Interactions at the Gamber Center

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Interactions at the Gamber Community Center in Lee’s Summit


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.

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A Video for A Harmonica’s Verse

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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

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

Ice Bucket

Here is my response

First Friday – Interactions

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Enjoy First Friday tonight! Visit Wheat Photography Studio in the Crossroads and sip some wine while you enjoy the contemporary art of Elisabeth Spillman Nord and my poetry in our show Interactions.

We look forward to seeing you.

Book Trailer for She Too Four Voices in (Almost) Harmony

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It is kinda hard to believe how She Too (the poetry anthology) and Interactions (the art and poetry show) are coming together at about the same time. Wow! who knew so much could get done in a short amount of time.

For your entertainment here is a book trailer of She Too: Four Voices in (Almost) Harmony

I hope you enjoy the book trailer!

Also if you live in the Kansas City area don’t forget to enjoy First Friday at the Wheat Photography Gallery (1803 Wyandotte st. KCMO). August 1st from 6-9pm you can sip wine and respond face-to-face with my poetry as it interacts with the vivacious contemporary art of Elisabeth Spillman-Nord in our art and poetry show Interactions.

Solstice Soup

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