February 27 Framing the Flame: Art That Ignites
Program begins at 6:30 PM; cash bar opens at 5 PM

In partnership with the Nebraska Writers Collective (NWC), Joslyn is pleased to welcome Matt Mason, Ryan Boyland, Gina Keplinger, Fernando Montejano, and Traci Schacht—notable writers and members of NWC who will each present a unique piece of poetry or prose in response to a work of art in the special exhibition, Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Photography. Framing the Flame is a 60-minute gallery walkthrough designed to shed light on the ekphrastic experience and visual art's ability to inspire and engage other artists.

MATT MASON is the Nebraska State Poet and Executive Director of the Nebraska Writers Collective. He runs poetry programming for the State Department, working in Nepal, Romania, Botswana and Belarus. Mason is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize for his poem “Notes For My Daughter Against Chasing Storms” and his work can be found in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry. The author of Things We Don’t Know We Don’t Know (The Backwaters Press, 2006) and The Baby That Ate Cincinnati (Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2013), Matt is based out of Omaha with his wife, the poet Sarah McKinstry-Brown, and daughters Sophia and Lucia.


This program is FREE for members; special Thursday evening ticket pricing $5 for general public adults. Space is limited and advanced registration is encouraged. Tickets will be issued to walk-ins as space permits. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

For more information, please contact Joslyn's Director of Adult Programs at (402) 661-3862 or sseverson@joslyn.org.