Tuesday, June 17, 2014

THE RENGA PROJECT
One year:
102 artists and poets
exhibition of 52 drawings
in the mobile gallery
Opening: Railyard shade structure
5-7 pm Friday, June 20th

Reading / Roundtable / Writing
at The New Mexico Museum of Art
St. Francis Auditorium
107 W. Palace Ave.
Sunday June 22, 1-3 pm

POETS
Britta Andersson
Helena Andolsek
Erin Bad Hand
Will Barnes
Amy Beeder
Hakim Bellamy
Sherwin Bitsui
Sonja Bjelić
Chee Brossy
Paige Buffington
Chuck Calabreze
Lauren Camp
Deborah Casillas
Ungelbah Davila
Jon Davis
Matt Donovan
Joanne Dominique Dwyer
Jamie Figueroa
Ann Filemyr
Carmen Gimenez Smith
Greg Glazner
Lise Goett
Veronica Golos
Gabe Gomez
Richard Greenfield
Renée Gregorio
Joy Harjo
Elizabeth Jacobson
Christopher J. Johnson
Stephanie N. Johnson
Donald Levering
Dana Levin
Jane Lin
Monty Little
Joan Logghe
Jessica Helen Lopez
Valerie Martinez
Dora McQuaid
Carol Moldaw
Malena Mörling
Sawnie Morris
dg nanouk okpik
Margaret Randall
Jamie Ross
Miriam Sagan
Henry Shukman
Jonathan Skinner
James Thomas Stevens
Catherine Strisik
Leslie Ullman
Connie Voisine

ARTISTS

Terry Allen
Ernest Bell
Jeff Benham
Charlie Carrillo
Claire Coté
Lisa de St. Croix
Luke Dorman
Nina Elde
Alexandra Eldridge
Betsy Emil
Danny Green
Fran Hardy
Karina Hean
Bart Johnson
Juan Kelly
Caity Kennedy
Celeste LaForme
Katherine Lee
Joanne Lefrak
David Leigh
Cannupa Hanska Luger
Nina Mastrangelo
Elizabeth McNitt
Eliza Naranjo Morse
David Nakabayashi
Joel Nakamura
Timothy Nero
Gene Newmann
Lara Nickel
Larry Bob Phillips
Ron Pokrasso
Prakash
Gail Rieke
Janet Stein Romero
Sam Scott
SCUBA
Rose Simpson
Gerry Snyder
Mark Spencer
Rick Stevens
Linda Swanson
Gina Trujillo & Sonya Gonzales
Peter Voshefski
Erika Wanenmacher
Jerry Wellman
Kappy Wells
Jerry West
Todd Ryan White
Robin D. Williams
Cedra Wood
Debby Young
Greta Young


The Renga Project began on the summer solstice, 2013. It's a new take on an ancient traditional  collaborative form of Japanese poetry. 52 weekly stanzas were written by a diverse group of New Mexico poets. We also invited 52 New Mexico artists to create a linked drawing with each artist responding to a writer's stanza. The poem has been displayed on a large sign in the Santa Fe Railyard all year, with new stanzas added weekly.

During the weekend of the 2014 summer solstice we will celebrate this year-long project.  On June 20, Axle Contemporary will open an exhibition of the drawings in our mobile gallery, and present the book with the entire collaborative poem and linked drawings.
 
On June 22 Axle Contemporary will present a group reading by the poets of the entire poem, a roundtable discussion, booksigning, and renga writing workshop at The New Mexico Museum of Art.
 
The New Mexico Museum of Art's curator of education, Ellen Zieselman will moderate the panel which includes Santa Fe Poet Laureate Jon Davis and Axle Contemporary project organizers and curators Matthew Chase-Daniel and Jerry Wellman.

Axle Contemporary will be parked at the Museum with the exhibition of Renga drawings.
 

Saturday, February 1, 2014