Artemis announces the launch date for 2017 Artemis Journal
TAUBMAN MUSEUM OF ART TO HOST ARTEMIS 2017 LAUNCH
The official launch of the upcoming journal will be May 5, 2017 – 7:00 pm at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia. Our special guest of honor is the acclaimed poet, Nikki Giovanni. Nikki will host the event with a reading of her poetry.
Artemis is pleased to announce that our official launch of the 2017 Journal will be held at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va., May 5, 2017. 7:30 pm. Nikki Giovanni is our special guest of honor!
“Art is essential. It heals us and keeps what life is all about real. It gives us hope,” said Jeri Rogers at the launch of the new Artemis Journal, the regional literary and art journal that she founded.
Rogers – a Floyd resident, professional photographer and editor of Artemis – thanked the Roanoke Arts Commission and the Taubman Museum of Art for their collaboration in hosting the special event, which began with a wine and cheese reception and featured a talk by Virginia Poet Laureate Ron Smith.
Smith –a writer in residence at St. Christopher’s School in Richmond with several published poetry collections – has three poems in the current journal. From the Taubman theater podium, he read those and others and engaged the audience with questions and answers, giving insight into the writing process.
While most of us are distracted by the trendy and fashionable, what really sustains, enriches and heals us are the arts and their legacy. Artists and writers are our visual story tellers creating bridges of understanding and healing.
I know this from a personal level. I was raised in southwest Texas. The art of Georgia O’Keefe, Monet, Ansel Adams, and Picasso were my early artistic influences. “Earth laughs in flowers”, Ralph Waldo Emerson reminds us with his unique vision into the natural world. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead”.
To purchase Artemis Journal 2014
Send check or money order of $22.00 to; Artemis – P.O. Box 505 – Floyd, Va. 24091
Poetry reading by Nikki Giovanni will be held May 23rd to celebrate the release of Artemis 2014
Artemis editors will host a live reading by renowned poet, Nikki Giovanni on May 23rdfrom 6-8 p.m. at the June McBroom Theatre in the Community High School, downtown Roanoke. The event is open to the public with free admission.