Rachael Ikins won first prize for the Anita Boggs Memorial poetry contest offered by NLAPW Biennial competition. Ikins' free verse poem “Lost Babies” was written after reading a news story about a derelict building being torn down in Ireland that used to be a home for unwed mothers, and the septic tank revealed the bodies of 800 infants. Ikins also won honorable mention for her villanelle “Picking Berries” which appears in her book “Totems.” Mary Gardner's poem "Decision" won third place in one of the Biennial poetry categories. Congratulations to Mary and Rachael on these outstanding poems and national recognition for their writings. NLAPW VP Sheila Byrnes will read them on Ikins' behalf at
Women of Upstate NY magazine featured Rachael Ikins in a center spread with an interview and sample of her artwork. The multi-talented writer/artist offered some intriguing comments and her perspective on the art show at Eye Studio.
“Keep Out” Watercolor by Katie Turner 2018 Urban Vibe: Watercolors by Katie Turner (April 2018) Hosted by Petit Branch Library - Onondaga County Public Libraries 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse, New York 13210 Paintings from Katie Turner’s “Urban Vibe” series incorporate her loose style with the structure of city buildings. Cities have contradictory traits, much the same as people with creative spirits, some of which fuels her inspiration. Her paintings are rich with color, shape and emotion. The colors she chooses speak to the excitement of city growth and beauty. On the other hand, color choice also lends itself to the dark side of decay, danger and destruction. As she paints, these cities se
Joan Applebaum is pleased to announce a new venture in the grand opening of the River Muse Art Gallery in Clayton, NY. The new gallery will have it ribbon-cutting ceremony on Memorial Weekend, May 26-27. Stop by if you are in the Thousand Islands area.