April 1, 2022, Longmont, CO– The Firehouse Art Center Writers and Visual Artists are pleased to present “Exquisite Connections: Month of Poetry”, an exhibition inspired by the connection between the written word and visual art. On view from April 8, 2022 through May 8th, 2022, the exhibition showcases the work of 10 artist/writer pairs. The pairs each decide who will create first, and who will respond. This call and response form of creation often leads to unexpected results, pushing each participant out of their comfort zone similar to that of the exercise Exquisite Corpse. Exquisite corpse (from the original French term cadavre exquis, literally exquisite cadaver), is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence.
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Megan Morgan- Jennifer Lynn McCarthy
Constanze Arenz-Kulkarni- Valerie Szarek
Kathryn Hall- Ulli Ullalii
Elaine Waterman- Riley Ann
Deb Stanger- Deborah Kelly
Joyanna Rose Gittings- Tony Kindelspire
Sydney Schwindt- Lucy Simpson
Ana Balzan- Tyrell Osborn
Neva Hall- Lexie Huffman
Kat Gibbons- Matt Maenpaa
“Hexe” created by Kathy Hall, in response to a written piece by Ulli Ullalii
Sunflowers by Deb Stanger, in response to a poem by Deborah Kelly
Pastel and Sculpted Frog by Neva Hall, in response to a poem written by Lexie Huffman
APRIL POP UP EXHIBIT IN STUDIO 64- KAY KEYES FARRAR
From Neenah, Wisconsin, Kay earned her BA in Fine Art, Art History and English from Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI. Over the last twenty years she has studied with master artists and teaches drawing and painting in her Colorado studio.
Her earliest memories are at the family kitchen table amid the chaos of a big family drawing and painting. She was never without a pencil or brush, and this flowed into her lifelong passion for creativity and teaching. Creativity inspires her and her art expresses the beauty and fragility of nature, celebrating the gift of life.