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Tuesday; An Art Project and the Art of Minding Your P's

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Here’s poetry review #2 of 2 for National Poetry Month:

Tuesday; An Art ProjectPOEMS PHOTOGRAPHS PRINTS are the contents advertised on the wrapper of Jennifer Flescher’s twice-yearly art and poetry journal in the form of a 5″ x 7″ deck, Tuesday; An Art Project.

I first learned about the since-2007 pub at Duotrope’s Digest, where I scout out pubs to submit to. Being an ephemera and letterpress lover, I was enchanted by the idea of it, but resisted subscribing for no other reason than that the semi-colon of the title seemed disconcerting to me. What’s it doing there? Shouldn’t it be a colon instead? Thoughts.

But, oh, it’s a lovely thing to receive in the mail and hold. Each issue consists of 15+ weighty cream cards (or semi-gloss cardstock in the case of the photographic offerings) secured by a letterpress paper band and wrapped in a sheet of cardstock also letterpressed with masthead, table of contents, contributors’ notes and a poem reprinted from that issue’s deck. The decks have a curated mix of poetry, photographs and art prints. Very clearly the opposite of the world of online journals and the immediacy of PDF chapbooks discussed previously in my National Poetry Month poetry journal review #1.

At $13 for a single issue ($25 for a 1-year subscription of 2 issues), Tuesday; An Art Project does put a dent in the reading budget, but it is quite the singular package, unlike any other poetry and art periodical I’ve seen. Flescher writes on the website, “I wanted to make a thing we could hold.” And, “Work should be enjoyed tactilely. Poems should be kept, when loved. Passed on. Sent out.” Coming in at under $1 a card, the art and poems can be sent as correspondence as well. (I am not sure if parting with portions of the deck will be an easy thing to do for ephemera nuts and bibliophiles.)

Favorite line in a poem: “Pass me that bottle of Scotch, I need a mitten / for my soul.” “Sunday” by Cate Marvin in issue 1:1 (Spring 2007)

Thurs. 10/25: "Developing Partnerships in the Arts: From Mentoring to Professional Alliances" Panel Discussion

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FYI to Artists, Arts Advocates, Nonprofit Supporters and Others: I’ll be participating in the following panel discussion this Thursday, October 25th from 5:30 to 7:00 PM:

 

 

Developing Partnerships in the Arts: From Mentoring to Professional Alliances

Whether it is finding that seasoned someone to help develop your passion, or furthering your organizational goals through a strategic alliance, partnerships within the arts can contribute to professional development. But to what extent do Bay Area grantmakers, artists, and organizations support one another? How may we cultivate successful transitions in leadership, and audiences alike, by embracing such tactics? Seasoned professionals and emerging leaders will share their experiences of having formed such partnerships. Through lively dialogue, we’ll learn from one another about the challenges faced and successes gained when entering into professional relationships.

Cary McQueen Morrow and Debbie Yee will lend their expertise to the conversation. While the meeting structure will be one of sharing amongst all participants, these arts professionals will provide insight into navigating such professional relationships from their personal experiences.

Debbie Yee is an attorney at Haas & Najarian, LLP and serves on the boards of Asian American Women Artists Association and ZYZZYVA: the journal of west coast writers & artists. She actively participates in all aspects of the daily life of a small arts organization and incorporates her professional skills in her volunteer work by advising on legal matters, including nonprofit formation, corporate governance and compliance issues.

Cary McQueen Morrow is the Chief Executive Officer for McQueen Morrow Associates, a team that serves the nonprofit arts community through donor acquisition, strategic planning and visioning, market research and internal process restructuring. Prior to founding MMA in 2007, Cary was the Executive Director of the Center for Arts Management and Technology (CAMT) at Carnegie Mellon University.

 

Brava Theater Center
2781 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

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Local Host: Katie Guernsey, PICnet Inc.
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PICnet, Inc. and Brava Theater Center, in partnership with Americans for the Arts, invites you to join thousands of emerging arts leaders across the nation in celebrating October as National Arts and Humanities Month by taking part in Creative Conversations —a network of gatherings and events designed especially for emerging arts leaders.