Sunday, November 27, 2011

Local Artists Martha Zweig, Samn Stockwell, and Alex Bottinelli on December 7th

Woodbury Community Library welcomes local poets Martha Zweig and Samn Stockwell and former long-time Woodbury artist Alex Bottinelli on Wednesday, December 7th, at 7:00 p.m. for an evening of poetry and art.  Stockwell and Zweig will read their poetry, and Bottinelli will talk about her recent work, which is now on display at the Woodbury Community Library. The event is free and open to everyone.

Samn Stockwell has been widely published, and her two books, Theater of Animals and Recital, won the National Poetry Series and the Editor’s Prize at Elixir Press, respectively. Recent work has appeared in Raritan and Sinister Wisdom. She has an M.F.A. from Warren Wilson College and she has taught for many years at the Community College of Vermont, as well as working at the Family Center of Washington County. Stockwell lives in Montpelier.

A resident of Vermont since 1974, Martha Zweig is the author of three books of poetry, Monkey Lightening (Tupelo, 2011), What Kind (Wesleyan, 2003), and Vinegar Bones (Wesleyan, 1999). Zweig received a Whiting Writer’s Award in 1999, and her poems have been published in many literary and political journals, including Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Field, The Boston ReviewThe Progressive, The Kenyon Review, and Sojourner.  Zweig holds an M.F.A. from Warren Wilson College. She currently volunteers for North Country Animal League, and for Restorative Justice. Zweig lives in Hardwick.

The artwork of former Woodbury resident, Alex Bottinelli, is on display at the Woodbury Community Library until the end of December, 2011.  A graduate of Connecticut College, Bottinelli moved to Vermont in 1992. Her collages, abstract oil, and encaustic artwork has garnered critical acclaim for its ethereal, dreamlike quality. Bottinelli lived in Woodbury before moving to Hardwick. Bottinelli believes the  "process of making art is fun and difficult—the struggle comes from not wanting to know too much about what [she is] aiming for, letting it evolve with wit, vision, intuition, and… truth.”

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