MARCH 2020The Birds of Burque Mural is Hatching This Week
PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION
because Andrew and Vicki want to tell you:
We both love paper.
We both love the colors, patterns and history of Japanese paper and textiles.
We both value meditative practices,
and see creative work as peace practice,
as community practice,
as imagination practice.
We collaborated on the theme of this mural.
https://igg.me/at/BirdsofBurque Actual Campaign page will be live March 1st
See you at the Party!
The following vendors will participating:
Scribes 8, an artist collective, will be on hand to talk about their bird-based mural
which will be near the Rio Grande Nature Center.
Plot Duckies will be selling books from local authors.
Sarah Jane Cole, a representative of the Central New Mexico Audubon Society
will be offering her origami silver jewelry
Janet Ruth will be joining the party and reading from her award winning book of poetry about our birds! www.redstartsandravens.com/feathered-dreams
Cuisine de Corazon will be selling yummy cookies.
Scott Sharot will be catering free food and drinks.
At First Flight, Monotype
33 H x 23.5 W in, © Vicki Bolen
Last autumn, I went on the Poets Walk, which was 2 miles, way too much for my old crippled feet.
So, when I heard about the motorized Poetry ART bus trip, I jumped at the idea.
Organized by Don McIver as a monthly event, this was our inaugural bus excursion. All 12 of us were instructed by Don, “when the bus is moving, keep writing”, which we did.
My sonnet had just been completed, and I had written 1 word of a haiku, when the driver announce our stop. We disembarked and scurried over to the Unser Library.
Don had reserved a small room for 10, but poets are flexible, so we all fit.
There was a floor to ceiling dry erase board and we each wrote our favorite line upon it.
I highly recommend these bus trips to any aspiring poets in our environs.
My bus poem:
The pendulum of memory, valiant as Achilles,
avoids Ubers, likes to take the bus,
scribbles mercies, out of a common deficiency
revealed in the slow eruption of a child’s laugh.
The endless tone of a common cold,
Albuquerque, you sneaky varmint, illicit traveler,
your gaunt extremities, sound you poof out when scolded,
invisible R that checkerboards your right shoulder.
Your ocelot ways remind us of the time before,
upon the wooden tip of envy, galactic justice,
endless joy, beam of sound unheard and unrehearsed,
the galavanting dripedge of a common calamity.
The harmony that we all neglect,
sits upon our faces for all to see.
2020 Travel Schedule
April 17-19, 2020
4 Bridges Art Festival
First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd.
April 21-26, 2020
Festival of the Arts
Bicentennial Park, Downtown OKC
Oklahoma City, OK
May 23-24, 2020
Denver Arts Festival
June 26, 27 & 28, 2020
Millennium Art Festival
July 24, 25 & 26, 2020
Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair