The Painted Word at Meridian Gallery

The Painted Word, on display at Meridian Gallery until July 14th, is an exhibition comprised of over 80 artworks by some of the Bay Area’s foremost poets and writers. This very special exhibition provides a rare glimpse into additional modes of reflection used by these individuals – whether drawing, painting or photography. Anne Trueblood Brodzky, Director of the Gallery, notes “The Meridian Gallery has gathered many works which have never before been exhibited, as well as works in series which are here for the first time being shown in unison. Many of the works date from the 1950s and 60s – an era often called ‘the San Francisco Renaissance’ – during which the city witnessed such a great burst of creative energy. We’re pleased to bring that energy back to the center of San Francisco through our show.”

Featured artists include Lawrence Ferlinghetti, William S. Burroughs, Henry Miller, William Saroyan, and Kenneth Patchen. Many works in the exhibition are for sale through the Gallery, with profits going to support the Gallery’s non-profit art programs for disadvantaged youth.

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Note: This exhibition is NOT at the Beat Museum. It is located at:

Meridian Gallery
535 Powell Street
San Francisco