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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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 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.