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!)
Word of Art 3D Chairperson
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.
We successfully collected 114 story and poem submissions! Now it’s time to READ. Beginning March 29, requests for titles will be accepted. Due to the Word of Art book publication, space is limited!
Artists, please read through the rules below:
This project is free and open to the public.
Written submissions will be posted for Artist selection March 17 through May 5, 2014. Artists are encouraged to read through ALL of the stories listed here.
Send a request for your selected story to WordOfArt@inprintwriters.com beginning March 29
Include contact info and a brief bio in third person.
Any medium is acceptable but it must be on the 16×20 canvas provided by In Print. Canvases can be picked up at an In Print meeting April 12, May 10, or by arrangement. To see more about upcoming In Print meetings, click here.
Stories are open to interpretation, but please, nothing of a graphic nature.
Finish the sides of the canvas.
Some of the words of the story/poem must be included in the artwork as well as the author’s name.
You may select two stories, create two canvases, but no one person shall be published more than three times (2 as author/1 as artist, 2 as artist/1 as author)
You may NOT select your own story.
Artwork can be dropped off at In Print meetings June 14, July 12, or by arrangement no later than July 19. Art provided after July 19 may still be in the reception but will NOT be published.
Space is limited to 30 for the publication. We will have up to an additional 5 selections to fill in as needed for the publication.
These “honorable mention” artists will participate in the gallery show but may not make it in the book.
The Word of Art Author/Artist Reception will be held Friday, September 5, 2014 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church Gallery, 920 Third Avenue, Rockford.
The reception will feature readings, art work and books for sale and signing. In Print will take responsibility for hanging art. Sale of art is at the discretion of the artist. Gallery commissions will apply. Artwork pick-up will be arranged following the show date. If you have any questions about Word of Art, submit them to Mary Lamphere at WordofArt@inprintwriters.com.
In Print is proud to sponsor the Word of Art Author/Artist collaboration! Thank you for helping to bring the arts together.