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Our Thirteenth Annual
From the 2013 Collaboration:
Li Bai at the South Fork
Li Bai at the South Fork
A bright glass late summer moon
Crossings’ 13th Annual Poet-Artist Collaboration exhibit is on display now through May 15, celebrating a pairing of the two art forms that allows poetry to inspire visual art of all kinds. Fifty poets and visual artists took part in this years’ exhibit, which can be seen free of charge during regular business hours. A reception, poetry reading and slideshow takes place Sat., May 10, at 6:30 p.m. both at the gallery and next door at the State Theatre.
Some 110 poets and artists participated in this year’s event by entering up to three poems each, or submitting artistic work samples. Jurors winnowed nearly 210 poems down to just 26. Other jurors selected 26 artists from those who entered. For this exhibit, each selected artist chooses one selected poem from which to create an artwork. Poems and the work they inspired are displayed together.
Steven Vogel of Rochester wrote the poem, “Three AM Spider,” which reads in part:
The three AM spider sits low on the boards,
The two AM spider walks the ceilings,
“Spiders: You like ’em or you don’t. I don’t,” Vogel said. “One sweltered Kansas night long ago, I sat down beside a wolf spider that outran my best and disappeared into unreachable space. Some things in life are not as one could wish.”
Cathy White of Hagar City, Wis., painted and drew an image made sufficiently creepy with animal skull, then added a thread spider web to the framed piece.
“It’s the feeling of late at night when you can’t sleep and your thoughts wander about and go to those deep and sometimes secret places that can either be disturbing or an epiphany,” she said.
The 50 participating poets and artists come from around Minnesota, including three from Zumbrota and others from Rochester, Minneapolis, Faribault, Wabasha and elsewhere; two are from Iowa and one each from North Dakota and Wisconsin.
The exhibit can be viewed during regular open hours, at no charge. Crossings is open MTWF 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Participants by city (all in Minnesota except as noted):
Zumbrota: Nick Sinclair, Sarah K Nygaard, Wendy Westlake.
Rochester: C. Anthony Huber, Greg Wimmer, Gwen Lomberk, Ivete Castro Martinez, Jeanne Licari, Jeff Bell, Jody Brown, Justin Watkins, Kit Rohrbach, Raul Urrutia, Steven Vogel, Toni Stevens, Tony Pucci.
Red Wing: Dan Wiemer, Marta Biittner
Minneapolis: Alison Morse, Holly Grimsrud, Kim Gordon, Linda Back McKay.
Austin: Rich Campbell
Avon: Larry Schug
Bloomington: Chet Corey
Dodge Center: Gary Eddy
Faribault: Audrey Kletscher Helbling, Larry Gavin
Goodhue: Connie Ludwig
Hampton: Aimee Radman
Kasson: Ingvild Herfindahl
Lake City: Kate Halverson
Mazeppa: Coleen Johnston
New Brighton: James C. Henderson
Oronoco: Maggie Sutton, Susan Waughtal
Pine Island: Greg Finnegan
Plymouth: Franklin Knoll
Sauk Rapids: Char Hopela
Shorewood: Becky Liestman
St. Cloud: Sandy Bot-Miller, Micki Blenkush
St. Paul: Cary Waterman, Karen Trudeau
St. Charles: Lisa Becker
Wabasha: Nicole Borg
Osage, Iowa: Lori Biwer-Stewart
West Fargo, North Dakota: Travis Moore
Hagar City, Wisconsin: Cathy P. White
Artists' reception: Friday, May 23, 6-8pm
Is your picture is worth thoughtful words? Can a photograph awaken your poetry muse? Crossings is looking for photographs that evoke poetry, and poets to write the poems, for its sixth Poetography exhibit August 18 to October 4, 2014. This juried exhibition will feature original photographs paired with poems they inspire.
Guidelines for Photographers
Photographs may be color or black and white. Both film and digital photographs are acceptable. Some manipulation of the image is acceptable but images must remain in the genre photography. All works must be the original works of the photographer and must be for sale.
Guidelines for Poets
Are you an artist seeking a venue for selling your works? We may be the right place for you. Whether you are an emerging artist or a long-established professional, we welcome your inquiry. You may email us with at least five images of your work, along with an artist bio or statement, and a website address if you have one. Or you may contact us to set up another means to submit pieces for our jury to consider.
Crossings always welcomes new art and artists to our space. We most frequently showcase the talents of regional artists, but we have exhibited works by artists from around the Country and even overseas.
We display and sell paintings, pastels, prints, glasswork, beadwork, felted and fabric pieces, fiber art, ceramics, metalwork, woodcraft, sculptures and more. Our gallery and gift shop are an eclectic mix of whimsical meets magical, poignant meets sassy.
There are several points of entry into our gallery space. Crossings sponsors several themed group exhibits during the year, with entry fees ranging from $5 to $15. Every Spring and Fall, art fairs take place with entry fees averaging $35. During the balance of the year, two artists share gallery space in a month-long exhibit.
The entry fee to show in an exhibit is $200, which helps cover the cost of promotional efforts. For the exhibit, 2,500 postcards are printed and distributed; artists receive a portion for personal promotion. The artist must agree to be present for a reception on an agreed-upon date. A typical show remains on display for thirty days.
Artists can expect to receive extensive exposure during their exhibit. Hundreds of people from all walks of life visit Crossings every week as they shop during the day or attend a class, concert, or other public event. Our mailing lists exceed 4,500 individuals, households, and regional businesses. Extensive efforts to publicize the artist result in media coverage of all types.
Artwork for sale should be appropriately prepared for display – for example, paintings should be framed and ready to hang, prints should be shrink-wrapped with foam core – and priced to include our standard commission.
We prefer work be delivered by the artist, rather than shipped, when possible. Return shipping costs must be assumed by the artist. All artists who have exhibited at Crossings are invited to maintain a rotating selection of their work at the conclusion of their exhibit. As seasons, exhibits and space demands change, we may need to rotate or return your unsold items. Your work is insured during the time it is on display at Crossings.
All works must be original. No imports, commercial or manufactured items, or items created from kits or copied from published patterns will be accepted.
For more information, please contact Marie Marvin at (507)732-7616 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.