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EDIE SCHNEIDER “Snow had no power.”
BOBBYE THOMPSON “Ripe and delicious.”
The Death of The birth of every season marks another’s demise
pring is undoubtedly the most anticipated of seasons, heralded by landscapes awash in color and new life. But just as spring must eventually relent to summer, the season’s birth— March 20 this year—is coincident with winter’s passing. New Times celebrated this alliance of birth and death, joy and sorrow by inviting local artists to render their own impression of the changing of seasons. In poems, photographs, sculptures, and paintings, they explored the theme The Death of Winter. Steve Smith explored winter as a period of hibernation that draws to an end when the birds of spring issue a call to escape interior confines. For Michael McLaughlin that meant painting a word portrait of a mother in the winter of her
life seeking the hope of renewal. For Ric Riva, the death of winter meant Tiger Woods’ downfall. Artists explored death literally, the attendant grief, symbols, and meaning. And they captured the natural beauty of the new season. In addition to viewing these works in the paper, selected pieces from the Death of Winter series are on display at Linnaea’s Café March 29 through the end of April. An artists’ reception takes place Friday, April 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. during Art After Dark. $
Arts Editor Ashley Schwellenbach marks the onset of spring with the consumption of Cadbury eggs. Send peeps to email@example.com. FRED VENTURA “Magpie and magnolia.”
SPRING ARTS continued page 28
FRED VENTURA “Robin and apple blossoms.”
EDIE SCHNEIDER “California poppies.”
BOBBYE THOMPSON “Sunflower and shadows.”
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Selected works from The Death of Winter are on display at Linnaeaâ€™s CafĂŠ March 29 through the end of April. A reception takes place during Art After Dark, April 2 between 6 and 9 p.m. Linnaeaâ€™s CafĂŠ is located at 1110 Garden Street in downtown SLO.
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Pointed— That Beam of Light
That beam of light upon your face reveals the blush of summer gone from it. And now, treatment for a reflective era: Evening. She creeps over the trees and valleys on multiple legs of brittle iron poles. An expanding barracks not fluttering but oozing in mile-high wafts and we are pointed toward her hurtling into the East. Emerging evening; a cold blanket with rusted edges, replacing daylight with a fickle promise of dreams. Instead, she fills the sleeping gulf with ideas of living acts never committed, never actualized, hardly remembered. Finally alone, this is the river we speak to— Grey, broad, shallow, leafless, birds leaving it, and bridged. An expanse best fled from. A kept secret. A mute response. And then above sirens spiral around it. Just beyond the periphery lies your rock island, a glowing carnelian outpost. The final gateway into spring.
BY YOUSSEF AL AOUI SPRING ARTS ANNUAL continued page 32 STEVEN SMITH “Emergence of Spring.”
BRIAN CASERIO “Untitled.”
RIC RIVA “Tiger.”
SERENA WYATT “Untitled.”
DENNIS KEHOE “Untitled.”
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SPRING ARTS ANNUAL from page 30 RACHEL LOPEZ “Untitled.”
Winter 2010 I smelled light closing into cuddled up fire. Piece by piece, we went inside-pushing past the news“I want more,” said one to another. “I want less,” said one to another. “I do not know anymore,” said one to another. pitter. patter. pitter. patter thoughts. thoughts. thoughts. more thoughts…coming from within, Our Season of depth. Winter, 2010. S L I P P P I N G Further into Death of The American Dream.
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THERESA LEMUS “Untitled.”
SAM PECK “Spring has Sprung on Alms Ridge.”
MEGAN COPHER “Christmas Memento Mori.”
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Rooted in Time
Roots twist through dark Crannies and blemished soil; Carry doubts and shadows stronger than concrete of those born before me. I plant a winter garden filled with seeds and trust on a rocky hillside beneath golden stars. Their memory loses color as I lose my footing, feel trapped by chill and liquid earth. Just as a child comes to life, these seeds awaken to sounds, dance past the roots of my fears and explode into springtime mulch—birth the lilies and yellow roses, savor morning dew—while I dream with a newborn’s knowing.
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INGLIS CARRE-DELLARD “Springing forth.”
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Goodbye to winter The cold of winter is passing us by A glimmer of sunlight brightens the sky. A feeling of warmth will comfort our minds. We covet the days when the cold is behind The wind and the rain, it will come and then go The flowers will thrive, and with beauty they’ll grow. Never we’ll fear Old Man Winter’s scorn Knowing again that spring will be born. So good-bye to winter, the good and the bad And hello to springtime, no time to be sad. It came and it went, leaving behind A world full of wonder, and beauty sublime.
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JANE MORGAN CYNTHIA ANN DUBBERS “Bloom where you are planted.”
JARIAN DE HAM “Wisteria.”
JARIAN DE HAM “Magnolia and plum.”
SPRING ARTS ANNUAL continued page 37 RICHARD MORTENSEN “One snowman’s demise is a rabbit’s gain.”
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