Women Artists Present!

Thursday, December 14th

6 pm

The event was rescheduled from November 11 in respect for the memorial service for poet Susan Elbe. 


Join local artist Lori Chilefone and local poets Andrea Potos, Katrin Talbot, and Catherine Jagoe as they read from the venerable and delightful 2018 Women Artists Datebook (Sryacuse Cultural Workers as well as from some of their own poetry collections.
Lori Chilefone

Lori's imited edition prints are made from original encaustic collages. A few of her pieces will be available for sale at the event. Here's what she has to say about her work: 

Collage is very much like magnet poetry for me.  It’s a spontaneous process starting with a good crop of subjects and scissors.  With addition and subtraction of this and that, and with attention for the piece unfolding - somewhere along the way personal meaning is revealed. The materials I use are simple and fun to acquire; old printed materials, 100% beeswax and pure pigments. 

My passions are family, collaborating artistically, foraging for wild edibles and partaking in the diverse offerings of Wisconsin’s Chippewa and Red Cedar Valleys. I'm the in-house graphic designer for Next Step Energy, our family business, and support non-commercial radio by serving with the Board of Directors for WHYS 96.3FM - Eau Claire’s Community Radio Station.

Lori received her BFA in Graphic Design from College of Visual Arts (Saint Paul, MN/’92) and currently works freelance as a graphic and fine artist. Recent artistic endeavors: 2018 cover artist for Syracuse Cultural Workers' Women Artists Datebook, illustrating the opening lines of author Michael Perry's book Population: 485, the co-curation of "Land Mine - 30 Perspectives On Our Horizon" (Heyde Center For The Arts- Oct 2016), and a participating artist at Eaux Claires Music Festival (I, II, & III), and in Eau Claire Regional Art Center's 2017 "Community Supported Arts" project.

Current gallery representation: Caradori Pottery, 359 Ferry St., Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Katrin Talbot

Australian-born Katrin Talbot’s collection The Little Red Poem is forthcoming from dancing girl press. She has three other chapbooks, noun’d,  verb  (dancing girl press), Freeze-Dried Love (Finishing Line Press), and St. Cecilia’s Daze (Parallel Press) and was recently nominated for two Pushcart Prizes in Poetry. She was voted Madison Magazine’s Best of 2015 Spoken Word Artist/Poet and once received enough prize money from a national poetry contest to fund a Dairy Queen run. She is delighted to be recently included in a bug anthology and a donut anthology.