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HAIKU: Poetry in Art


September 9, 2015 - November 19, 2015

Mon-Fri 8 AM - 6 PM, Saturday 9 AM - 2 PM

Republic Plaza
Lobby and Concourse Levels
370 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

Haiku is a Japanese poem in a 17 syllable verse form, written in three phrasing lines consisting of 5, 7 and then 5 syllables. This distinctive poetry uses language sparingly, contemplatively, and elegantly to convey a sense of nature, a revelation of spirit, or a reference to a moment in everyday life. The art of haiku poetry focuses on simplicity, and the idea that ‘less is more.’

The exhibit, HAIKU: Poetry in Art, features visual art that expresses this idea of simplicity, serenity, and elegance through an artist’s materials and craftsmanship, rather than the poet’s words. The works are contemporary and innovative, and often incorporate the idea of origami, yet convey the sensibility of simplicity found in traditional Japanese arts and haiku poetry.

In addition, HAIKU in 3D is presented as part of the HAIKU exhibition.

Share your own haiku inspired by the featured artwork!
1) Snap a picture of your haiku
2) Upload to Facebook with the hashtag #HAIKUatRepublic
3) Tag Arts Brookfield and Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Featured Artists:
Kellie Cannon
Taiko Chandler
Kim Ferrer
Jane Guthridge
Wopo Holup
Etsuko Ichikawa
Heidi Jung
Jennifer Falck Linssen
Allison Stewart