November 27, 2018 is the deadline for this Call for Submissions. “Weather the Weather – Poets & Artists Respond” – visit http://highlandparkpoetry.org/scheduleofevents.html to download details. Submissions of art and poetry should be directed to Zoe Carlson at The Art Center of Highland Park, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Whether the weather be cold or whether the weather be hot, we’ll weather the weather, whatever the weather, whether we like it or not.” This tongue twister cleverly captures that no matter where on the planet we live, we are all subject to the weather. From drought to flooding, hurricanes to blizzards – all of us are experiencing increasingly severe or extreme weather patterns, global climate change, and traumatic events. We are bombarded with weather alerts, images, suffering and beauty, along with waves of information on our phones, computers and television. Weather phenomenon may also be a metaphor for the storms of culture, politics, personal relationships and the individual psyche.
Guest curators, Visual Artist, Catherine Schwalbe and Poet, Jennifer Dotson invite your response to the theme of Weather. Schwalbe, is a practicing artist, curator, and educator. Dotson, is a published poet and founder of Highland Park Poetry (2018 Mayor’s Award for the Arts). Both women have collaborated, exhibited, and created thought provoking exhibitions for over two decades!
Your submissions are a response to the theme of Weather. The curators also welcome collaborations, ekphrastic responses, as well as works that evolve into a fusion of both words and visual art.