Artist Wei-Ting Chuang

Artist Wei-Ting Chuang demonstrating calligraphy.

“Art and Wine Intertwined” at the Bankhead Theater on Jan. 4 will feature art, live music and wine tastings from Livermore Valley wineries. The event from 1:30-3:30 p.m. marks the close of the current exhibit “Worth a Thousand Words” where original works of art have been combined with poetry inspired by the artist’s vision. A poetry walk will include a special tour featuring the poets who contributed to the exhibit reading their poems aloud in front of their chosen art.

Three dimensional works made from book covers, book spines and pages from books creating statements on current events by the artists Rae Trijillo and Lorraine Crowder will encourage viewers to create their own word play in an interactive “Unity Tree” created by Xiaojie Zheng.

Guest artist Wei-Ting Chuang will be revealing another angle of art and the written word through the ancient art of calligraphy.

In the Founder’s room a special focus on poetry curated by Livermore’s Poet Laureate Cynthia Patton will introduce the winners of Livermore’s Teen Poet of the Month competition.

Admission is free with wine tastings at $2 each or 3 for $5. Light appetizers will be available.