|Jen Mandeville of Seymour reads a poem. Photo by Patricia Villers|
The Valley Arts Council's first poetry reading was a big success. The event drew more than 40 people to the Gallery@37, at 37 Elizabeth St., Derby, on a Saturday evening in May.
My husband and I enjoyed hearing the poets' creativity, and marveled at their courage to get up in front of a crowd and bare some raw emotions.
|Arts council member Norma Jean Moore of Seymour reads her work.|
|New Haven artist and arts council member Floatin' Fred injects humor into his presentation.|
Photos by Steve DiRienzo
Gallery@37 administrator BillieJo Scharfenberg and council president Rich DiCarlo said the poetry reading was just the first in a series of similar offerings at the gallery, all designed to bring art to the community.
Editor's note: Photos posted above were previously published on the New Haven Register's View from the Valley blog.