New exhibitions at the Firehouse Art Center

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April 1, 2022, Longmont, CO– The writers and visual artists of the Firehouse Art Center are pleased to present “Exquisite Connections: Month of Poetry”, an exhibition inspired by the connection between the written word and visual art. Presented from April 8, 2022 to May 8, 2022, the exhibition presents the work of 10 artist/writer couples. The pairs decide who create first, and who will respond. This form of call-and-response creation often leads to unexpected results, pushing each participant out of their comfort zone similar to that of the Exquisite Corpse exercise. Cadavre exquis (from the original French term cadaver exquis, literally cadaver exquis), is a method by which a collection of words or images are collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence.

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ARTIST/WRITER COUPLES

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

PICTURES:

“Hexe” created by Kathy Hall, in response to a play written 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 EXHIBITION AT STUDIO 64 – KAY KEYES FARRAR

From Neenah, Wisconsin, Kay earned her BFA in Fine Arts, Art History, and English from Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI. For the past twenty years she has studied with master artists and teaches drawing and painting in her Colorado studio.

His earliest memories are at the family kitchen table amidst the chaos of a large family drawing and painting. She was never without a pencil or brush, and this contributed to 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.

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