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Art is memorial for Vail Valley woman

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Special to the Daily"Blossom at the End of the Body" was created by Vail Valley, Colorado artist Susan Mackin Dolan and poet Beckian Fritz Goldberg. It's part of an exhibit on display at the Yates Gallery at the Chicago Cultural Center through April 5 and will travel throughout the midwest through the end of 2009.
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VAIL VALLEY, Colorado “-Vail Valley, Colorado artist Susan Mackin Dolan is currently participating in “Collaborative Vision: The Poetic Dialogue Project,” in the Yates Gallery at the Chicago Cultural Center. Her piece in the exhibit is on display through April 5, the the exhibit will travel throughout the midwest until the end of 2009. This exhibition of 31 works of art was created by collaborative teams of visual artists and poets from across the United States. Featuring works in all media, the show was curated by Chicago artist and former Vail resident Beth Shadur. Shadur paired visual artists with poets based on the resonance of their work.

Mackin Dolan, who lives in Edwards, and award-winning poet Beckian Fritz Goldberg worked together to create an accordion book titled, “Blossom at the End of the Body.” The poem, written by Goldberg after her father passed away, was printed in intaglio on kozo paper colored with earth pigments.

“I had recently lost my mother-in-law so I really connected with it. In a way, the art work is a memorial,” Mackin Dolan said.

Closed, the piece suggests mountains receding in the distance. Opened, the image is of a reclining body on its’ side.

For more information about the show, visit http://www.poeticdialogueproject.com.


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