Gallery 37 Hosts National Poetry Month Event

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Marcia Reed, owner of Gallery 37 in Milford, will host both a poetry reading and an art opening to honor National Poetry Month and to open up the spring arts season. The complimentary events, Three at Three and Infused Words, will take place on Saturday, April 18 at 3 pm.

The poetry reading will be at The Music School of Delaware, 10 S. Walnut Street in downtown Milford. The Music School of Delaware is a community resource open to the public that employs nearly 100 expert educators and offers standard-setting instructional programs for people of all ages and levels. The poets participating in Three at Three are Gail Braune Comorat, Jamie Brown, and Linda Blaskey.

Blaskey has been the recipient of two fellowship grants from Delaware Division of Arts and is poetry and interview editor for The Broadkill Review. Her work was included in Best New Poets 2014, an anthology published annually by University of Virginia Press. She is coordinator of the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize. Jamie Brown is founder, editor, and publisher of The Broadkill Review and Broadkill River Press. He holds an MFA from American University, has taught at George Washington University, and was fiction editor for the Washington Review. He is not only a much published poet but also the author of numerous prose pieces. Gail Braune Comorat is a founding member of The Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild. She is the recipient of two fellowship grants from Delaware Division of Arts, including 2015’s established professional in poetry. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies.

Following the poetry reading, participants will join the reception and art opening next door at Gallery 37. Gallery 37, an art gallery and business on Walnut Street in downtown Milford is a Destination for Artful Living, featuring works of art from owner Marcia Reed and also several other artists that work with various mediums. The Infused Words exhibition is the visual component to the poetry reading. Marcia Reed curated the show choosing varied mediums, imagery and styles. She chose artists that have infused or incorporated words as part of their work. The six visual artists are Linda Batchelor, Mary Page Evans, Mariah Fee, Kinda Hibrawi, Linda La Stella of, and Barry Moser.

Moser is a print maker whose work has been displayed in the British Museum, the Metropolitan, and the Library of Congress. Linda Batchelor studied at Brown University and Maryland Institute of Art. She has an extensive resume of honors and merits. Mary Page Evans is from Wilmington, DE. She had a recent showing at the Ann Norton Sculture Gardens in Florida. She is represented by Addison/Ripley Fine Art in D.C. and the Carspecken/Scott Gallery in Wilmington. Mariah Fee is a NYC based artist and instructor at NYU and the Parsons School of Design. She exhibits her paintings at Phillip Morton Gallery in Rehoboth Beach. Kinda Hibrawi is a painter and humanitarian of Syrian descent. She is the co-founder and executive director of Zeitouna, a creative therapy and physical wellness program that teaches art to refugee children on the Turkish/Syrian border. Linda La Stella is a ceramist and owns Earthsongs Studio and Clay Works in Metuchen, NJ.

The complimentary events, Three at Three and Infused Words, will take place on Saturday, April 18 at 3:00 PM. The poetry reading will be at The Music School of Delaware, 10 S. Walnut Street, with the reception and art opening immediately afterwards next door at Gallery 37. For more information individuals are encouraged to contact Gallery 37 at (302) 265-2318 or mreedinart@aol.com.

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