A couple of weeks ago I mentioned my upcoming exhibit of black and white photographic prints, at ACME Creative Space, in Anacortes, an honor that sends me over the moon! Then, as if that were not enough excitement, there is more I want to tell you about.

In addition to the exhibition of my photographs, there will be a special event happening on Saturday, February 19, at the gallery: a performance of Poetry and Interpretive Dance. I will be reading some of my poems, and The Fidalgo Dance Works will interpret two of them. I cannot wait to be a part of this brilliant performance.

There will be two seatings for this event, one at 5 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.

What makes this all so thrilling is that the synergy among art forms has always interested me. I wonder, what are the correspondences between various forms of expression? How does one enlighten the other?

My photographs have always been an expression of seeing, a visual reflection of experience more than a depiction of subject matter.

Once I started to write poems it took me no time at all to realize that they were quite imagistic. They came into being through the act of seeing, and the experience, once breathed in, was expressed in concrete images, honed and shaped with concentration and concision.

Here, at this confluence is yet another stream. I was a classically trained ballet dancer even before I was a photographer. Movement to this day serves my creative expression; the body still informs my work.

So, this exhibition of photographs, poetry, and interpretive dance brings me to that meeting place I so welcome.

“Half-Remembered Dreams”
Opening Reception February 5, starting at 6 p.m.
ACME Creative Space, 705 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes

Poetry & Dance Performance
With Poet Jane Alynn and The Fidalgo Dance Works Performing Company
February 19
Performances at 5 p.m. and at 7 p.m.
Tickets $12. Search Brown Paper Tickets. Seating is limited.

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