Dianne Oberhansly: Fusion – Combining Text and Image
September 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
NOTE: $20 fee to be collected day of program to cover cost of supplies. Limited to 20 participants. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space.
When words and images are coupled, their respective powers complement and grow, becoming a new art form, oftentimes greater than its parts. In this Fusion hands-on, we will discuss and experiment with several approaches to combining word and text: graffiti and illuminated words, the erasure poem, envelope messages, collage, and haiga (Japanese art combining image and haiku). Neither artistic nor writing experience is required—only a spirit of discovery and playfulness.
Dianne Oberhansly is a writer whose latest book is “The Madonna of Starbucks: Stories, Poems and Essays Around Food.” Her collection of stories, “A Brief History of Male Nudes in America,” won the Flannery O’Connor Award. She has an MFA in Creative Writing and has taught widely. Her latest ventures find her exploring words in their most elemental forms, including images and sounds. She lives in Boulder, Utah where she is a hiker, slow food enthusiast, and an Arts supporter/educator.