Visual Art-Poetry Presentation Closes Visiting Writers Series

Posted: November 15, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

As part of the fall semester Visiting Writers Series, artist Katherine Kadish and poet Sue Standing have a collaboration of artwork and poetry on display in the Fine Arts Building Gallery from Nov. 15 to 19. The display, titled “The Cape Split Cycle,” includes 22 poems composed by Standing, accompanied by 22 prints designed by Kadish. The artists deliver a special presentation on visual arts and poetic collaboration on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. in the gallery. A poetry reading by Standing and a reception follows the presentation.

Standing, who teaches at Wheaton College, has published poems in numerous journals and magazines, including American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Nation, and Southern Review. Her most recent collection of poems, Gravida, was selected by U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky for the Four Way Books Award Series in Poetry and published in 1998.

Kadish has exhibited her work widely in the United States, including at the Whitney Museum in New York, the National Museum of American Art, and the Library of Congress. Standing, a Boston native, and Kadish, an Ohio resident, met at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Sweet Briar. As a result of their mutual interest in how ideas and concepts can be presented both visually and verbally, they began their artistic collaboration that, for them, is “illuminating and [like] entering a dialogue with the other’s aesthetic.”

This traveling exhibit is on loan to George Mason from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. For more information, contact the English Department at x31180.

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