Diane Mayr and Rebecca Smolen

Diane Mayr and Rebecca Smolen

Diane Mayr The Reason Why Response Rebecca Smolen Van Gogh Could See It Inspiration piece Van Gogh Could See It If you were to really look at a fading sun disintegrating into the horizon, its’ …

 

Jonathan Ottke
and Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Jonathan Ottke
and Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Jonathan Ottke “Memories” Response Bottles By Amy Ludwig VanDerwater Inspiration piece In my mind I keep a cupboard full of bottles on a painted shelf Each one holds a memory. I made these bottles …

 

Darice Jones and Brigitte Nowers

Darice Jones and Brigitte Nowers

Brigitte Nowers Inspiration Piece Inkling By Darice Jones Response There were sparkly little insights she had now that she didn’t then At this point, they seemed to tether her spirit to …

 

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Matthew Levine “Abandoned Power Plant” Inspiration piece Cleanup By Robert Haydon Jones Response Jimmy O’Hara started reading to sixth graders in a rundown school in a rundown city, nine miles up …

 

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine “Blank Slate” Response Doris By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration piece NB: The story is true. The names are fictitious. It was a railroad flat in Chelsea. You opened the …

 

Marie Kelly and Lisa Kilhefner

Marie Kelly and Lisa Kilhefner

Lisa Kilhefner Inspiration piece Splay By Marie Kelly Response membrane of memory: cells cast together from a sense of urgency, muscle-memory, soul-memory memory of hand on throat, abduction of thighs, couldn’t wait for timetables …

 

Marilyn Ackerman and Adam Cornford

Marilyn Ackerman and Adam Cornford

Marilyn Ackerman Response Geysir By Adam Cornford Inspiration piece Under far cumulus cliffs in a circle of bone soil one vapor plume leans and twists Brief white spurts tease with collapse until ghosts boil ascending Peaked hoods and shoulders warp …

 

Adam Cornford and Marilyn Ackerman

Adam Cornford and Marilyn Ackerman

Marilyn Ackerman Inspiration piece Tree Farmers By Adam Cornford Response These are the true tree farmers they do not plant plantations uniform grids of pine and fir like power-poles in rows …

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Nancy Ramsey

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Nancy Ramsey

KJ Hannah Greenberg “Begin” Response Begin By Nancy Ramsey Inspiration piece The hope of beginnings Is it’s own addictive drug. Seductive promise lures Attention onward To the next big thing. Beguiling with her lies- Come, look at …

 

Nancy Ramsey
and KJ Hannah Greenberg

Nancy Ramsey
and KJ Hannah Greenberg

KJ Hannah Greenberg “Social Pressure” Inspiration Piece Harmony By Nancy Ramsey Response Bright lights, Magenta boarders, A diversity of greens- The innocent marker lines of children. The city is my living room, She said. And why choose …

 

JoAnn Moore and MM Panas

JoAnn Moore and MM Panas

MM Panas “That Ship Has Sailed” Inspiration piece Eternities By JoAnn Moore Response Drown me blue in your depthless sky, soft as the incoming fog. Ebb me full of salt until I find rhythm in the …

 

Lisa Nielsen and Jay Young Gerard

Lisa Nielsen and Jay Young Gerard

Jay Young Gerard “Ascension Takes Time.  And Practice” Response The Composition of Expectations By Lisa Nielsen Inspiration piece I can’t take on gravity while smiling rancid thoughts.     Floating thru your …

 

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard “Palettes 1 and 2” Inspiration piece Survival of the Fittest By Lisa Nielsen Response The art of tuning out Turns a heart to pulp And makes a sin of dance the …

 

Shaune McCarthy and Jewel Beth Davis

Shaune McCarthy and Jewel Beth Davis

Shaune McCarthy “If You’re Going to Help, Help” Response Jesus at the Rite Aid By Jewel Beth Davis Inspiration piece I walk through the aisles of the local Rite Aid. It …

 

MM Panas and JoAnn Moore

MM Panas and JoAnn Moore

MM Panas “Dancing with Red” Acrylic on paper, size: 30” x 22″ Response January Saturday …(or Ode to Candlemas) By JoAnn Moore Inspiration piece Despite the recent rains one of the backyard cherries holds fast …

 

Lauren Carney and Kamika Cooper

Lauren Carney and Kamika Cooper

Lauren Carney “Garden of One” ink, paint, pen, and pencil mixed media Response One Woman By Kamika Cooper Inspiration piece I am one woman the one who won your love and captured your …

 

Tora Estep and Pippa Possible

Tora Estep and Pippa Possible

Tora Estep, “Abandoned,” charcoal, pastel, and collage on paper Response   Pippa Possible, “Nervously, Tenderly,” erasure technique and paper cutting, using pages of a vintage novel; chair, acrylic paint, sticky tape …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Susan Burton

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Susan Burton

Susan Burton “Roses” Inspiration piece Breathless Roses By Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Tired, dipping, petals starved The roses begin to leave Too much sun, deprived of water The swords of time, a time to …

 

Ray Sharp and Jennifer Fendya

Ray Sharp and Jennifer Fendya

Jennifer Fendya Inspiration piece Bluet No. 665 By Ray Sharp Response You came to me, yellow butterfly, flitting the deep blue sky of my golden summer. Love bloomed a thousand dandelions. You grew sunflowers and …

 

Amy Souza and Julia Laxer

Amy Souza and Julia Laxer

Amy Souza “I Wrapped You in Cellophane to Protect My Heart” Response Fossils By Julia Laxer Inspiration piece fossils found in: the abdomen of every woman the roman candle of a man. a psychotic …

 

Julia Laxer and Amy Souza

Julia Laxer and Amy Souza

Amy Souza Inspiration piece Kissing Phobia By Julia Laxer Response My eyes were her eyes in the mysterious room where neither of us wore a face. My eyes were in her living room of doubt and soiled dresses. Give me …

 

Ray Sharp and Jennifer Fendya

Ray Sharp and Jennifer Fendya

Ray Sharp “Curtsy” Mixed media Response I’ve Been Clearing Clutter By Jennifer Fendya Inspiration piece I’ve been clearing clutter from my house. How did it get in?  Did I carry these objects up the …

 

Jennifer Fendya and Ray Sharp

Jennifer Fendya and Ray Sharp

Jennifer Fendya “Smile Back” Response Friday By Ray Sharp Inspiration piece put that down america and walk with me to the top of the hill we’ll bring the bottle take off our shirts and smile back at …

 

Jennifer Fendya and Ray Sharp

Jennifer Fendya and Ray Sharp

Ray Sharp Inspiration piece (the) hunger 162 By Jennifer Fendya Response eyes flicker up-screen enough to blush, unmistakable. love, pull back! the audience, the crowd sadly rules time spent. “well, speak for all,” say our hearts.   the crowd has wiped …

 

Sylvie Dakota Huhn
and Kamika Cooper

Sylvie Dakota Huhn
and Kamika Cooper

Sylvie Dakota Huhn Response Freed from the Jar By Kamika Cooper Inspiration piece You found a new home with a little night life, like in those 70s disco songs full of the …