January 18 Joslyn Around Town
Art and Verse at Joslyn Castle
6:30 pm (cash bar @ 6 pm)

Free to Museum and Castle members; $10 general public. Space is limited; advanced registration recommended (below); walk-ins welcome if space permits. Joslyn Castle is located at 3902 Davenport Street.
Questions? Contact Karla Lechtenberger, Education Programs Coordinator, at (402) 661-3846 or kl@joslyn.org.

Canceled due to weather forecast. Rescheduled date Tuesday, February 21.

Meet up with friends, Joslyn Art Museum curators, and Nebraska Writers Collective poets for a touch of art and verse at Joslyn Castle. We will gather every other month, through May, for an art talk/poetry pairing that explores a work from the Museum’s collection that has been selected by the public. Cast a vote on social media or the web, then show up to discover the crowdsourced pick, hear a curator’s take on the work, and experience a poet’s performance of an original piece inspired by it. Art and poetry amid exquisite architecture . . . perfectly lyrical!

Wednesday, January 18, 6:30 pm (cash bar @ 6 pm)
Which work will Annika K. Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Curator of Native American Art, and poet Fernando Antonio Montejano explore? One of these three paintings will inspire the  program: Raymond Jonson's Composition Five—The Wind, Allan Houser's Peaceful Serenity, or Rick E. Bartow's Mask of Gratitude (shown below, left to right)?

Public voting has ended for this program and the chosen work is Composition Five—The Wind, below left.




Meet the January Poet

Fernando Antonio Montejano is a Mexican American writer, author, storyteller, and poet, in addition to being a public speaker, event host, and radio personality. He can be heard on KVNO Classical 90.7 on Saturday mornings. As a Holland Community Opera Fellow, Montejano writes and presents prelude talks for Opera Omaha’s season productions, and is the host of their outdoor concert series, Opera To-Go. He is on the Nebraska Arts Council artist roster and the Benson Theatre programming board for spoken word.








Art and Verse at Joslyn Castle is a Joslyn Around Town program.