Larry D. Thomas

12:25 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Inspiration: A Conversation About Poetry, Art and Music with Larry Thomas and Lon Chaffin

Composer Lon Chaffin and Texas Poet Laureate Larry D. Thomas
Credit Leora Zeitlin

The subtle colors, delicate brushwork and subject matter of Georgia O’Keeffe’s painting “From the Faraway, Nearby” inspired Texas Poet Laureate Larry D. Thomas to write a poem that would allow him “to enter the mind of the painter.” His poem was then used by composer and NMSU Music Department Chair Lon Chaffin to compose a choral work that was premiered at the spring concert of the University Singers.

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