on Red River Radio: "Red River Radio Spotlight: Poet of the Ordinary - Photographs by Keith Carter" by Bill Beckett, with Dr. David Havird, Ashley Mace Havird, and photographer Stan Carpenter, Jan. 15.

The Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College and the Friends of the Meadows Museum will host a poetry reading and reception in conjunction with the exhibition "Poet of the Ordinary: Photographs by Keith Carter" on Thursday 15 January 2015 from 5:30 to 7 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will feature a reading and book signing by Dr. David Havird, author of Map Home (Texas Review Press, 2013) and Ashley Mace Havird, author of The Garden of the Fugitives (Texas Review Press, 2014, and winner of the X. J. Kennedy Prize), to be followed by an open mike. Sign up for the open mike begins at 5:30 pm. 

Readers are encouraged to visit the exhibition and compose a poem in response to the photographs. 

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Lauded as “a transcendent realist” and “a poet of the ordinary,” internationally acclaimed photographer Keith Carter uses light and chemistry to reveal hidden meanings in the real world. Drawing from the nature of animals, popular culture, folklore, and religion, the more than sixty photographs on display through January 31 explore relationships that are timeless, enigmatic, and mythological.

This exhibition originates from the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University-San Marcos, which houses the world’s largest Keith Carter collection with over twelve hundred images. Exhibition Tour management by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.

This exhibition is sponsored by the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum, and supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council.

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