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Meet our WoA3 Art Judge, RONI GOLAN

In our third year of bringing together these creative worlds, Word of Art would like to welcome artist and gallery owner Roni Golan as our Art Judge. Roni will be the first to witness the WoA3 exhibition once it’s complete and select three runners-up and one winner to be announced following the program, Friday, March 10, 2017 at Burpee Museum of Natural History.

Roni Golan was born in 1960 in Israel. He graduated from an Art College in 1991 to become an art teacher and in 1996 moved to Rockford, IL.

For the first 10 years of his career, Roni concentrated mostly on sculpting, making him the perfect judge for our Word of Art 3D.

After his move to the U.S., Roni focused on painting, using a variety of mediums and styles and showing at art galleries around the states, as well as at his 5 local, privately owned galleries.

Roni is proud to announce the opening of his most recent gallery space, The Underground, at 418 E. State St., downtown Rockford. In this new facility, he hopes to engage the art loving public with live performances and integrated creations. The space is available to visit or rent for public and private events.

Also, mark your calendars–The Underground (under Kuma’s) will be open for the next First Friday, March 3, 2017, with art, music, and drinks. Now, that’s a great combination.

In the last 4 years, Roni has been performing collaborative live painting that encourages guests during events to physically take part in the creative process. He then melds together the guests ideas, stories, and memories into colorful original art work. This performance art has been a unique aspect of many wedding receptions–leaving the newlyweds with an original and tangible memory of their special day.

“My creative energy derives mainly from discovering the extraordinary in the mundane and from my love of improvisation that is, after all, a tool to investigate and expand the mind.  Therefore, the experience or the process of creating is most compelling. When the process is shared with other people, it reflects the ‘collective consciousness’ (Carl Gustav Jung) and that makes it a powerful experience.”    

Roni’s work may be found at several select galleries:
 Gioia Fine Art,  San-Francisco, CA
Van-Hart Gallery, Yorba Linda, CA
V Gallery, Lake Geneva, WI
Calhoun Street Gallery,  Bluffton, NC
Vale Craft Gallery,  Chicago IL

Collections:
Private and public collection including Steve Wynn Casino Resort Las-Vegas, NV

Word of Art 3 is honored to have Roni Golan as our Art Judge.

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Get to know our WoA3 venue, Burpee Museum of Natural History

Following two very successful exhibitions, Word of Art 3, a collaboration of authors and artists, was contacted by Burpee Museum of Natural History and asked to participate in their 75th Anniversary celebration. We are honored to have one of the country’s best natural history museums host our event.

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Burpee Museum Celebrates 75 Years! August 2016 – August 2017 with a variety of events, attractions, and special experiences for the whole family.

Next up, PaleoFest, where you can celebrate nineteen years of fossils and dinosaurs at Burpee Museum. Engage in make and take workshops, explore in hands-on Paleo Stations, venture through unique exhibits and learn with a world renowned paleontologist! FOSSIL FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Saturday, March 4 @ 9:00 am to Sunday, March 5 @ 5:00 pm

Enriching the Rockford community since 1942, the Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 North Main Street, Rockford, Illinois, is proud to celebrate its 75th year with tours, activities, special events including a partnership with Word of Art 3, and an exhibit showcasing the treasure trove of artifacts, specimens, and memorabilia from the museum collection.

During the special Rediscover Burpee anniversary displays, visitors are invited to witness the development of the museum through time and to see what makes it a local treasure and unique among the country’s most respected natural history museums.

Regular features include displays on GeoScience, the First People, Window to Wilderness, and The Prep Lab. Most notable is the comprehensive dinosaur display which includes Jane, the world’s most complete and best preserved juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex.

There are four floors of evolving, engaging, and exciting exhibits, classes, and clubs that the Burpee Museum offers the community. The Burpee Museum also has meeting and event spaces available, including the newly renovated River Walk Terrace.

It is the mission of Burpee Museum of Natural History to inspire all people to engage in a lifetime of discovery and learning about the natural world, through preservation and interpretation. They believe that the best communities are those that work together to be successful.

To learn more or plan a visit, go to www.burpee.org.

