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Addison Center for the Arts Hosts EXPRESSIONS: ART & VERSE 2022 Event on Sat. February 19 1-4 PM

Art by Margaret Bucholz based on her inspiration from the poem, "Fly Away" by Mary Beth Bretzlauf

Addison Center for the Arts

213 N. Lombard Road

Addison, IL

EXHIBIT DATES: February 16 - March 19, 2022

PUBLIC ART/POETRY RECEPTION: Saturday, February 19, 2020, 1 to 4 pm.

Gallery Hours: WED - SAT, 1 to 4 PM.

The Addison Center for the Arts (ACA) is pleased to announce our second collaboration between visual artists and the Illinois State Poetry Society. Participating artists will display original artworks inspired by an original poem submitted by one of the members of the ISPS. The public is invited to attend the free art reception and poetry program on Saturday, February 19, 2022, from 1 to 4 pm.

Julie Mars the organizer of the Expressions: Art and Verse 2022 explains, “This exhibition is intended to celebrate the mingling of art forms. In this case, how poetry paints pictures and stimulates our senses. The art of poetry evokes a personal, subjective experience within our minds. In this art and poetry show, the artists have captured their inner experiences of poetry in each of their works of art.”

For those who cannot attend the exhibit, the images of the artwork and the poems, some in text and some audio recordings and a video, will be available to enjoy on in the coming weeks.

Illinois artists exhibiting in “Expressions: Art and Verse 2022” are:

Tania Blanco, RocaVaron, Margaret Bucholz, Benjamin F Calvert III, Susan Cargill, Emily Dormier, Ashley Ehrhardt, Andrea Fox, Jeanne Garrett, Re Kielar, Joan Ladendorf, Annette Perone Leiber, Marlene Vitek, Carly Palmer, Jan Reagan, and Julie Mars.

The Illinois State Poetry Society’s featured members are:

Mary Beth Bretzlauf, Marie Samuel, M. E. Hope, Idella Pearls Edwards, Linda Wallin, Lennart Lundh, Marie Asner, Maggie Kennedy, Charlotte Digregorio, Carole Croll, Susan T. Moss, Mark Hudson, Gail Denham, Hanh Chau, René Parks, Carole R. Bolinski, Dr. Emory D. Jones, Wilda Morris, Curt Vevang, S. Michael Kozubek, Diane Lotko Baker, Kathy Lohrum Cotton.

Susan Moss, ISPS President about Expressions: Art and Verse:

“In the early 1970s, ISPS began as a single chapter and became a charter member of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies in 1991. Presently, there are seven chapters throughout the state, and all are committed to creating and promoting poetry in all its forms.

ISPS appreciates the opportunity to blend art and poetry that results in a collaboration of these artistic forms in order to present a greater expressive whole.” - Susan T. Moss, President of the Illinois State Poetry Society.

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