Centuries of Art @ Your Library • Art & Literature: Finding Essential Meaning

Series: Centuries of Art@Your Library

The relationship between visual artists and writers has a long, rich and varied history. In this presentation, Richmond artist Kris Iden will discuss how writers such as Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens and Gertrude Stein have influenced her own work and served as a catalyst for other artists including Robert Motherwell and David Hockney among others.

Kris Iden is a Virginia artist who has exhibited widely throughout her home state with numerous solo and group exhibitions. Her work has also been included in exhibitions in Canada, Chicago, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Peru and Poland. She has been a residency fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Denkmalschmiede Höfgen, Germany. She is a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship recipient. Kris holds an MFA in printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Post Graduate Professional Teaching Licensure in Visual Arts for PreK-12. Currently she is teaching onsite studio arts programs for Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

In its 11th season, Centuries of Art @ Your Library is a partnership between This Century Art Gallery, Williamsburg Regional Library and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA).  These programs have been organized by VMFA Statewide, and are supported by the Paul Mellon Endowment.


Room: Theatre