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PII Gallery and Dave Worrell Seeking Poets and Writers

From Dave Worrell


The Philadelphia International Institute gallery (PII) in Old City, Philadelphia, (242 Race StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19106) is looking for poets and creative writers of all kinds to take part in its August 7 First Friday opening event. The gallery show will feature abstract paintings — so if you have poems or prose pieces that are a little bit out there (or a lot), we want you.  This is your chance to let that wild side off the leash for a while — more or less within the limits of the law, of course. No need to write anything specifically for the occasion — just bring your most imaginative stuff.

We anticipate a sizable crowd so we may not be able to give folks more than a minute or two — sort of fast-moving tag-team marathon concept. Sometime in July, you will be able to see some of the paintings on the PII website. http://www.piigallery.com/

Dave WorrellTo get booked for this event please contact me by the end of June so we can you include your name in the publicity materials. daveworrell13@yahoo.com


Art: Surrealism from Art Museum’s collection

There is no better time to visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art

soft construction by Dali

An article from Philly.com


Maria Keane Exhibit at Wilimington Drama League

Poet/Artist Maria Keane will have an art exhibit prior to the play from April 26th thru May 5th at The Wilmington Drams League.  http://wilmingtondramaleague.org/romeo-and-juliet/ You can read the poetry of Maria Keane in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12AW/MariaKeane.html

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Saporoso by Jennifer Barone Book Release Party

Saporoso “poems of Italian food and love” by Jennifer Barone with drawings by Lam Khong
Book release party and art exhibit 

“Saporoso, poems of Italian food & love” – a new collection of poetry by Jennifer Barone with drawings by Lam Khong – reads like a robust Italian dinner menu and explores the sensual nature of Italian culture and history, mythology, family, sex and love through Italian food. Original drawings will be on exhibit along with live music, readings by the author and special guest poets:

FRIDAY OCTOBER 19th, 2012 from 7-10pm (reading at 8pm) – Artist reception & book release party:
• Poetry reading with Jennifer Barone & special guests at 8:00pm
• Live music with Ron Borelli on accordion and Nova Jazz

SATURDAY OCTOBER 20th, 2012 from 7-10pm (reading at 8pm) – Book Release Party continues:
• Poetry reading with Jennifer Barone & special guests at 8:00pm
• Live music with Nova Jazz and Steven Gray on guitar

at Live Worms Gallery
1345 Grant Ave, San Francisco, California 94133
Visit www.thewordparty.com for more info.

The Poetry and Art of Ellen Peckham at Dalet Gallery March 2nd through April 14th

Where: Dalet Gallery, 141 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

From March 2nd through April 14th The Dalet Gallery will dedicate its space to the many aspects of Ellen Peckham’s  work — not only prints (the dark, mystical ones containing dark poems and the colorful abstract ones that support haiku) but also collages, constructions and some quirky items of wearable art.

And if that were not challenging enough to any curator the poems, often integral to the visual work, will be featured in a reading and performance of them in musical settings by Gerald Busby. A rather a-typical “catalog” that includes information on the history and impetus of the various works from sketches and notes to finished pieces, is available and includes a CD of the music. The exhibition, book and CD are together called Continuum: the Art of Ellen Peckham for the attempt the artist has made to lead the view/reader through the history, the development of the pieces on view over, often, decades.

Irena Gobernik, Director of Dalet, describes the Gallery’s concept for the exhibit from her first visit to my studio here in New York. “At first Ellen’s environment seems distinct from the works, varied as they are in themselves. Her loft is intense with her own art (finished and in process) and that of friends. Here papier mâché sculptures co-exist with Latin American retables, Tibetian horns hang above shelves of books, glass, china, Asian and European objects large and small. Nothing vanishes in this place.”

“But moving from one work to another we realize the unity of the aesthetic. And realize we want to show Ellen Peckham’s art not as separate, perfectly performed works nor as a series united by technique or period of creation but as the record of the life of an amazing, adventurous and multi-talented person who has shrugged off being limited in expectations, styles or media.”

The reading/premier of the music is scheduled for Saturday, March 24th at 4PM.

Ellen Peckham in The Fox Chase Review: 2008 AW ; 2010 WS

Ellen Peckham’s website http://www.ellenpeckham.com/Initial.php

Dalet website http://www.daletart.com/index.shtml?e_id=35