Art Sparks: Kids Write From Iowa Art 

Art Sparks is a collaboration between the Iowa Youth Writing Project and PromptPress. Twenty six artists from around Iowa donated work so that participants of IYWP's summer camps could experience the work up-close, engage with, and write from the work. The results will be posted here, throughout August. Enjoy!

Anish Lodh, age 11, responds to Molly Burt-Westvig

Posted by admin on August 11, 2016


Alex Carlon responds to Alex Ackerman

Posted by admin on August 9, 2016

Alex Carlon, age 12, responds to a painting by Alex Ackerman

Michael Kienzle and Mituna Memory

Posted by admin on August 8, 2016

Mituna Memory, age 13, responds to Michael Kienzle's "Houndstooth Angel Wings"

This week Sapling talks with Jennifer Colville and Susan Goslee at PromptPress. Sapling: What should people know who may not be familiar with PromptPress?  Jennifer Colville: At PromptPress we’re fascinated by the cross pollination of visual art and writing. Once a year we showcase the work of an up-and-coming, or established visual artist, and offer this work as a prompt, trigger, or opening to writers.  Writers may respond in multiple ways to the work; they may use it as a new point of entry…

Prompt 4, Ode to the Desert, and Melanie Rae Thon

Posted by admin on March 17, 2016

  “The Good Samaritan Speaks,” by Melanie Rae Thon conjures the Sonoran dessert, my childhood home. And then bursts it apart, renders, anatomizes and sends its pieces out across the universe. The poem reminded me of how once this desert was my universe, how layers of rock could be the desert’s bones, how seeds could explode into webs of meaning. The poem weaves an incantatory spell and evokes a time of the senses, before words such as good and bad could circumscribe and shut down wonder and obs…


ART SPARKS IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE IOWA YOUTH WRITING PROJECT AND PROMPTPRESS, CULMINATING IN AN ART SHOW & AUCTION BENEFIT FOR THE IYWP http://iywp.org
THE SHOW WILL FEATURE VISUAL ART BY 26 IOWA ARTISTS AND CORRESPONDING CREATIVE RESPONSES GENERATED BY CHILDREN AND TEENS FROM THE IOWA YOUTH WRITING PROJECT'S SUMMER CAMPS.  

                 

    RECEPTION & SILENT AUCTION WILL BE HELD 

AUGUST 26 2016 | 6-8 PM

SHOW WILL HANG AUGUST 23 - 26

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