Interactions at the Gamber Center

Interactions at the Gamber Community Center in Lee’s Summit

gamberpostcard

When art and poetry come together on the walls they interact in a way that transitions images from color and sound — to full illustrations of what it means to live, experience, and in some cases survive.

This is exactly what local artist Elisabeth Spillman Nord and local poet Delaina J. Miller want from their show Interactions. Interactions is not just about the viewer and reader interacting with a piece of art or a poem, though that is vital, Interactions is also about the poet reacting to art, and artist reacting with poetry. Elisabeth and Delaina invite you to their opening reception May 7th at 6:30pm at the Gamber Community Center in Lee’s Summit so you experience firsthand — contemporary art on your tongue and poetry embodied in acrylics.

Elisabeth and Delaina will be thrilled to explain how Interactions came to be and how their pieces connect or disconnect. Since their original collaboration Interactions has exhibited at Got Art Gallery in Lee’s Summit (January 2014). It was at this show that many voiced how they “identify with the emotion and tone of Suburbia Is Killing Me.” At another show at the Wheat Gallery (August 2014,) one of the attendees remarked “by offering the poetry as a side-by-side to the art, I have a better understanding of the artist’s mind.”

Elisabeth notes that Interactions at the Gamber Center offers “quite a few new pieces,” and she is right. The show will be the largest it has ever been, offering even more possibilities for art and poetry lovers to interact with images of the mind and heart.

Interactions is viewable at the Gamber Community Center in Lee’s Summit until July 16th.

Learn more about the artist: elisabethnord.com
Learn more about the Lee’s Summit Art’s Council: http://cityofls.net

 

A Video for A Harmonica’s Verse

Winter always has a reflective affect on me. In fact is probably has that affect on a lot of you too. I find that one subject I love to reflect on is family. As you you do right?

So I wanted to do something special to really put a face and a voice to “A Harmonica’s Verse” so I created this video poem. I hope you enjoy…

If you would like to read the poem click – A Harmonica’s Verse.

 

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – Poet Style

So I was challenged to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Ice Bucket

Here is my response