The Word of Art 3 reception, exhibition, and book release, sponsored by In Print Professional Writers Organization in partnership with Burpee Museum of Natural History, will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017, from 5 to 9 pm, at Burpee Museum.

In Print would like to thank the dedicated staff of employees, board members, and volunteers at Burpee.

When the arts collaborate, history is made.

Meet our WoA3 Word Judge, JOHN BRADLEY

Word of Art has consistently brought together the complimentary expressive forms of word and art. In our third year of collaborations, we welcome author and teacher John Bradley as our Word Judge. John will read through the twenty-eight selected essay, prose, and poetry submissions and select three runners-up and one winner to be announced following the program at the Word of Art 3 Exhibition and Book Release Reception, Friday, March 10, 2017 at Burpee Museum of Natural History.

John Bradley is the author of Love-In-Idleness: The Poetry of Roberto Zingarello (Word Works), now in a second edition, Terrestrial Music (Curbstone), War on Words (BlazeVOX), You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know (CSU Poetry Center), Trancelumination (Lowbrow Press), and And Thereby Everything (Longhouse).

His poetry has appeared in the American Poetry Review, Caliban, Colorado Review, Diagram, Hotel Amerika, Ironwood, Lake Effect, Rolling Stone, and other journals.

His prose poems have been anthologized in No Boundaries, and his aphorisms in Short Flights.

He is the editor of Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age (Coffeehouse Press), Learning to Glow: A Nuclear Reader (Univ. of Arizona Press), and Eating the Pure Light: Homage to Thomas McGrath (Backwaters Press).

He frequently reviews books of poetry for Rain Taxi.

John is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize in poetry and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in poetry.

He received an M.A. in English from Colorado State University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University.

He resides in DeKalb, IL and teaches at Northern Illinois University.

Word of Art 3 is honored to have John Bradley as our Word Judge.

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Word of Art 3D

If you attended the I AM IN PRINT Five Year Anniversary Celebration last March, then you know our big news… If not, drum roll please–

Word of Art 3D has been invited by the Burpee Museum of Natural History to participate in their 75th Anniversary celebration!

Festivities for Burpee will cover several months of features and activities and the Word of Art 3D reception will be held late winter/early spring of 2017.

We are so excited about this opportunity to further expand our creative collabortion. The Burpee Museum of Natural History is located at 737 North Main Street Rockford, IL, on the banks of the Rock River along the newly renovated Riverwalk. We hope you will check out Burpee, it’s histories, exhibits, and all it has to offer. It is the museum’s goal to “inspire all people to engage in a lifetime of discovery and learning about the natural world, through preservation and interpretation.” We encourage you to use this statement as inspiration for your submissions.

We will be collecting stories this fall, stay tuned for details and deadlines! Also, a reminder that this year we will be open to dimensional art. Ceramics, mosaics, jewelry, etc…

Congratulations to past participants who assisted in making this opportunity happen!

(I am so excited!)

Thank you,
Mary Lamphere
Word of Art 3D Chairperson

In Print 2015 – A Year in Review

In Print provides a strong learning environment for writers of all ages, abilities and genres to grow in their craft and career. In addition to support and networking, we offer monthly meetings, guest speakers, workshops, writing retreats, field trips, contests, a monthly newsletter, and connections with the publishing world.

In Print sponsors Word of Art- a collaboration of authors and artists, In Print Radio, The Prompt Club, and Writers as Readers Book Club.

As an affiliate of Chicago Writers Association, In Print members are invited to participate in Printers’ Row, Speaker’s Bureau, Windy City Reviews, Write City Magazine, Book of the Year Awards, and many other literary opportunities. In Print and CWA co-host the annual Writers’ Block Party.

Continue reading “In Print 2015 – A Year in Review”

In Print partners with ELC for Fall ArtScene with Word of Art 2

In Print Professional Writers’ Organization and Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Art@Emmanuel, and the Center for the Arts and Spirituality, are proud to bring Word of Art 2 to Fall ArtScene 2015.

Word of Art 2 is a collaboration of Authors and Artists. The show is comprised of 35 artists’ canvases that were inspired by the written word. All of the poems, essays, and short stories and their accompanying works of art will be available for viewing in Emmanuel’s Celebration Room Gallery. Many of the canvases are available for sale. Also available to purchase is a full color, hard cover, beautiful publication that includes the Words and Art.

