Poetry and Picas: Celebrating Robert Indiana

Apr 21 to Apr 21
From: 12:00 PM to 04:30 PM
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Poetry and Picas: Celebrating Robert Indiana

Has anyone ever written you a hilarious haiku? How about a silly sonnet, romantic rhyme, clever couplet or loveable limerick?

The Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College will provide poets on-demand to write personalized poems during "Poetry and Picas". Visit one of our eight locations throughout downtown Annapolis between 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. as over 30 professional and amateur poets that included students from St. John’s College and Anne Arundel County Public Schools. St. John’s President Panayiotis Kanelos also will serve as a poet. Each poet will compose poems on vintage typewriters. Poetry sites include:

• The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College
• Annapolis Collection Gallery, 55 West St
• Back Creek Books, 194 Main St
• Banneker-Douglass Museum, 84 Franklin St
• James Brice House, 42 East St
• Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave
• Old Fox Books, 35 Maryland Ave
• Market House, 25 Market Space

Members of the public are encouraged to collect a poem from each site. Participants who complete the “crawl” are welcome to attend a reception from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium lobby.

This Event is Brought to You By Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery/St. John's College

Poetry and Picas: Celebrating Robert Indiana

The Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery, located on the campus of St. John’s College, is a hidden treasure in historic Annapolis. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in 2012 and dedicated to bringing art of world renown to Annapolis since it opened in 1989, the Mitchell Gallery’s modern design won a Citation of Merit from the American Institute of Architects. It attracts over 10,000 visitors a year to its museum-quality exhibits which are of an unusual range and diversity for a gallery of its size. Exhibitions have included works of celebrated artists such as Bruegel, Calder, Rembrandt, Rodin and Motherwell and Johns, exhibitions of unique historical and regional interest such as photography by A. Aubrey Bodine and Marion Warren and The National Craft Show. The Mitchell Gallery serves the community of St. John's and the wider communities of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County as a resource for viewing, discussing, and learning about fine art. Presenting exhibitions of unique historical and regional interest and museum-quality exhibitions that change regularly.  Interpretive programs include lectures, gallery talks, docent tours and children’s programs.