Monday, March 21, 2011

This Thursday - Mugi Takei & Seattle's Small Press Festival

As I posted last week on Cullom Gallery's Facebook, one of my arts dreams is poised to come true this week - a poetry reading at the Gallery!  Cullom Gallery is pleased to host this evening event this Thursday night, 3/24 at 7 pm.  Natural Verges: Poets on Visual Art, will feature poetry and prose by Mugi Takei whose drawings are on view at the gallery through April 30, along with several poets connected to Capitol Hill's Pilot Books.  This event is one of several that make up the month-long, 2nd Annual Small Press Festival, organized by Pilot Books and its great owner, Summer Robinson.  Readings are hosted by nine Seattle venues including Elliott Bay Book Company and Richard Hugo House.

I hope that each of you can make it, meet Mugi and see her exhibit that includes over 120 gouache and pencil drawings and several drawn stop-motion short films.  I think that her writing, considered in the context of her drawings and films, is going to be dynamite.  The other featured poets - Meredith Clark (of Ballard Farmer's Market Poem Store fame), Debra di Blasi (Publisher-in-Chief at Seattle's Jaded Ibis), and Lisa Radon (regular reviews and writings on the nexus of visual art and writing at will bring some serious literary chops to the event.

This is  a free event.  The public is welcome.  Please contact Cullom Gallery (info@cullomgallery, 206-340-8000) or Pilot Books (, 206-229-7181) for more information.

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