Presented by Creature Comforts’ Get Artistic program, The Broadside Exhibition Project is an annual show of curated collaborations between local poets and artists. Now in its second year, The Broadside Exhibition Project: Verse 2 showcases eight illustrated poems with the originals exhibited in the CCBC Gallery and reproductions displayed in the Watkinsville Woods city park (July 23–August 18, 2019).
Verse 2 features the following artists (listed first) and poets:
May Hitchings & Grace Donnelly
Christopher Ingham & Meredith Elder
Savannah Jensen & Savannah Guenthner
Abby Kacen & Mariah Parker
Jackie Kirsche & Lisa Smartt
Gunnar Tarsa & Wesley Peebles
Abigail West & Lindsay Troutman
Chris Xavier & Paul Cunningham
What is a broadside? In printing and graphic design, a broadside is simply a single-sided document. Broadsides have been utilized throughout printmaking history for advertisements, posters, and other public notices, but also for more artistic purposes like showcasing poetry or song lyrics. For this project, we are defining broadsides to be illustrated poems. These broadsides provide a uniquely communal experience of a form of art that is typically enjoyed privately and intellectually, as in a book of poetry.
We were thrilled to work with these artists, poets, and Creature Comforts to create the high-res digital files used to print their large, outdoor broadsides.
And we are even more psyched to offer these images as fine art prints: reproductions which you can frame, display, and enjoy in your own home!