‘Poetry & Art VI’ calls for mail art

Mar 04, 2017

Rockland — April is National Poetry Month and libraries, local bookstores and other venues will be offering special exhibitions and events in its honor. Lois Anne, curator of the Good Tern Café Gallery, is planning to have a mail-in exhibition of poetry and art again this year, since the past five annual exhibitions and related events were so well received.

The exhibition will run for the month of April. The Good Tern Café Gallery usually features work by co-op members, but opens up to the larger community for this annual mail art exhibition. Past years' entries were received from as far away as Florida, Chicago, the West Coast, Quebec and western Ontario.

"I'd like to invite anyone of any age who is interested to submit a piece or two or three for ‘Poetry & Art VI, A Mail Art Exhibition,’" Anne said. " There are so many possibilities that this could be quite exciting."

Poetry, visual art, poems inspired by sculptures, visual art about poetry, drawings inspired by poetry, poems by artists, visual art by poets — anything that fits on a postcard or in an envelope — is welcomed, relating, however loosely, to the theme of poetry and art.

Entries may be signed or anonymous. They must be postmarked by Saturday, March 25, sent to Lois Anne, Curator of Poetry & Art, P.O. Box 1661, Rockland, ME 04841.

For a mail art Exhibition, each participant creates a piece on a postcard and sends it in; the work is usually not returned. However, for three weeks after this exhibition has been taken down, the pieces will be available to be picked up at the Good Tern. Those out of the area who want their pieces returned should send a self-addressed stamped envelope with their entries.

For more information, email Anne at loisanne1001@aol.com with Poetry & Art VI in the subject line; or call the co-op at 594-8822. Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op, 750 Main St., is open Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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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