Please join us on Friday, October 2nd from 5 to 9 pm & Saturday, October 3rd from 4 to 9 pm for ArtScene.

Word of Art 2 Authors and Artists
are invited to attend the receptions and read their pieces and describe their art. This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce your published work to a whole new audience. Please contact Ruth Ann Molyneaux @ 815-218-5149 if you would like to schedule a reading.

Hors d’oeuvres & sweets will be served.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 3rd Ave., at the corner of 6th St & 3rd Ave in MidTown. Use the North entrance off of the 2nd Ave parking lot.

For more information, please visit: www.EmmanuelLutheranRockford.org or http://www.fallartscene.com/

Lovers of both Word and Art enjoy the Word of Art 2 gallery exhibition at Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
Lovers of both Word and Art enjoy the Word of Art 2 gallery exhibition at Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

Kevinne Stredde will be in Word of Art 2

Congratulations to all the authors whose work has been selected by artists for the Word of Art 2 exhibition and publication! The authors include Kevinne Stredde! Kevinne is a 23 year old Nursing Major at Aurora University. She resides in Montgomery, Illinois, with her family and four rescued pets. Although she is interested in art and writing, Kevinne’s true passion lies in music and composing for piano.

Her work, Cat Magic, was selected by artist Katharine Johnson. Katharine is a Chicago area artist whose thoughtful expression is achieved through a variety of techniques and materials. Her current interests are Botanical Illustration and Nature Journaling.

Authors are invited to read their selected works and the original art will be displayed at the Word of Art 2 Gallery Exhibition and Book Release Reception at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Gallery tomorrow, Friday, September 4, 2015. The gallery opens at 5:00 with the program beginning at 6:00. The reception is free and open to the public.

Pre-ordered books will be available for pickup at the Word of Art 2 reception. Additional copies will be available for sale at the reception ($15 for In Print members, $20 for non-members).

Christine Swanberg will be in Word of Art 2

Congratulations to author Christine Swanberg! Her work has been selected to be in the Word of Art 2 exhibition and publication! Christine has been writing poetry for decades. She has several books of poetry published with various national presses, most recently The Alleluia Tree (Puddin’head Press). Hundreds of her poems have appeared in national journals and anthologies such as Chiron Review, Garden Blessings, and Back to Joy. She has received many awards.

Her work, Hummingbird Whisperer, was selected by artist Samantha Kitchel. Author of The Beauty in the Beasts, Samantha enjoys writing and creating art that inspires.

Authors are invited to read their selected works and the original art will be displayed at the Word of Art 2 Gallery Exhibition and Book Release Reception at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Gallery on Friday, September 4, 2015. The gallery opens at 5:00 with the program beginning at 6:00. The reception is free and open to the public.

Pre-ordered books will be available for pickup at the Word of Art 2 reception. Additional copies will be available for sale at the reception ($15 for In Print members, $20 for non-members).

Marie Malicki will be in Word of Art 2

Congratulations to all the authors whose work has been selected by artists for the Word of Art 2 exhibition and publication! The authors include Marie Malicki! Marie is a member of the In Print Professional Writers Organization.  She is an avid reader, caregiver advocate, and road trip enthusiast.  Marie is working on several short stories, and to honor caregivers, a memoir entitled, At Twelfth and Marquette.  Marie resides in Loves Park, Illinois with her dog Bella.

Marie’s work, Nehru Jacket, was selected by artist Susan Hasse. Susan is a self-taught artist who spends most of her artistic effort weaving.  She also makes jewelry and dabbles in collage, assemblage and painting.  In her professional life she counsels new home buyers and teaches classes in home ownership.

Authors are invited to read their selected works and the original art will be displayed at the Word of Art 2 Gallery Exhibition and Book Release Reception at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Gallery on Friday, September 4, 2015. The gallery opens at 5:00 with the program beginning at 6:00. The reception is free and open to the public.

Pre-ordered books will be available for pickup at the Word of Art 2 reception. Additional copies will be available for sale at the reception ($15 for In Print members, $20 for non-members).

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