Three Poems by Stephani E.D. McDow

Cosquilla you provided for me make-believe-come-realfairy tales tangible and new<you added texture to my paintingsgrains of heaven engulfed in color and hue linear needs met wavy dreams and formed you curious about your beginnings...

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Take Me to the River By Richard L. Dana

At the end of May I'll be going to Montevideo to participate in a collaborative project with six Uruguayan visual artists. Coming with me...

Three Poems by Jeannine Hall Gailey

A Woman Turns Fifty with Cherry Blossoms A cold spring, too cold, blossoms a fizz of pink only a smattering against the gray sky. How much of...

Beth Jucovy: What is Dance?

For me, dance is the ultimate art form. Dance requires commitment of the total person in the most visceral, abstract and creative way....

Before Fire by Patricia Spears Jones

Patricia Spears Jones writes about D.C.'s recent 2010 Split This Rock poetry festival. Photos by Jill Brazel.

Tearful Photography at the Katzen by Kendall Breitman

It’s Laurel Nakadate’s party, and she’ll cry if she wants to. In an acknowledgement to loneliness, Nakadate’s photography exhibition “365 Days: A Catalogue of Tears”...

Two Poems by Maggie Bowyer

Losing Sight You were the first person I reached towards, A single, shaking arm Plunged into the thick Fog of fresh grief. You pulled me through The first awful snow, The first...

Easter Eve in Philadelphia 1963: For My Sisters by Bernardine (Dine) Watson

On the nightbefore the resurrection,four little girlsare seated aroundthe dining room tablea rainbow of chocolatesand twice as sweet. Sisters, they gather to performa family sacrament--turning...

Piecing it Together at the Woodworkers Club by Ellen Hill

Right now I’m working on two-dimensional paintings that combine panels or multiple pieces of painted and carved wood. The paintings are developed through a...

A College Degree: What is it Good For? by Gesel Mason

Choreographer, Dancer, and Teacher Gesel Mason considers the purpose of a college dance degree for aspiring dancers - learning to master Fear.

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