The Clark County Arts Commission invites you to “Connections: Visual Art for the Benefit of the Written Word,” featuring artists Rebecca Anstine and Barbara AW Wright, at the Sixth Floor Gallery of the Public Service Center. Learn about poetry programs such as classes, workshops, lectures, and readings, open mic nights, Poetry Moves, and Poetry in the Shops.
The event begins with an art sale starting at 3 p.m. on First Friday, Dec. 4, followed by a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 with live music, light refreshments, and discussions about poetry-inspired projects. Christopher Luna will formally accept the Arts Commission’s invitation to extend his post as Clark County’s Poet Laureate through 2016.
Proceeds from gallery art sales and art objects crafted by local artists will go to support literary arts programs across the county. Entertainment will be provided by public school arts students, courtesy of the Arts Commission’s Spotlight on Young Performing Artists program. Art will be on display throughout the month of December at the Sixth Floor Gallery in the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin in downtown Vancouver.