Create Poetry inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe with your Group

  • About the Artist

    Mary Hall Surface is a playwright, director, teaching artist and museum educator who presents writing workshops through the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Associates and museums nationwide. She is the founding instructor of the NGA’s popular Writing Salon, as featured in The Washington Post. A nine-time Helen Hayes Award nominee, including four for the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play, she received the 2002 Outstanding Director of a Musical for her Perseus Bayou. Her plays have been produced across the US, Europe, Japan, Taiwan and Canada, including eighteen Kennedy Center productions. She is the proud founding artistic director of the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival, where she curated over 600 all-arts performances and events from 2009–2015.

  • Create Poetry inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe with your Group

     Looking for a unique and inspiring hour to offer a group of friends, co-workers, or fellow poetry-lovers?  This 60-minute online interactive experience uses two paintings by the extraordinary artist Georgia O’Keeffe as inspiration for imagining and writing poetry.  Led by teaching artist and museum educator Mary Hall Surface, this workshop is for anyone who enjoys looking closely at art and then responding with patterns of words – poetry! No poetry experience required, just curiosity.  Treat yourself and your group to a unique, restful, contemplative and fun hour. Designed for 2 - 25 participants, ages 16 and up.



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