Between roots and branches
To broaden the scope and entertainment value of art, Alison Morse, a Minneapolis writer, brought together six writers and a furniture designer to create an event that bridges spoken word and sculpture. Alison Morse said this was the most successful event so far because the writers and the artist worked together since day one of the project. For nine months, Seth Keller, a designer, entered the world of art. He set aside the structure of furniture making and explored the expressive world of sculpture. The pieces in the exhibition are sprawling, climbing mixed media yet all contain parts of trees: branches, limbs, bare wood, bark.
The culmination of this project spanned one evening of readings and a weekend-long exhibition at Gallery 332 in the Northrup King Building. The writers read their poetry in the gallery around the Seth Keller’s’ sculptures. Writers included are: Alison Morse, Emily August, Jean Larson, Jen March, Mark Rapacz, Michelle Janssens Keller