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February 2015 – Issue 21

February 18, 2015

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We are pleased to share the work of the following artists and writers in the 21st issue of The Light Ekphrastic:

Brett BusangRockpile; A House in the Distance (paintings)

Jennifer ElmoreTo the Artist; The Connecticut (poetry)

Allen ForrestFair Trade Coffee Woman Working (painting); Defiance (drawing)

Kristin LaFolletteDeed’s Creek; Cat People (poetry)

Isabelle P. LauretaFear; Constantly Fickle (paintings)

Lalita Noronha - Defiance; Fair Trade (poetry)

Nicole K. OstrowskiLiquid Daffodils; Yesteryear (paintings)

Carol A. StephenWhat is Still Beautiful; the I in the hurricane (poetry)

A. Garnett WeissAntigua; Woman of ice, woman of glass (poetry)

Nancy WynnProlongational Existence; The ‘I’ in hurricane (photographic illustration)

Artist Bios – Feb. 15

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November 2014 — Issue 20

November 24, 2014


We are pleased to share the work of the following artists and writers in the 20th issue of The Light Ekphrastic:
Sandy Anderson – Untitled; Plié, Tendu, Relevé (paintings)

Sam Corfman – Between Birds; Stonework (poetry)

Eleanor Edgeworth — Flight at Dawn; Grace From Stone (mixed media paintings)

Juliannah Harrison – Horizon Joe; Motherhood (izanami-no-Mikato births kagu Tsuchi (causer of fire)) (drawings)

Katie Hogan -- Breaking Bread; Between Worlds (poetry)

Maureen Hynes – The New Calligrapher; To bring people back from the dead (poetry)

Sharain Mines – Breaking Bread; True Reflection (paintings)

Erin Ouslander — Sticks and Stones Will Heal My Bones

Francine Rubin — Views of a City; Translation (poetry)

Dina Riddle – Changes; Sand in the Cactus (paintings)

John Ronan — The Watchman; Death, A Definition (poetry)

Jordan Shelton — Jobbs: Typographic Portrait

Monique Zamir – The Red Ventricle Fractures into Pieces; On Television (poetry)

Artist Bios — November 2014


August 2014 — Issue 19

August 20, 2014
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We are pleased to share the work of the following artists and writers in the 19th issue of The Light Ekphrastic:

Carla BargerWasteland (For Antonina Tumkovsky); Octobers (poetry)

Roy BeckemeyerOh, Come Share; Lessons (poetry)

Chrystal Berche - Untitled; Untitled (digital art)

Mary Huddleston - Untitled; Untitled (paintings)

S.E. Ingraham - Gatsby? Not So Great Anymore; In The Window I Saw (poetry)

Sharain Mines - my bath runneth over; Dandelions (paintings)

Simon Perchik – Untitled; Untitled (poetry)

Nicholas Power – In Between; alchemist (poetry)

Janet Ruhe-Schoen - Community Theatre; Wave (digital art, painting)

CarlaJean Valluzzi - Paramount; * * * * * (collage)

Peter Weltner - Stone Altars; Three Prayers (poetry)

Nathan Wirth - Deux; Three Prayers (photography)

Earle Wood - Seventh Haven; Hard Truths (music)

Changming Yuan - Community Theatre; Seascaping (poetry)

Artist Bios – August 2014

May 2014 – Issue 18

May 16, 2014

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We are pleased to share the work of the following artists and writers in the 18th issue of The Light Ekphrastic:

Eleanor EdgeworthSea Creatures, To Sea or Not (paintings)

Juliette GoodwinInterplanetary, Propeller Mandala (paintings)

Alex GreenbergThe Blind, Gift For The Flies (poetry)

Clinton InmanCrosstown (painting)

Mia Jordande-composition (painting)

Niki KoulourisSea Creatures, 5. (poetry)

Kathleen MazurekIOP (video), Gift for Flies (painting)

Sean MorrisseyHollywood Astronomy, The Won’t-Be-Bothereds (poetry)

Alex RobichaudUntitled, Limbs (photography)

Carol A. StephenReflections in Shadow Light, The Rocks We Moor Upon Have Shifted (poetry)

Evan TurissiniAltered W, A Poem About Flowers (poetry)

Artist Bios – May 2014


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February 2014 – Issue 17

February 14, 2014


We are pleased to share the work of the following artists and writers in the 17th issue of The Light Ekphrastic:

