I'm excited to be participating in Page Rippers, an art exhibit and silent auction with a literary twist.
The exhibit at Location Gallery in Savannah features the works of 18 local artists and writers who were paired by 18 prompts. Inspired by visits to the library, the prompts are diverse and include: as an adult you rediscover your favorite childhood book on your child's first visit to the library; you wish that farm animals would be allowed in the library; you love the shushing sound a page turn makes; and you think books should be in the shape of their subject matter. Working from his or her assigned prompt, each artist produced a drawing, painting or collage. The writer who had received the same prompt then constructed a brief poem, essay, or story to accompany the art. My prompt? You meet the love of your life in the stacks. The art I received? Lower left, of the four pictured here.
The exhibit, a collaboration between Location Gallery and The Refinery, a Writing Studio, will run from Friday, February 9th through Friday, February 23rd and will feature the work of both the artists and writers. A companion book, designed by Peter Erwin Roberts, will also be available at the exhibit and from E Shaver Bookseller. Gallery profits from the show will benefit the Savannah Book Festival.
Find details here and drop by Location Gallery for what is sure to be an interesting show.