I don’t want to jinx it, and I really do rather enjoy being a homebody, but I’ve got some plans to emerge from my pandemic-induced hibernation soon. And fortunately for everyone involved, I’ll be doing it with some very dear poet and book arts friends.
On February 11, my partner-in-book-arts Lenett Partlow-Myrick and I will be visiting the Howard Community College Rouse Company Foundation Gallery to share for a “Spring Visiting Artists Bookmaking Workshops and Talks on Transcending Diversity through Art.” Lenett and I previously showed our work together at the Hamilton Gallery, and we’re working on a new show for later in the year at HCC, so this day-long workshop will serve as a teaser for what’s to come — a celebration of the friendship we’ve formed over a shared love of book arts!
On March 29**, I’ll be joining my poet pals Edward Doyle-Gillespie and Shirley J. Brewer at Baltimore’s Ivy Bookshop for “More Than A Reading, The Art Of The Book: A Conversation With Three Local Poets.” Together, we’ll share our work (I’ll have some of my favorite books on hand) and talk about our creative processes — how fun! And I adore the Ivy, so hurray!
I’m truly delighted to have these opportunities and I feel very lucky to know such amazing people who — more often than not — are the ones who get these events going in the first place. Thank you for pulling me back out into the world, friends! ❤
Both events are free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!
Photo by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash
** NOTE: This event has been rescheduled for June 23!