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April 2014

Bernard Duffy’s “Navajo Missionary”, which won first place, was the inspiration for an Ekphrasis poem performed during the event.

Poetry Meets Artwork in Hartford

Hartford Coordinator Nancy Shapiro explained that an Ekphrasis poem is one that is written about and inspired by a visual theme; usually a painting, a drawing, a photograph, or a sculpture. This year’s NAP show once again included readings of Ekphrasis poems written by the Free Poets Collective about each of the first place winners and the Best of Show. The poems made for a wonderful blend of visual and verbal imagery at the Hartford NAP this year.
 

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NAP artwork on display in Portland City Hall marks the start of Spring for employees and visitors alike.

Portland, Maine Celebrates the Start of Spring, finally...

With people all across the country looking forward to the end of winter, the City of Portland got their first sign of spring with the opening of their Eighth Annual NAP exhibit on March 7th.
 

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The State of Delaware NAP exhibit hanging in the Delaware State University Arts Center/Gallery.

Delaware Does It Again!

The State of Delaware’s Third Annual National Arts Program® Exhibit opened on February 24th and included works from 263 employees and their family members.  This amazing collection of works was displayed in the Delaware State University Arts Center/Gallery from February 24th through March 17th.
 

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Building an art collection while shopping local

Art as therapy: Painter Amanda Russel shares her skills, history at Providence Portland Medical Center

Look Up! All Signs Point to Art

Ian Brown
Ian Brown, NAP Best of Show Winner

Ian Brown, age 10, of Greenville, N.C., is the first and youngest “Youth” artist to win Best in Show in the 11 years of the National Arts Program® competition in the City of Raleigh and Wake County (N.C.). He is the nephew of a Wake County Public Libraries employee.

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Raleigh / Wake County

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Ian Brown - St. John’s Divine
Artist, Ian Brown

St. John’s Divine