Poets, artists share ‘Visions’

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Visual Arts society of Texas
This painting was paired with the poem “Mom’s Comforting Words” by Richard Weatherly in this year’s “Emerging Visions.” “Mommy & Me,” 24 inches by 30 inches is acrylic on canvas by Mary Maher. The exhibition couples local poetry with local art in the Denton libraries through April.

Annual exhibit fills library walls with verse, color

Two local groups bring words and images together in an annual exhibit that will be in Denton libraries throughout the month.

“Merging Visions” is a joint project of the Denton Poets Assembly and the Denton-based Visual Arts Society of Texas. The two groups stage the show each spring. Works of art by society members are paired with poems by the assembly members. Poets will occasionally write a poem inspired by one of the pieces they see, and other couplings are the result of coincidentally shared mood, color or subject matter.

The project started as an observance of National Poetry Month, but has become a yearly show that members of both groups look forward two, officials have said.

— Lucinda Breeding



Mother’s words calm a troubled child,

bringing peace from a nightmare’s terror.

Words of hope and joy endure,

like waters flowing from a mountain stream;

where child can hope and child can dream.

A whisper, a laugh, a tease or a cheer,

moments remembered, so cherished – so dear.

— Richard L. Weatherly



Who: Denton Poets Assembly & Visual Arts Society of Texas

What: an exhibit of paired poems and art

Where: Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland; North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St.; South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Ln.

When: through May 18.

Library Hours:

Emily Fowler Central Library

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday

1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday

North Branch Library

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday

1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday

South Branch Library

noon to 9 p.m. on Monday

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdaym Thursday, Friday and Saturday

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday

1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday


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