Monday, March 26, 2012

Art and Inspiration

March 26 to April 27, 2012

Art and Inspiration

Friends and Family of Brendan Ogg

April, 2012 National Poetry Month – Kefa Cafe in downtown Silver Spring will dedicate their Space 7:10 to Words as Legacy.

Brendan grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and graduated from Albert Einstein High School in 2007. He was majoring in English at the University of Michigan when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor during his sophomore year. Brendan drew upon his lifelong love of reading and writing to deal with his illness. A collection of his poems was accepted for publication just before Brendan passed away on February 24, 2010 at the age of 20. The poetry in Brendan’s book, Summer Becomes Absurd, includes works from before, during and after his diagnosis. It is available at Amazon or through Finishing Line Press.

April 13 – June 9, 2012Words as Legacy – A Leaf of Knowledge exhibition at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts. This work, inspired by Brendan and his poetry, is one of three exhibits featured in Fluid: Rhythm, Transitions & Connections — a show with artists Lisa Hill, Rebecca Kamen and Francie Hester. The exhibit will also include music composed by Mattson. Opening reception is Friday, April 13, 2012, 7-9 pm. You can be part of this exhibit by knitting a panel of yarn. Click here for knitting information.

May 12 3:30pm – Artist Talk, Words as Legacy – a Leaf of Knowledge, also at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts.

May 27, 2012 Reading at the Writers Center in Bethesda. Come hear Brendan’s poetry at that of two other Finishing Line Press Poets, Kathy Staudt and Margaret Ingraham.