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Po-Mo International Mail Art Exhibition 2019

I’ve never been to Turkey, but one of my poems — as part of a cool postcard collage by the inimitable artist Lorette C. Luzajic — has. It’s on display (amidst many, many others) at the 2019 Po-Mo International Mail Art Exhibition.

How cool is that?  :- D

gray day . . .
in my head too
this fog

Peacock Feathers (Fog)


For more information about Lorette C. Luzajichttp://www.squarefootartbylorette.ca/about.html

For more information about the Po-Mo International Mail Art Exhibition: https://www.mailartexhibition.org

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Final update: Postcards from the Edge 2019

A couple months ago I mentioned that Canadian artist Lorette C. Luzajic and I collaborated on an entry for the Postcards from the Edge art show, a fundraiser for an organization that helps artists with AIDS called Visual AIDS.

I’m happy to say that our postcard — one of more than 1,400 exhibited — was bought! Here is our piece, plus a few photos from the event, which was held in late February at Bortolami Gallery in Tribeca, NYC. :- )

PFTE2019: Waiting to Get In

Waiting to get in… Photo courtesy of Visual AIDS.

 

PFTE 2019: Racing In

Enthusiasm was at a fever pitch! Photo courtesy of Visual AIDS.

 

PFTE 2019 :The Gallery Space

Checking out the gallery space. Photo courtesy of Visual AIDS.

 

PFTE 2019: Looking at the Artwork

Searching for that perfect piece… Photo courtesy of Visual AIDS.

 

PFTE 2019: Paying Out

Paying out. Photo courtesy of Visual AIDS.


Related posts:

–> Postcards from the Edge

–> Update: Postcards from the Edge

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Update: Postcards from the Edge 2019

This past fall, collaborator-friend Lorette C. Luzajic and I submitted a piece of postcard art to a benefit art show and sale in New York City called Postcards from the Edge. (I wrote about this project in a prior post: Postcards from the Edge.)

It was recently announced that this year, the 21st-annual event will be held on Saturday February 23rd, 10am-6pm, at . . . Bortolami, 39 Walker Street, Tribeca!

Bortolami Gallery, Tribeca

Bortolami Gallery, Tribeca.

Postcards from the Edge offers a rare opportunity to acquire original, postcard-sized artwork from internationally renowned and emerging artists for only $85 each. Offered on a first-come, first-served basis, over 1400 works are exhibited anonymously, and the identity of the artist is revealed only after the work is purchased. With the playing field leveled, all participants can take home a piece by a famous artist, or one who’s just making their debut in the art world. Nonetheless, collectors walk away with something beautiful, a piece of art they love!

Postcards from the Edge, 2018

Postcards from the Edge, 2018.

If you happen to attend the event and see this postcard on the wall . . .

Red Poppy 29 (Time)

Red Poppy 29 (Time), by Lorette C. Luzajic. Poem by Bill Waters.

. . . please take a photo and send it to feedback4bill@juno.com. Lorette and I would be so grateful!  _/|\_


For more information about Lorette C. Luzajichttp://www.squarefootartbylorette.ca/about.html

For more information about Visual AIDShttp://visualaids.org/about

For more information about Postcards from the Edgehttps://visualaids.org/events/detail/21st-annual-postcards-from-the-edge

For more information about Bortolami Galleryhttps://bortolamigallery.com

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Library discard: a collection of senryu

Library Discard

Library Discard, by Lorette C. Luzajic.

SALE TODAY!
greeted by the smell
of old books

memories of childhood . . .
lightly my fingers
on the book spines

guilty pleasures
and beach-reads:
these paperbacks

my personal space
and that one pushy person
shadowing me

stuck
between pages:
pressed pansies

heavier
than the entire internet
this unabridged dictionary

cat book —
one page
dog-eared

outdated encyclopedias:
she buys a complete set
for collaging

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Published in The Ekphrastic Review (http://www.ekphrastic.net/the-ekphrastic-review/library-discard-a-collection-of-senryu-by-bill-waters), 7/31/18.

Postcards from the Edge 2019

Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.

For the past 20 years, Visual AIDS has done a benefit art sale in New York City called Postcards from the Edge, a show comprising hundreds of same-price, one-of-a-kind pieces created on 4″x6″ postcards. Artists’ names are written only on the backs of the postcards so art lovers will feel free to buy what truly speaks to them without feeling influenced by a well-known (or an entirely unknown) name. How cool is that?  :- D

This year edgy Canadian artist Lorette C. Luzajic and I have teamed up to submit a mixed-media collage inspired by / incorporating one of my one-breath poems. Artists can only send one piece, but Lorette created six so we’d have several to choose from. Which one did we select?… (For now I’m not sayin’. LOL!- )

Do you have a favorite? Which one?

Red Poppy 29 (Time)

 

Moon (Darkness)

 

Forget-Me-Not (Passing)

 

Hydrangea (Adrift)

 

Peacock Feathers (Fog)

 

Red Poppy 5236 (Birdsong)

 


For more information about Lorette C. Luzajichttp://www.squarefootartbylorette.ca/about.html

For more information about Visual AIDShttp://visualaids.org/about

For more information about Postcards from the Edge: http://visualaids.org/projects/detail/postcards

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The Luzajic Variations

Intriguing. Mysterious. The Luzajic Variations, poems by American writer Bill Waters inspired by and crafted from titles of paintings by Canadian artist Lorette C. Luzajic — at Bill Waters ~~ NOT Haiku.  ;- )

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