The Light Ekphrastic is a quarterly online ekphrasis journal that has paired writers and visual artists of all types to create new pieces based on previous work since November 2009. Many contributors are from the Baltimore-D.C. area, but others come from as far away as Canada, Australia and Germany.
The Light Ephrastic paired with LED Baltimore in March 2015 to curate The Baltimore Ekphrasis Project, through which we paired 66 artists and writers from the Baltimore area to create new work that was displayed on the LED Art Board next to Penn Station, as well as in a special online issue of TLE. A reading/pop-up art show was held at UB, with more than 100 guests in attendance.
Photos below attempt to show how this process works, but it's much better to visit the real thing at http://www.thelightekphrastic.com.
We held our very first show of pairings of art and writing at the David Mikow Gallery in Catonsville in February 2013, and again at the same location in February 2014, both times bringing together artists and writers who had previously only met online to discuss their processes in responding to each others' work.