Deborah Poe and Sam Truitt
Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2pm
The Gallery at R&F Handmade Paints
84 Ten Broeck Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
A $5 donation is suggested. For directions please visit R&F’s website.
Deborah Poe is the author of the poetry collections the last will be stone, too (Stockport Flats), Elements (Stockport Flats), and Our Parenthetical Ontology (CustomWords), as well as a novella in verse, Hélène (Furniture Press). In addition, Deborah is co-editor of Between Worlds: An Anthology of Fiction and Criticism (Peter Lang). She is also co-editing the forthcoming In/Filtration: An Anthology of Innovative Hudson Valley Poetics (Station Hill Press) with Sam Truitt and Anne Gorrick. Deborah’s poetry is forthcoming or has recently appeared in journals such as Handsome, 1913, Shampoo, and Denver Quarterly. Deborah also publishes fiction. Her visual work—including video and handmade book objects—has appeared with the University of Arizona Poetry Center’s Poetry Off the Page Symposium (Tucson), the Handmade/Homemade Sister Exhibit at Brodsky Gallery (Philadelphia), and ONN/OF “a light festival”(Seattle). Online exhibits of her visual and text work include Lex-ICON, Yew Journal, Peep/Show, Elective Affinities, Trickhouse and the Volta's Medium. Deborah is founder and curator of the annual Handmade/Homemade Exhibit.
Sam Truitt was born in Washington, DC, and raised there and in Tokyo, Japan. His previous books include: His previous books include: Vertical Elegies 5: Street Mete (Station Hill, 2011), Vertical Elegies: Three Works (UDP, 2008), Vertical Elegies 5: The Section (Georgia, 2003) and Anamorphosis Eisenhower (Lost Roads, 1998), among other books. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Denver Quarterly, Boston Review, Explosive, Jacket, Talisman, and First Intensity, among other journals. His critical writing may be found in Fulcrum and the American Book Review. His works of visual poetry have been exhibited at the Rothstein Gallery, Tonic and the St. Marks Poetry Project and may be seen on www.ubu.com, among other sites. His writing is in a semi-permanent installation at the Paramount Hotel’s Whiskey Bar, designed by Philippe Starck, off Times Square in New York City. He is the recipient of a 2010-2011 George A. and Eliza Howard Fellowship, two Fund for Poetry grants, the 2002 Contemporary Poetry Series Award from the University of Georgia and residencies at Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony and Vermont Studio Center, among other professional acknowledgments. Sam Truitt holds a BA from Kenyon College, MFA from Brown University, and a PhD from SUNY-Albany, where he teaches, as well as at Bard College. He is also the Managing Director of Station Hill of Barrytown, and with Kim Jaye and their daughters, Indiana and Evangeline, lives in the Mid-Hudson Valley. For more information, visit www.samtruitt.org
In the Gallery at R&F:
Julie Hedrick's Rome exhibition will run through March 23rd, 2013.
The paintings of Kingston artist, Julie Hedrick, are deceptive. Hedrick paints atmospheric auras that, at first glance, appear to be very simple, minimal fields of color. But variations in tone and her use of impastos give the work a complex, veiled, glowing appearance, where colors and light appear to be shifting, vibrating and transforming within the picture space. Light emanates from the depth of Hedrick’s paintings, pulling the viewer in and surrounding them with the energy of a spiritual place. The artist reminds us of our connection with the universe and our inner selves by inviting viewers to slow down, reflect, and re-energize. For her first show at the Gallery at R&F, Hedrick has created a new series of frescoes inspired by Rome.