This is *such* a cool project! Let me explain:
13 stories and poems have been selected, along with 13 works of art, for display at the show. Now that the selections have been made, the writers and artists will swap. My story will be given to an artist who will make a painting, picture, or sculpture to represent that story. Meanwhile, I will receive a work of art and I will write a new story to accompany it. All of the resulting art and stories will be displayed in the gallery, including a reception and reading of the written works on Saturday, September 27.
So many shades of awesome. My stories will be hanging in an art gallery. Someone is going to use my story to inspire them to make art. Who ever thought I would have an opportunity like that?
The whole thing is just an amazing creative explosion, with art and music and stories building off of each other and artists from different disciplines and communities inspiring each other. It’s very humbling to be a part of it all.
Unfortunately the show is down in Texas, so I won’t be able to attend the actual reception, but if anybody happens to be down that way, I hope you check it out!