Thursday, June 09, 2016

Sunday stroll …

Lansdowne Poetry + Art Walk, Sunday, June 12, 2 PM

Join us on an
InsideOut Lansdowne Poetry Walk
SUNDAY, JUNE 12 AT 2:00 P.M.

What a wonderful way to spend part of your day! We’ll walk a circuit
of eight paintings on exhibit in our fair town. Leonard Gontarek,
a Pennsylvania Arts Council Fellowand author of six books of
poems, will lead the pack of poets. Each has selected one work to serve as
inspiration for a poem which will be read to our group in front of the artwork*.

The starting point for this tour is the Twentieth
Century Club at 84 S. Lansdowne Ave. Readings
will occur at the Library, Art Space, Borough Hall,
St. Philomena’s, Veterans Park, and Lansdowne
Baptist Church. We’ll end at Sycamore Park at
E. LaCrosse and S. Wycombe Aves. within
two blocks of either municipal parking lot.

* Each poet will read two poems—one composed by the poet
on the painting/work of art, and a second by another
poet on the subject of the painter or art in general.

Lansdowne Poetry + Art Walk, Sunday, June 12, 2 PM



Twentieth Century Club
84 S Lansdowne Ave.

        Lotus, 19th century, made in Korea – Poem by Jerry Lindauer

Jerry Lindauer is a husband, father, social worker and student of Zen Buddhism and life. He is a student of local poet and teacher Leonard Gontarek and lives in Cheltenham.


Lansdowne Public Library
55 S Lansdowne Ave.

        A Reading from Homer, 1885, by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema –
        Poem by Jim Brennan

Jim Brennan is a Philadelphia-based author and poet who cut his teeth working on the Delaware River waterfront. His work has appeared in Everyday Fiction, Schuylkill Valley Journal,, Haiku Universe, and many others.


Art Space Lansdowne
25 S Lansdowne Ave.

        Self-Portrait with Palette, 1906, by Pablo Picasso – Poem by Dave Worrell

Dave Worrell’s first chapbook is titled We Who Were Bound. See his poems in Canary, Referential, Symbiosis, Stillwater Review, U.S.1 Worksheets, Exit 13, and Wild River Review.


Lansdowne Borough Hall
12 E Baltimore Ave.

        The Kiss, 1916, by Constantin Brancusi – Poem by Jerry Morgan

Jerry Morgan is a pharmacist who grew up in the mountains of western Maryland and now lives in Philadelphia. He enjoys writing poetry and looks forward to becoming a part of the Philadelphia poetry community while strengthening his craft.


St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church
41 E Baltimore Ave.

        Rondel Depicting Holofernes’s Army Crossing the Euphrates River, 1246–48,       made in France – Poem by N.H.Mills

N.H.Mills is a Bucks County based artist and writer with strong ties to Philadelphia and the Central Adirondacks. Her work has been widely exhibited in galleries in the Northeast and she has read her poetry in Bucks County and Philadelphia venues.


Veterans Park
30 N Lansdowne Ave.

        Sunflowers, 1888 or 1889, by Vincent van Gogh – Poem by Jen Anolik

Jen Anolik is an educator and writer. She has taught and designed curricula focusing on gender, art, and mindfulness. Her poems have appeared in Apiary Online, BlazeVox, and The Prompt Literary Magazine.


Lansdowne Baptist Church
17 E Lacrosse Ave.

        The Annunciation, 1898, by Henry Ossawa Tanner – Poem by Charles Carr
Charles Carr of Philadelphia has two published books of Poems: Paradise, Pennsylvania (Cradle Press, 2009) & Haitian Mudpies (Moonstone Arts, 2014). His poems have appeared in a variety of local and national print and online poetry journals.  Charles hosts a monthly poetry series at Fergie’s Pub.


Sycamore Park
E Lacrosse & S Wyncombe Aves.

        Poplars on the Bank of the Epte River, 1891, by Claude Monet –
        Poem by Leonard Gontarek

Leonard Gontarek is the author of six books of poems, most recently: Take Your Hand
Out of My Pocket, Shiva, published by Hanging Loose Press in 2016. He coordinates
Peace/Works, Philly Poetry Day, The Philadelphia Poetry Festival, and The Green Line Café Poetry Series.

FREE PARKING! Use one of our municipal parking lots:
• Across from the Historic Lansdowne Theater at 31 N. Lansdowne Avenue, or
• Next to the Lansdowne  re station at 26 N. Highland Avenue.

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