In April, thanks to my friend Mandy Smith, I will be exhibiting at the Weller Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens in Youngstown, Ohio April 24 – June 14, 2015. I’m pleased as punch to be able to empty the vault here at the Hotel for this special occasion. I’ll be showing 23 floral photographs that honor poets and writers whose words have etched themselves in my daydreams. I call my exhibit, Offerings: Posies for Emily and Other Dreamers.
Offerings has brought a new dimension to my role as your imaginary hotel clerk/owner/concierge. I am now a self-proclaimed Official Traveling Poetry Evangelist bringing poems, writers and a few self-portraits into garden tents, around the country. Should you know of any small botanical gardens with tents, i.e. art galleries, please let me know. I’m on a mission.
By the way, I recommend to all Half Century Mark guests that they create imaginative titles for themselves on occasion, particularly titles that require stretching, physically and otherwise, makes for far more interesting lobby conversations.
Coming Soon: ‘Posies to Poems’, a new game from the Half Century Mark. It’s just one way that you too, Gentle Traveler, will be able to join in all this visual word fun. Hope it will make you run out and Google a poet or two. In the meantime, here’s a warm-up exercise. Can you guess the poet who inspired this image?
Poetry Is, by Patricia Christakos, 20″ x 30.” Posies for Emily and Other Dreamers, 2015