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Poetry and Art Collaboration – Exhibition and live performances
February 1st to March 15th 2009
Cafe Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Drive

For this exhibition and event, Curator Eva Waldauf challenged visual artists and members of Vancouver’s spoken word poetry community to come together to create.

In some cases, the poems inspired the art. In some cases, it was the other way around. The creative dialogue and desire to honour the work of the other made for a rich and often playful experience for the creators. The well-attended opening featured the poets performing with the art hanging on the surrounding walls and projected behind them.

Special thanks to Warren Dean Fulton for providing video documentation of the performances, which can be viewed by clicking on the names below.

Featured Artist and Poet pairings:
Helen Spaxman & Sita Carboni
Jenn Strom & Bonnie Nish
Trish Mitchell & Shannon Rayne
Bill Thomson & RC Weslowski
Harry Grunsky & Ms. Spelt
Famous Empty Sky & Mackenzie Pierson
Eva Waldauf & Susan Cormier and Jill Binder
Rena Del Pieve Gobbi & Kagan Goh
Olivia Fermi & Daniel Patterson (Candyman)
Danial Humell & Clint “Father Goose” Wilson
Deanna Defreitas & Warren Dean Fulton
Danielle Gauld & Trevor Spilchin (Spillious)