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Exhibit of poetry-visual artwork set at Medora

New to the Dakota County Poetry Gathering this year is an exhibit titled “Poet-Painter-Poet-Project,” featuring the juxtaposition of poetry and visual artwork.

The project may be described as a detailed version of the board game Pictionary and it works like this: An original poem is submitted to a visual artist for a rendering. Next, two poets independently interpret the newly created artwork back into verse.

This exhibit features the work of 10 visual artists and 30 poems collected from across the United States and Canada. The participating artists and poets are:

Fran Armstrong, poet, Beulah.

Sonja Britton,poet/artist, Moriarit, N.M.

Noel Burles, poet, Cowly, Alberta.

Smokey Culver, poet-League City, Texas.

Marty Dorst, poet/artist, Dubois, Wyo.

Kay Forness, artist, Morden, Manitoba.

Lynn Kopelke, artist/poet, Cumberland, Wash.

Elyssa Leininger, artist/poet, Billings, Mont.

Bill Lowman, artist/poet,Sentinel Butte.

Patrick Muldoon, poet, Onsted, Mich.

Duane Nelson, poet, Dalles, Ore.

Jonathan Oderman, poet, Medora.

Marty Oderman-Gardner, artist, Denver, Colo.

Ron Secoy, poet, Central High, Okla.

Dan Thurston, poet, Elko, Nev.

Ray Wilgus, artist, Oklahoma City, Okla.

The exhibit will be available for viewing at the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame after June 15.