Friday’s reception for “Drawn to the Earth” was a coming together of about 100 art and poetry lovers. Stan Brunn and I were both pleased with the turn-out, and how well received the concept of geopoetry and art flowing together. He read several poems, including “Rivers and Roots”, which you may read in an earlier post – last year’s Earth Day, as a matter of fact. Please join us Saturday, April 16 from 12:30-2 pm at MS Rezny Studio/Gallery when Stan will talk about his forthcoming book, “The Changing World Language Map”. Thanks to Melissa Hall for the beautiful photographs she took during the reception.

Stan Brunn looking at "Blue Planet Closeup, River Ocean", photo credit Melissa Hall

Stan Brunn looking at “Blue Planet Closeup, River Ocean”, photo credit Melissa Hall

Stan Brunn and myself, photo credit Melissa Hall

Stan Brunn and myself, photo credit Melissa Hall

Stan Brunn's "Living Heritage Geographies" and "At first I thought it was the Earth, now I know it's the Universe", photo credit Melissa Hall

Stan Brunn’s “Living Heritage Geographies” and “At first I thought it was the Earth, now I know it’s the Universe”, photo credit Melissa Hall

Stan's wife Natalia looking at the "Let Us Do Our Best, Even If It Gets Us Nowhere", photo credit Melissa Hall

Stan’s wife Natalia looking at the “Let Us Do Our Best, Even If It Gets Us Nowhere”, photo credit Melissa Hall

Michelle Hayden and son enjoy looking at the community journal, photo credit Melissa Hall

Michelle Hayden and son enjoy looking at the community journal, photo credit Melissa Hall

Michelle Hayden, an encaustics artist I admire said; “I had the privilege of attending this wonderful opening, and was so pleased to experience the interplay of the profound poetry written by Stanley Brunn, so carefully placed between the rich artwork of Kathleen. The relationship between the two art forms was really stunning, and added much depth and reflection. I hope many more can come out and see this wonderful show… Beautiful collaboration, Kathleen and Stan! And lovely photographs, as always, Melissa! Another powerful exhibit at MS Rezny!”

Stan Brunn's "Shadows" and "Coming Together", photo credit Melissa Hall

Stan Brunn’s “Shadows” and “Coming Together”, photo credit Melissa Hall

Art lovers, photo credit Melissa Hall

Art lovers, photo credit Melissa Hall

Jan Durham and others enjoy looking at the community journal, photo credit Melissa Hall

Jan Durham and others enjoy looking at the community journal, photo credit Melissa Hall

I am very excited about how many people have added their art and words to the community journal, responding to the question, “Where on earth are YOU?” Please stop in and add to it. I’ll be creating a PDF to send you after the exhibit.

Elsie Harris looking at "Walls and Gates", photo credit Melissa Hall

Elsie Harris looking at “Walls and Gates”, photo credit Melissa Hall

 

 

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