It's been a summer filled with travels to the Black Hills, Sioux Falls, Brookings, Chicago and Joliet to do research on the screenplay at Sister Jean's motherhouse. My artist's well is getting filled!
If you're traveling near Brookings, South Dakota between now and Sept. 15, make a stop at the South Dakota Art Museum. Currently, Betty L. Beer has an art exhibit there titled "Savoring" with her paintings and drawings accompanied by poems that poets wrote in response to her work. On June 1, there was a lovely reception, and I was thrilled to have my mother, Eileen Ahern Murphy, also an artist, fly out from South Bend, Indiana to Sioux Falls, then drive up to Brookings with me for the opening where three of my poems are on display: "The 9-to-5 Blues," "Light-Bearer in the Pediatric Unit," and "Clear Water Woman (mne bleyzela win)". Two writers from my Brookings writing group, Christine Stewart-Nunez and Darla Biel, also have some amazing poems in the exhibit.
I hope you're having a wonderful summer, making time for your writing, your reading, and for filling your artist's well!