Eleanor, age 13, and Kalmia Strong

Posted by admin on August 17, 2016

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Black Dots

There's a monster hiding behind the black rocks and boulders. If you knock them down you will see its face, covered in shiny dark eyes. Its fur is white with black spots covering its body. Its claws burn into your flesh, leaving large melting, gaping holes that drain you. You heal quickly, though you still have a scar. You write down what has happened to you using india ink. The ink leaves dark blots on the page you're writing on, and you begin to notice a pattern in your day. Black dots.

Eleanor, age 12

Kalmia Strong is an artist, librarian, curator, and community arts organizer. She received her MLS and MFA from the University of Iowa. Collaboration is an important part of her practice and she has worked with a filmmaker, a choreographer, several poets, and numerous other individuals and organizations to create books and public art projects and produce exhibitions and other art events. Kalmia is the program director at Iowa City art space Public Space One, where she works to instigate and support experimental, cooperative, and community-based art practices and resources. She is the Book Arts Editor at Prompt Press.


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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