Turning Words into Art and Art into Words

Arts Escape is now accepting registrations for a one-session class, Turning Words into Art and Art into Words, held in March at their location in Southbury.

On Friday, March 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., enjoy a stress-free fun session of writing and painting! Ekphrastic writing--a piece of writing penned in response to a piece of art--and impressionist painting will be explored and intertwined to inspire and challenge your creative self.

You’ll be led via guided prompts and demonstrations courtesy of instructors Betsy Rogers-Knox and Nancy McMillan. All levels are welcome and no experience is required. Learn more and sign-up here

Nancy McMillan of Bethlehem is the award-winning author of March Farm: Season by Season on a Connecticut Family Farm. Her essay “For the Love of Linen” (CT Lit Anthology 2020) was a Pushcart Prize nominee. Litchfield Magazine publishes her feature stories, one of which won first place in the CT Press Club 2022 Contest. Her work has also appeared in Pangyrus, The Sunlight Press, and Edible Nutmeg, and her reviews have run in Connecticut newspapers.

Betsy Rogers-Knox received a Certificate in Botanical Illustration from the New York Botanical Garden in 2006 and has been illustrating plants ever since. Betsy’s work has been shown widely in the U.S. and was exhibited in London at the Royal Horticultural Botanical Art Exhibition 2016 where she was awarded the prestigious Silver Gilt Award. Find more at https://www.rogersknoxart.com/.

Submitted by Southbury, CT

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