Saturday, October 23, 2010
art on the walls, poetry in the woods
Gem member Jamie Hogan shared original art from the recently published "Nest, Nook & Cranny" at the Gem Gallery on October 16. The poem collection about animal habitats, written by Susan Blackaby, provided a great spring board for evocative line drawings by Jamie. She hung sketches and variations of color work that became the final art for the cover.
Meanwhile, Garry Fox, president of the Peaks Island Land Preserve, led a guided nature walk on a PILP trail dotted with pages from the book.
It was a poetic way to bring literacy outside, and thanks to Healthy Portland for sponsoring the signage. A portion of proceeds from the sale of art, books, and prints will benefit the Peaks Island Land Preserve. After all, it's the natural beauty and its stewardship that inspires the island artists who inhabit its environs.
On October 23, PILP opens Battery Steele to the annual pagan art festival, Sacred and Profane. The procession begins from Welch Street off the 2:15 boat from Portland.
Come see this mysterious and sacred event.