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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    February 1, 2021 - February 28, 2021 @ Irving Arts Center

    Visit IrvingArtsCenter.com for virtual tours and video content featuring current exhibitions.

    * Artistry and Inspiration: Annual Black History Month Exhibition | Main Gallery | Feb. 6-27 | Opening Reception Feb. 6
    * Steven Foutch: Prints | Dupree Lobby Gallery | Through Feb. 20

    * Natalie Lambert: MFA Thesis Exhibition | Focus Gallery | Feb. 6-March 27

    Open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free to view; advance reservations are recommended. To make a reservation, visit IrvingArtsCenter.com.

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Library Events

  1. NEA Big Read (Online): The Big Write Poetry Contest For All Ages

    February 7, 2021, All Day

    Write a poem with the theme "Ordinary to Extraordinary," focusing on how the simple things can make a big difference. The contest starts Jan. 23, and entries must be submitted by Feb. 12.

    Prizes will be given for each age category:
    Children up to age 10
    Teens age 11 to 16
    Young adults age 17 to 20
    Adults age 21 and above.

    Entries will be judged by theme, originality, and how well the poem blends with the subject matter of this year's NEA Big Read selection "A Small Story About the Sky" by poet Alberto Rios.

    Please visit www.cityofirving.org/library for more information, including contest rules and guidelines, or stop by an Irving Public Library location for an entry form.

    NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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  2. NEA Big Read (Online): Poetry for Everyone Panel Discussion

    February 7, 2021, 7:00 PM @ https://www.facebook.com/irvinglibrary/ https://www.youtube.com/c/irvingpubliclibrary/

    Dr. Sylvia Vardell from TWU, former Texas Poet Laureate Karla K. Morton, Dallas slam poet Joaquin Zihuatanejo, poet Naomi Shihab Nye, and poet Padma Venkatraman discuss poetry from diverse cultures and how to start reading or writing poetry. Patrons may submit questions prior to the panel. This virtual discussion will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube. Teens and adults.

    NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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