Twenty seven readings in the US, Europe and the Middle East are scheduled in March to mark the seventh anniversary of the bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street, the ancient bookseller street in Baghdad.
Please join me as I participate in these two readings in SF:
1. The Great Overland Book Company (Bookstore) San Francisco, California -
Coordinator – Beau Beausoleil and Andrea Hassiba
March 5, 7:30 – 9:pm – at The Great Overland Book Company, 345 Judah
Street (at ninth avenue)
2. San Francisco.San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California – Coordinator – Ozlem Ayse
Ozgur – March 6th, 7-9pm, San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall, 800 Chestnut
San Francisco, CA.
If you are in Oregon, consider coming to these readings:
1. Portland, Oregon – Coordinators – Bill Denham and Laura Russell – March 5, 7-9pm,
Multnomah Friends Meeting House, 4312 SE Stark Street, Portland, Oregon
2. Atelier 6000 in Bend, Oregon – Coordinators – Julie Winter and Patricia Clark
March 6, 4:30 – 7 pm – Atelier 6000 389 SW Scalehouse Ct. #120 – Bend, Oregon
For readings in London, Boston, Newfoundland and beyond, check out: http://www.al-mutanabbistreetstartshere-boston.com/readings–events.html
I will be reading from my book Ink and Blood, created for the al-Mutanabbi Street Project. For more info, check out: www.gallerydeforest.com
For poetry lovers everywhere:
A beautiful new book of poetry from Kim Stafford, Legacy of Beginning: Poems in Bhutan, has been published by Larkspur Press. The hand-sewn book contains wood engravings by the artist Wesley Bates. Stafford writes in the book’s preface:
“In the winter of 2011 … I gathered a band of ten writers from America and one from Poland for a creative pilgrimage to the kingdom of Bhutan. These poems were written as we sat together around the bukhari, the iron stove where pine crackled and winter kept us close. The poems are informed by the Buddist notion of four dimensions for each encounter, from the visible to the increasingly mysterious and important.”
If you love William Stafford’s poetry, check out the artists’ books Derek and I letterpress printed in honor of his Centennial: www.gallerydeforest.com.
Continue reading News from Cathy DeForest: Al-Mutanabbi Readings and New Work
”She Watches” , the completed hubcap for the Landfill Art Project landfillart.org is complete….glass mosaic, ceramic mosaic and paper, off to Pennsylvania to join the other 500+ metal canvases. photos of the hubcap in progress.
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Dec 1 – 31, 7am – 6pm M-F
155 S Oregon Street
Continue reading Dec 1-31: “Angels” Group Show at GoodBean Coffee, Jacksonville
Nov 29 from 11-4, Nov 30 from 10-4 Wine, Dine and Shop for holiday gift items! I will be there to display and sell my hand-sewn, cotton happi coats and kimonos, hand-painted silk wall hangings and scarves at Voorhies Mansion / Edenvale Vinery, …
Continue reading Nov 29-30: “Wine Dine & Shop” Benefit for HOPE Equestrian Center
Nov 19, 2013 – Feb 21, 2014, M-F 11-3, Sat 10-2 Exhibit and sale of hand-painted silk scarves & wall hangings. The gallery is located at 24353 Redwood Highway, Kerby, Oregon The Southern Oregon Guild is also having a Holiday Gift S…
Continue reading Nov 19-Feb 21: Southern Oregon Guild Gallery
The Fall Season is about to begin, and I am excited to share my new line of silk scarves and wall hangings, as well as my new cotton printed Happi Coats and Kimonos! It was fun participating in the recent Art Presence showing and sale in Jacksonville, and I have many events planned to follow. My next and upcoming event is the Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts, which will be held right on Labor Day Weekend. This will be the second time that I’ve participated in this event, with the added interest of the silk scarves and wall hangings. I am also going to participate for the first time in Kerby, at the Artoberfest showing and sale in October. I am going to have a demonstration of my silk painting as well. These events are listed on my website, with a maps, times and dates. Hope to see you there!
Continue reading Festival Season
October 18 & 19, 10-5, Oct 20, 10-4
“Artoberfest” Festival exhibition and sale, October 18 – 20, at the RCC Kerby Campus, 24353 Redwood Highway, Kerby Oregon, Friday and Saturday from 10 – 5pm, and Sunday from 10 – 4pm
Continue reading Oct 18-20: Artoberfest Art Festival, Kerby, Oregon
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in September – 11am-5pm
August 30 – September 29: Exhibition & sale of hand painted silk wall hangings for the “Vine to Wine” exhibition of member works at Art Presence Art Center, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, OR, 97530, every Fri – Sun 11am – 5pm. Meet the artists at a special reception with slideshow on Friday, September 6 from 5 – 7pm.
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Continue reading Aug 30 – Sept 29: “Vine to Wine” Show at Art Presence Art Center
New York City features 250 artists’ books from the Al-Mutanabbi Project! I am pleased to announce the opening of the Al-Mutanabbi Project in NYC in 5 venues. Big thanks to The Center for Book Arts’ for organizing this! I will be coming to NY…
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Thursday, July 4th & Every Friday – Sunday in July from 11am-5pm
July 4 – 30: Display & sale of hand painted silk wall hangings for the “Luminosity” exhibition of member works at Art Presence Art Center, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, OR, 97530, every Fri – Sun 11am – 5pm. Meet the artists at a special reception with slideshow on July 12th from 5 – 7pm.
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Continue reading July 4-30: “Luminosity” Show at Art Presence Art Center