Twitter Publication Sunday, March 11, 2012
If you follow the Twitter publication trapezemag, you saw Carma's dark little story (little as in 140 characters or fewer) on the 8th. If you don't follow it, you can see it at their website: http://trapezemag.wordpress.com
Artist and Poet Updates Thursday, November 17, 2011
Scottie has been busy; she participated in the History Channel / Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's Call for Photos in Chicago and D.C. She recently received a grant for an education module on music and theatre in Cabanatuan, a WWII POW camp in the Philippines. She spent part of the early fall as an artist-in-residence at Ragdale Foundation.
2 Performances Thursday, November 17, 2011
We enjoyed our two Chicago Artist's Month performances at Voice of the City. The image-poems explored our usual themes of war and nature and introduced a new topic, relationships, in "Brides as Flowers". These compare brides' personalities and attitudes to various types of flowers, for instance, shy snowdrop, clinging / codependent ivy, and others. Come to think of it, nature creeps into this series as well.
Guest artist Ginger Jensen danced. She has been dancing at our performances for four years. We love having her, and the audience loves watching her. Her choreography and dancing expand on our work.
Poet's Eye, Artist's Voice: Harmonies Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Harmonies is the title of our latest performance. We examine harmony between images, words, and dance; between young men and war; between nature and language. There will be two performances, one each evening, on October 27th and October 28th beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Voice of the City. As always, we will have an audience-interaction piece at the end of each performance. For more information, see our Facebook page.
2 Performances Scheduled Friday, July 29, 2011Scottie, Carma and Ginger have scheduled 2 performances in conjunction with Chicago Artists Month. We will entertain you with images, poems, and dances. Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28 7:00 PM on both evenings 3429 West Diversey Avenue (near Milwaukee), 2nd floor Chicago, IL 60647
Welcome Saturday, July 31, 2010This is the new venue for The Poet's Eye, The Artist's Voice - a collaboration between Carma Lynn Park (Poet) and Scottie Kersta-Wilson (Artist). We hope you enjoy looking at our image-poems. We have grouped them by poem; however, any of the image-poems can be purchased individually.
Images from Touching Water, Touching Air (Milwaukee Ave. Arts Festival) Sunday, July 25, 2010Our first performance, last night, was wonder - we had fun and so did the audience. Here are a few images from Touching Water, Touching Air by The Poet's Eye, The Artist's Voice, with Ginger Jensen as guest dancer.
Views of 3 Image-Poems Monday, May 17, 2010
Here are views from three of our image-poems performed during Chicago Artist Month last year at The Heartland Cafe. For the uninitiated, image-poems are a collaboration of spoken word (Carma Lynn Park), photomontage (Scottie Kersta-Wilson), and dance (Ginger Jensen). Each of these particular image-poems are based on an unintended consequence of war.
Lipstick red mouths open around black-tongued stamens for a death kiss.
Demilitarized Zone, Korea: Doves
Home to the river of light from which they drink,
home to their shadow nests, folding their wings for the night.
Vietnam: Their Boots
They walk through green and shadow where the tiger hides,
walk one by one beside rice fields,
walk through rotting water.
Poet's Eye Artist's Voice Begins Preparations for the 2010 Art Season Monday, April 26, 2010
Impossible to believe that it's already time to submit proposals for Poet's Eye, Artist's Voice performances for 2010 summer/fall - where does the time go (she asks plaintively)? The first thing we working on is getting stills and video from last year's Chicago Artist Month performance at Heartland Cafe. It's difficult to describe a performance without actual documentation. Here are a couple of images with Ginger dancing, Carma reading poetry, and Scottie's images. Enjoy.
And now, for something completely different . . . Thursday, October 1, 2009
First image courtesy of Ginger:
Second image courtesy of Leilani and Stephen:
Third image courtesy of Kate, who keeps her secrets behind a medieval door: