001 – Allison Morton

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“untitled” by Allison Morton

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she looks into a well
she feels the space
running down
into the core of the planet
where it spins and stops and
she remembers photographs in boxes on shelves in the back room
musty carpet and broken windows taped over
puncture holes in her vision
she sees where he sleeps, placid,
dead not dead not anywhere not alive
either but still
so she opens boxes on shelves in the back room where he slept
the well where he hides things
is full
of space

 

 

Allison Morton is a poet, visual artist and filmmaker originally from Apollo Beach, FL. She received her BFA in Filmmaking from Ringling College of Art and Design and her MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics from the University of Washington, Bothell. Her work can be found on the cover of the current issue of Poetry Northwest, and in Peach Magazine, The Sonder Review, and others. You can find her on Twitter @allydmorton. 

 

Women Artists We Love: Savannah Loebig

We are switching it up this week. Instead of a writer, we have the very talented artist, Savannah Loebig.  We featured her art back in January 2017.  We got a chance to catch up with her and ask her a few questions about her process and what she’s working on now.  

What inspires you the most? 
 
There are a lot of things that inspire me. I can be inspired by how nice the day is or how well my plants are growing, but I can also be inspired by things I hear in the news and stories of other women. When I hear about other peoples struggles I’m reminded of my own and I’m able to use that in order to think about myself from a different perspective. 
 
savWho are your favorite women artists?
 
Oh my god there are so many. I love Sally Hewett, Stephanie Law, Caledonia Curry (Swoon), Soey Milk, Bunnie Reiss, Jaw Cooper, Lauren Brevner, Kelsey Beckett, Paloma Smith, the list could go on forever. 
 
What does your process look like? 
 
I’m constantly looking at art and getting inspiration on a daily basis. I have a folder with thousands of pictures of things that I find interesting. I wish I could say that I create every day but I don’t. I have a million different interests and things I want to do but I just have to take it one day at a time.
 
What advice do you have for fellow women artists? 
 
My advice would be to work as much as you can and to be involved in the local art scene. Also be aware what other artists are doing so that you can be as informed as possible when making your own work. Have a thick skin and apply to all the shows around you that fit with your work and go to gallery openings to meet people.
 
What are you currently working on?
 
I’m currently working on developing a body of work having to do with the female body and constraints surrounding it.
 

For more info about Savannah visit savannahloebig.com or check her out on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook

I Ask Forgiveness – Devon Balwit Featuring Art by Laura Page

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“Winter Shirt” by Laura Page

I Ask Forgiveness

My grandmother resurrects
          in flapping laundry, sheets

snapped to rectangles, then precisely
          folded. Her whites

a science of starch and bleach,
          she believed

in the household arts as daily practice,
          her love,

the perfect meeting of corners.
          Wherever she is now,

she knows I am apostate,
          all loads grey and hung

or shelved, once dry, still wrinkled.
          Bad as I am

at the task, I’m the best
          of my house.

At least for me, winter shirts open
          into caesura.

(after Laura Page “Winter Shirt”)

Devon Balwit teaches in Portland, OR. She has six chapbooks and two collections out or forthcoming. Her individual poems can be found here as well as in Cordite, The Ekphrastic Review, Poets Reading the News, Posit, and more.

Laura Page is a poet and artist from the Pacific Northwest. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Rust + Moth, Crab Creek Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal. The Rumpus, TINGE, and others. Her chapbook, epithalamium, was named the winner of Sundress Publications’ 2017 chapbook contest and is now available as an ebook. Her paintings have been featured recently in A-Minor Magazine, Long Exposure, and The Indianapolis Review.

Living Statue from 1031 Productions – Kate Salvi

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Living Statue from 1031 Productions

 

Kate Salvi has had her photography published and exhibited both internationally and locally in her hometown of Providence, RI.  After winning the People’s Choice Award at Chabot Fine Art Gallery in Providence, she decided to expand her photo greeting card business and they are now sold in 13 shops including the Rhode Island School of Design Store.  Kate hopes to continue exhibiting worldwide.

There Are More Important Things To Keep Up With – Jury S. Judge

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There Are More Important Things To Keep Up With

Jury S. Judge is an internationally published artist, writer, poet, photographer, and political cartoonist. She is the cartoonist for the Noise, a literary arts and news magazine. Her Astronomy Comedy cartoons are also published in The Lowell Observer. Her artwork has been widely featured in literary magazines such as, Dodging The RainThe Tishman Review, Claudius Speaks, and Timber. She has been interviewed on the television news program, NAZ Today for her work as a political cartoonist. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2014. If you are interested in commissioning her for artwork, email her at jurysjudge@gmail.com.