Art, poetry on the airwaves

Apr 11, 2018
Margot Kelley, left, and Sandy Weisman

Rockland — The April show schedule for “21st Century Bohemian” on WRFR 93.3 Rockland/99.3 Camden continues Tuesdays, April 17 and 24, from 6 to 8 p.m.

On April 17, visual artist Willow Henry-Elwell will be in the radio studio to talk about how art and creativity have played a role in her personal journey.

“This experience informs my day job managing an art store, where I encourage others to approach creativity with curiosity and a willingness to play,” Henry-Elwell said.

On April 24, “21st Century Bohemian” host Teresa Piccari will participate in a Poetry Round Table with Margot Kelley and Sandy Weisman, in celebration of National Poetry Month.

Kelley is the editor-in-chief of The Maine Review, a biannual literary journal that strives to have 20 percent of its content written by Mainers. Kelley is a poet and photographer, among whose projects was a collaboration with many of the artists of the St. George Open Studio weekend that became a chapbook titled “The Thing About the Wind.”

Weisman is a poet and visual artist who creates artist books and collages that use both word and images. Her work has been featured in two anthologies; and journals including The Maine Review, Barrow Street and Muddy River Review. Her artist books and mixed media collages have been exhibited in the Boston area and in Maine.

“I would like to talk about process in writing poetry, or the intersection of poetry and visual art — how they are alike and different,” said Weisman, creator and owner of 26 Split Rock Cove, an artist retreat center in South Thomaston.

Piccari is proprietor of The Village Scribe, which provides professional copywriting and editing, writing workshops and coaching for artists of all genres. She has written “The 21st Century Bohemian” creativity column in Inner Tapestry for more than a decade. Among her current projects is a poetry manuscript titled” Laying Down Armor.”

For more information on the “21st Century Bohemian” program and the many other community radio offerings from WRFR, visit wrfr.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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