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West Hartford Poet Laureate Will Give Art Talk at Golden Thread Gallery

Christine Beck has been named West Hartford's Poet Laureate. Submitted photo

West Hartford Poet Laureate Christine Beck will present the ‘Tree of Life’ exhibit’s Art Talk on Thursday in West Hartford.

Christine Beck has been named West Hartford's Poet Laureate. Submitted photo

West Hartford Poet Laureate Christine Beck will give an Art Talk at the Golden Thread Gallery. (We-Ha.com file photo)

Submitted by Tricia Haggerty Wenz, Golden Thread Gallery

As part of our season of “art inspiring art,” The Golden Thread Gallery is pleased to announce West Hartford Poet Laureate will present our Tree of Life Exhibit Art Talk “Beneath the Threads: Finding your Spirit Through Poetry” on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m. The event cost is a $10.00 suggested donation and is free to all of our members.

Beck has an MFA in Creative Writing (2013) from Southern Connecticut State University and is a co- president of the Connecticut Poetry Society.  She is also the president and founder of the Greater New Haven Chapter of the Connecticut Poetry Society.

BEck will talk about her life journey that led to her becoming a poet and the connection between the visual arts and the spoken word. Her talk is part of our larger goal to encourage poets to write poetry based on the artwork in our current exhibit “Tree of Life.”

We welcome all ages and groups to come and be inspired and share your work with us. All poems will be included in a catalog that will be displayed with our exhibit and we will be choosing two poets to read their work at our closing event on Jan. 9, 2016, at 7 p.m.

The Golden Thread Gallery, with the mission of connecting the human spirit through the arts, began presenting meaningful work in 2013. The Golden Thread Gallery exhibits professional and emerging artists from various backgrounds and welcomes all mediums, all cultures and religions. By displaying a collection of various perspectives on a common theme, we reveal how art can creatively illustrate the diversity of the human condition. Our name, The Golden Thread, represents the invisible, underlying connection that weaves together the spirit of humanity – through the arts. To date we have had over 400 artists from all over the world exhibit their work at the gallery.

The Golden Thread gallery has recently expanded their work to create meaningful public art projects that improve the quality of community life, encourage neighborhood engagement, and better define place-based identity and culture. The Golden Thread has completed three successful community art projects in Hartford. Through this work they provide many opportunities for a broad and inclusive group of people to experience and engage with art in the community.

The gallery is located at 303 Tunxis Rd. in West Hartford, Connecticut. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with gallery office hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For more information regarding our Art Talk and the Golden Thread Gallery contact: [email protected], www.goldenthreadgallery.org or 860-760-9766.

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