Ekphrasis Exhibition 2024

Lamorinda Arts Council (LAC), Lamorinda Arts Alliance (LAA), and California Writers Club, Mt. Diablo (CWC) proudly present...

Ekphrasis Exhibition 2024
April 29 - June 28, 2024

Click here to view the Ekphrasis 2024 Slide Presentation!

Ekphrasis is a Greek word defined as writing that describes, explains, or is inspired by another art form, a literary device that began with Plato and Aristotle. The result is an exhibition of fine artworks that inspired literary works which will be on display to be enjoyed by the public, fellow art, and literary enthusiasts, and collectors.

When the arts intertwine, beautiful things happen. Humans express essential experiences through words and images. These creative verbal responses to creative visual images inspire us in profound ways. We invite you to immerse yourself in the inspired works of over 90 talented visual artists and authors. This exhibit showcases a diverse range of literary expressions including prose/flash in fiction, non-fiction, memoir, essay, and poetry. The visual artwork exhibits pieces in mixed media, glasswork, sculpture, paintings, photography, and porcelain. Enjoy the limitless creativity found within the human spirit. Join us!

Gallery Location + Hours

Exphrasis exhibits at the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library located at 26 Orinda Way, Orinda.

Library Gallery Hours: Mon – Thu, 10 am – 8 pm; Fri/ Sat, 10 am – 6 pm. Closed Sundays. For library information call 925.254.2184 or visit ccclib.org.

Our online galleries are always open for viewing and purchasing art.

Ekphrasis Exhibition Online Gallery

To view the current online exhibit, click here.

More about our Ekphrasis Collaborators...


Lamorinda Arts Alliance is an organization of local artists and friends who reside or work in the area. Its purpose is to provide coordination, education, and service to promote and increase knowledge, appreciation, and practice of the arts, and to enhance the cultural development of Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, and the surrounding communities. The group seeks to foster a better understanding of art within the community and encourage the exchange of ideas for the mutual benefit of all members through its programs, exhibits, and other activities within the community. laa4art.org

California Writers Club, Mt. Diablo is one of over twenty branches of the California Writers Club (CWC), a statewide, nonprofit organization. We are one of the oldest and largest writers’ clubs in America, with a proud heritage going back to our founding in 1909. We are dedicated to educating members and the public, via speakers, workshops, and special programs, in the art and craft of writing, publishing, and marketing their works. In addition, the Mt. Diablo Branch is proud to encourage young writers in our community through our annual county-wide, middle school writing contest. cwcmtdiablo.org

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