I like to occasionally feature one of my solo exhibits and/or poetry readings from the past 20 years; all of them are listed under my page of Exhibits. This poetry reading and art exhibit, from 2010, took place in February but featured the theme of change and rebirth and the coming of spring, and I’m really feeling that right now, at the end of March, with not much blooming yet.
Below is information about the poetry reading from the post card, and then after the event. But in 2010 I was still building a static web page for each reading. This post (and the exhibit page) will give you the basic information about the event, and the static page contains all the featured images and poems.
I really enjoyed designing and building those static pages so there is a link to the page for “Coming Spring” below. enjoy!
the poetry and art of
Bernadette E. Kazmarski
Thursday, February 18, 2010, 7:00 PM
Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, Reception Hall, 2nd Floor
ON THE POST CARD (above): “Spring Thaw”, pastel, 2003, preparatory sketch for “Spring Comes to a Bend in the Creek”
The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall (ACFL&MH) is hosting a poetry reading and art exhibit on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 7 p.m. in its Reception Hall. “Coming Spring” will feature 12 new poems and the fourth and final installment of the “Art of the Watershed” series, “Spring Morning at a Bend in the Creek”, and an exhibit of other works by Carnegie’s Bernadette Kazmarski. This local artist and poet finds the beauty and rhythms of Carnegie’s local landscapes, the Chartiers Creek and surrounding environs a source of ongoing inspiration.
The poetry reading will be followed by a dessert and coffee reception, and is free and open to the public.
Featured Painting: Spring Morning at a Bend in the Creek
Thank you for either joining me at my fourth annual poetry reading and art show or visiting me here on the page for the event.
My biggest inspiration for poetry, prose and artwork is the world right around me, and I enjoy the opportunity to share it from the perspective of one who walks and hikes and bikes and carries a camera, art materials and journal everywhere—even around the house—so the inspirations are fresh.
Many thanks to Maggie Forbes, executive director of Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, who invites me each year to read my poetry and show my artwork. I love that building, every inch of it, and the opportunity to bring people in to visit is an honor. What a pleasure, every year, to be able to share the collected thoughts, inspirations and images of my past year.
My Garden Waits Under a Blanket of Spring
inspired by my garden under 27 inches of snow
Pawprints and Raindrops
published and award-winning
Taking My Shift
memories upon visiting Eat ‘n Park
Inventing the Wheel
where inspiration leads to
All Our Foundations are Gone
old neighborhoods demolished for new development
The Bean-Picking Lesson
pick those opportunities as soon as you see them
The Last Red Berries
a poisonous and reviled plant is beautiful
The Part of Her
my mother’s yellow daylilies
Flocks of Children
let loose outdoors in spring
The Clock in the Bathroom
why I’m often late
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