Saturday, May 23, 2020

Artists and Poets Respond to the Pandemic (20)

Two artists participating in the online exhibition "Artists and Poets Respond to the Pandemic," which is hosted by St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Arlington, Virginia, created or selected from existing work a piece addressing the word "Inspiration". The artists are Kari Gunter-Seymour and Marcus Parsons. Their work is highlighted here today.

Kari Gunter-Seymour, "Waking Us Up"
Digital Art
10" x 8"

Marcus Parsons, "Stars in the Sky"
Archival Print of Digital Painting
7" x 10"

Marcus's artwork also addresses the words "Spirit/Spiritual".

In addition to this piece, Marcus contributed to the exhibition "On the Inside" (see below) and "Faces"; the latter was highlighted on May 9, 2020, in "Artists and Poets Respond to the Pandemic (6)." Both of these works were inspired by the words "Community/Connection."

Marcus Parsons, "On the Inside"
Archival Print of Digital Painting
9" x 10"

Kari Gunter-Seymour is Poet Laureate Emeritus of Athens, Ohio, and the author of A Place So Deep Inside America It Cannot Be Seen. Also an artist, Kari founded and is the executive director of the Women of Appalachia Project.

Marcus Parsons is a digital artist who paints and draws on an iPad using a stylus (and sometimes his fingers). In addition to exhibiting in juried gallery shows, Parsons presents his work online at his Website, in his newsletter, and on social media (Instagram). He prints his own work. The founder of Parsons Audio, one of the nation's leading professional audio suppliers, he sold the company in 2010. Marcus lives in Newton, Massachusetts. 

Both Kari and Marcus are offering for purchase prints of their work; see "Purchase List for Artworks" for prices. For additional biographical information and Website addresses, see "Artists' Biographical Information."

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