Summer 2013: Artwork
Our Summer 2013 edition features Nani Chesire and Jocelyn White whom we are proud to publish for the first time, and veteran artists Liz Walker and Anne John who grace our pages with their experienced and noted work. Four distinct styles, four notable voices, all creating art for very personal reasons.
Tonia Twigger McConnell
Guest Art Editor
Featured Art by Liz Walker
We are pleased to showcase painter Liz Walker as our featured artist. Her rich palette is a perfect match to the vibrant colors of summer.
Liz explains, “My paintings are about color and shape and how to best balance the two within a rectangle or square. I often start out with a patterned, marbled background. Then I stand back and evaluate what’s there – sometimes making the shapes into a human form. It’s that element of ‘What if?’ that keeps it interesting for me and, I hope, for the viewer.”
Liz has a B.A. in Art from Trinity University in San Antonio, and has been active in the local art scene since moving to Portland from Boston in 1999. She began painting in watercolor in 1991 and now works primarily in acrylic and marbling. Liz’s favorite subject matter is fanciful people in everyday settings. Color is an essential part of her work, but she also enjoys telling a “story” within each painting.
A member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, Oregon Society of Artists and Northwest Watercolor Society, Liz’s award winning paintings have been displayed throughout the Northwest. Go to www.lizwalkerart.com to find out about upcoming exhibits and see images of her latest paintings.
Enjoy a sampling of Liz Walker's work in VoiceCatcher's Featured Artist Gallery:
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Established dynamos and aspiring voices add colorful visions to our third issue.
Language leaps off the page in the poetry and prose of five young authors who delight in sensory detail.
Meet the authors and artists who make this Summer 2013 edition a rich, varied and engaging experience.
LETTER FROM THE EDITORS
Abandoned Church by Tanya Jarvik
Commencement by Kelly Running
Depoe Bay by Wendy Thompson
Directive by Cristina White
Hawk Moth by Wendy Thompson
How to Recycle Love Letters by Jennifer Dorner
I Swapped a '74 Mustang for This by Jennifer Fulford
Polaroid of My Mother by Cindy Stewart-Rinier
Lover, Molester, and Maidens (Haibun) by Margaret Chula
Savory by Pat Phillips West
Seascape by Marjorie Power
Suspended by Grace Kuhns
The Hand-Off by Pattie Palmer-Baker
The Ride by Linda Ferguson
The Ticking Shirt by Tricia Knoll
Three Facts about Sperm by Ursula Whitcher
Three True Stories by Penelope Scambly Schott
Today at the Library by Pat Phillips West
Trapped Birds by Grace Kuhns
You, who will be alive and reading after I'm gone by Penelope Scambly Schott
After the World Ends by Kait Heacock
Something Permanent by Ashley-Renée Cribbins
Your Hand at Your Throat by Karen Guth
Black Sharpie by Anne Gudger
Diagnosis by Helen Sinoradzki
For He's a Jolly Good Fellow by Laura Stanfill
Breathing Underwater by Valerie Wagner
Unity by Anne John
Rearguard by Anne John
Speculation by Anne John
Wire by Jocelyn White
Taitian Trio by Nani Chesire
Catch Your Breath by Nani Chesire
We Will Read to You by Rebecca Cleveland-Stout
Strawberry Party by Natalie Lerner
A Young Night by Clara Beaumont
Beach Wanderer by Isabella Waldron
Light and Dark by Colette Au