Color:Story 2019 is art exhibit that exemplifies this concept– that the arts, when combined, create something greater than the sum of their parts. Artists Leslie Gaworecki and Marlo Saucedo asked poets to submit their work for this project. They chose seventeen writers and created paintings based on the selected poems.
The opening for Color:Story 2019 will be Saturday, 5 – 8 pm, at the Silos at Sawyer Yard in Gallery 200. It will be on display until March 23, 2019.
Check out a new vispo ezine by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen called Consonant Clusters. In this ezine he publishes some of his own work (as in the example below) as well as other visual poets from around the world. It's a great blog.
Gustave Morin's primary form is the collage poem. His "toon tune" is a
remarkable piece of craftsmanship. Its sixty-three individual fragments
of text are cut into the shapes of jigsaw puzzle pieces and are fit
perfectly together in a rectangular grid. The "words" of the poem
consist almost entirely of the extravagant visualizations of
onomatopoeia from comic books, producing a visual symphony of crashes
and cries.—Geof Huth
Today I read on the blog Grain Edit about a picture book from the 60s called PUFF by William Wondriska, which seems similar in plot (although I haven't actually read it) to The Little Engine That Could. What a cool integration of text into illustration. Plus I like orange!