‘Poetry & Art’ calls for mail-in work

Feb 21, 2013

Rockland — April is National Poetry Month, and Rockland Public Library, local bookstores and other venues are planning special exhibitions and events in observance. Lois Anne, curator of the Good Tern Cafe Gallery, thought it would be fun and quite interesting to have a mail-in exhibition of poetry and art again this year since last year's exhibition and related events were so well received. The exhibition will run April 1 through May 2.

The Good Tern cafe Gallery usually features work by the cooperative’s members, but is opening the mail art exhibition up to the larger community. Anne said anyone of any age is invited to submit a piece or two or three for “Poetry & Art II, A Mail Art Exhibition." Poetry, visual art about poetry, drawings inspired by poetry, poems inspired by sculptures, poems by artists and visual art by poets are among the many.

“Poetry & Art II” submission guidelines are as follows: make a poem, painting, drawing, collage or other creation on a postcard (or in an envelope) relating the theme of poetry and art; entries may be signed or anonymous; entries must be postmarked by March 25 and sent to Lois Anne, Curator of Poetry & Art, P.O. Box 1661, Rockland, ME 04841

Mail art exhibition usually is not returned. However, for three weeks after the exhibition is taken down, the pieces will be available to be picked up at the Good Tern. Those from out of the area may send a stamped self-address envelope for return with their entry.

The Good Tern Natural Foods Co-Op and Café, 750 Main St., is open Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 594-8822.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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