www.ywcacam.org YWCA Cambridge
7 Temple St
Cambridge, MA 02139
Art, Social Good
Join YWCA Cambridge and Julie Ann Otis on December 15, 2017 from 6pm-8pm for a reception showcasing Miraculous Invisible. The event will be hosted in the lobby of 7 Temple St., Cambridge, MA.
About the Work:
The Nebraska Series is a typeography (photo poetry) collection created while in artistic residency at The Art Farm in Marquette, Nebraska, and written on a 1953 Smith Corona typewriter in a Chinese-style hut in the middle of the prairie. Poems were written in direct response to the environment, fellow artists, and meditative experiences while living on the farm. Once written, they were immediately nailed up to the lathe inside the hut, and the collection of 90 pieces was exhibited in August 2015. Below is the map offered for visitors to the original exhibition.
These pieces embrace the extraordinary in the ordinary and the plainness of ecstatic moments. Humorous and contemplative, the poems serve as storytellers, mirrors, and prophets while the staging of the photos informs the voice of each poem -- sneaky, bold, gentle, empowering, or even punchdrunk.