Posted: Monday, March 5, 2007

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Installation artists, book artists, writers and poets join “The Shape of Words,” Morlan Gallery’s newest exhibition. A celebration of the written word, “The Shape of Words” opens Wednesday, March 7, and runs through Friday, April 20. Artists in the show are Ben Durham of Midway, Mike Goodlett of Nicholasville, Pam Sexton of Lexington, Edwin Jager of Toronto and Heather Willems of Huntington, Ind.

The exhibition also features five poet and artist pairings. Affrilachian poets Mitchell Douglas, Crystal Good, Bianca Spriggs, Natasha Marin and Frank X Walker will have poems interpreted on the walls of Morlan Gallery by Lexington artists Christine Kuhn, Mark Antonio Galvan Parrish, Sonya Brooks, Robert Morgan and Darryl Davis, respectively.

Celebrate National Poetry Month on Monday, April 9, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the gallery by attending “The Shape of Words” poetry reading featuring Mitchell Douglas, Nikky Finney, Asha French, Jude McPherson, Frank X Walker and Hao Wang.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Morlan Gallery is open weekdays, noon to 5 p.m., and by special appointment. The gallery is closed for Transylvania’s spring break, March 12-16, except by special appointment. The gallery is a stop on the Lexington Gallery Hop Friday, April 20, from 5-8 p.m.

For more information, contact the public relations office at (859) 233-8120 or Andrea Fisher, director of Morlan Gallery, at (859) 233-8142. More information about Morlan Gallery is available at www.transy.edu/morlan.