VISUAL ART AND SPEAKING WORD EXHIBIT

“A great night of creative sharing between poets, artists and their viewing and listening public. It was wonderful to see the engaged viewers, reading and then perusing the art from top to toe, thinking of how the two creative minds envisioned different things. Several poems were read, but that is only a taste of what is to come! All of the poems will be read at a follow-up event to be held at the Avenue 209 Coffee House. It was a pleasure to pull this exhibit together with the help of Jared Conti working on the poetry end of the equation!” Carol Cillo

 Poet and poetry organizer, Jared Conti, read his poem “Alice, In Her Shoes” as shown to the right as a piece of artwork, created by Sarah Smeltz

Poet and poetry organizer, Jared Conti, read his poem “Alice, In Her Shoes” as shown to the right as a piece of artwork, created by Sarah Smeltz

 Rita Bower and Marianne Olivo.

Rita Bower and Marianne Olivo.

 Poets described their process of viewing the art and creating the poem.

Poets described their process of viewing the art and creating the poem.

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 Pres. Carol Ann Simon Cillo reading her poem about Jackie Thomas’ “Two White Monkeys”

Pres. Carol Ann Simon Cillo reading her poem about Jackie Thomas’ “Two White Monkeys”

 Steve Bower and Steve Getz in deep discussion!

Steve Bower and Steve Getz in deep discussion!

 Photographer, Bruce Wallace, contemplating the work of Jackie Thomas!

Photographer, Bruce Wallace, contemplating the work of Jackie Thomas!

Thanks to board member, Fred Bucheit, for taking photos!

List of participants:

ARTISTS:

Joe Bitner

Rita Bower

Carol Ann Simon Cillo

Karen Elias

Ann Marie Furdock

Steve Getz

Cameron Goodworth

Marianne Olivo

Sarah Smeltz

Dave Stabley

Deborah Stabley

Jackie Thomas

Bruce Wallace

 

POETS:

Tiffany M. Bernard

Carol Ann Simon Cillo

Jim Colbert

Jared A. Conti

Karen Elias

Austin Gscheidle 

Marjorie Maddox Hafer

Keith Zyair Meredith

Austin Miller

Ryan Douglas Rose

Emily Smith-Heywood

Charley Springer

Gina Marie Thompson