Ariel - Marcel in Malibu; Valentine’s Day (collage)

Tina BarryHoneycomb; Her Hair, A Braid (poetry)

Kendra BartellSkin; Please do not touch (poetry)

Meredith DevneyIn the Walnut Box; Hells Angels (poetry)

Sylvia Fischbach-BradenSkin; Splayed (digital art)

Julie GardHomophone Highway; Make Your Own Fun (prose poetry)

Linda FranklinWords From the Jewelry Box (photography); All Metal And Mayhem (digital collage)

Miranda PfeifferIt Won’t Be Long (animation); Her Hair, A Braid (drawing)

Rafe PoseyHigh Desert Sutra; Monsoon (poetry)

Carabella Sands - Menagerie; Miniatures (drawings)

John Sibley WilliamsMenagerie; Miniatures (poetry)

Earle WoodHigh Desert Sutra (poetic score); Drunk Monkey (musical composition)

Artist Bios


TLE Show at David Mikow Gallery, February 21

January 18, 2014
I Can Soar Above - In My Dreams, by Carol McGraw

I Can Soar Above – In My Dreams, by Carol McGraw

We are very excited to announce a new show of writing and artwork from the 2013 season of The Light Ekphrastic at The David Mikow Art Gallery in Catonsville. The show will have a special focus on contributors from the UMBC and surrounding community.

Opening Reception
Friday, February 21, 2014
5 – 7 p.m.; 6 p.m. artist/writer reflections
Light refreshments
RSVP on Facebook here

Contributing artists and writers include: Carol McGraw, Darren Cormier, Meredith Purvis, Linda Crosfield, Kirk Halgren, Gregory Wm. Gunn, Carly Richmond, Sylvia Fischbach-Braden, Lorraine Imwold, Carol A Stephen, Erin Barata Ouslander, Rachel Popham, Lynne Parks, Christine Green, Stephen Bradley, Grace Grafton, Marlayna Demond, Francine Rubin, Steven H. Silberg, Tim Nohe, Tim Galligan and Charlotte M. Porter.

The David Mikow Gallery is located at 1002 Vineyard Hill Road, Catonsville, MD 21228. For directions and more information, visit

Published since November 2009, The Light Ekphrastic is a quarterly online journal dedicated to the creation of new written and visual artworks through the collaboration between artists. The evening will include an informal discussion by artist/writer pairs about the ekphrastic processes they used to create new works inspired by the works of their partners.

November 2013 – Issue 16

November 18, 2013

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We are pleased to share the work of the following artists and writers in the 16th issue of The Light Ekphrastic:

Michel AndersonUntitled; This December (photography)

Stephen Bradley - Untitled; Dreams of Homelessness (mixed media collage)

Linda CrosfieldShe Sleeps; Busy Streets of Distractions (collage)

Marlayna DemondUntitled; Arcs and Lines (photography)

Katie Feild - Midnight Popstar; Moon Pop (animated GIFs)

Sylvia Fischbach-BradenNorman Conquest; Untitled (collage)

Fitz Fitzgerald - conquest; how to rock opera (poetry)

Vin Grabill - Cuitzeo V (painting); Cicada Songs II (video)

Grace Marie GraftonBest Foot Forward; Lessons (poetry)

Camille GuillotSilicon Ode; Moons (poetry)

Lois Marie HarrodShed; The White Cat (poetry)

Lorraine ImwoldAspen; Hidden Not Gone (wood cuts)

Mia JordanGrandma’s Shed; The White Cat, The Sheet (drawings)

Lyn LifshinThe Blue Girl in Shadow, A Torn Last Glimpse; This December (poetry)

Carol McGrawGhosts in the Attic; Afterlife (paintings)

Robbi Nester - Reading the Signs; The World to Come (poetry)

Charlotte M. Porter - Autumn Limner; Autumn’s Habit (poetry)

Lyzzy ReddThe Labyrinth; Swallowing (poetry)

William Repass550 Foot-Pounds Per Second; 2 Books, 2 Moons (poetry)

Francine Rubinincandescent parking lot dream; We Are Tetris (poetry)

Steven H. SilbergGrape Leaves on Grapes; Twenty-four Hours of Autumn Shade (lumen prints)

Dvorah TelushkinGhosts in the Attic; Irene (poetry)

Artist Bios – November 2013


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