Art & Poetry

Joanne Morcom Poet @ Art in the Garden Show & Sale

Joanne Morcom Poet @ Art in the Garden Show & Sale

Joanne Morcom is returning to Passport to the Arts in the Garden, Show & Sale,

Joanne Morcomis a writer and the author of three poetry collections and

contributor to several poetry anthologies.  Her most recent publication,

titled Last Year’s Leaves, is a collection of seasonal haiku and humorous senryu.

Sunday, September 09, 2018,

10:00 – 4:00

Naested Studio and Gardens

1124 – 15thStreet N.W.

Free Admission and Refreshments

Twenty-four Calgary artists and authors will be exhibiting and selling their work.

Joanne Morcom – Tanka Poetry – Like Ocean Waves

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Flowers:Botany of Desire, Explored through paint, print, prose & poetry

Course participants will explore the theme of Flowers: The Botany of Desire, explored through paint, print, prose & poetry. The course will culminate with an anthology of participants’ art and writing, a book launch and talk, and a gallery exhibition of the work. These opportunities will give course participants a professional venue for exhibition and publication of their work. Some art supplies (various media) will be supplied. All participants will be given copies of the publication.

 Dates & Times: Two sections offered.

#1 – 8 Mondays – 7:00 to 9:00 – Jan. 8,15,22,29, Feb. 5, 12, 26, Mar. 5

#2 – 8 Saturdays- 10:00 to 12:00 – Jan. 13,20,27, Feb. 3, 10, 24, Mar. 3

Location: Naested Studio, 1124 – 15th Street N.W. Calgary, AB.

Cost: $575.00 (limit 6 seats per session)

Please email your registration request to, once confirmed please e-transfer fee to Deadline to register, Dec. 20

Irene Naested, Professor Emerita, is an author, visual artist, and educator. She has authored numerous books, chapters, journal articles, and teacher resources on teaching and learning. Her poetry and prose have been published in journals such as Gust and Still Point Arts Quarterly. Irene’s visual art and writing become multi-layers of exploration of ideas, insights, meditative moments, and principles of composition gleaned from nature. She presently writes, creates, and teaches in her newly developed studio.

Vivian Hansen is a poet and freelance writer. Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in a wide variety of anthologies and journals. Her latest book of poetry, A Tincture of Sunlight (2017), Frontenac House, is a best seller. For many years Vivian has taught poetry and creative writing at Alexandra Writing Center, University of Calgary and Mount Royal College. She won the 2017 Continuing and Profession Educational Teaching Award from the University of Calgary.

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Albert Skies, Closed for the Season

Irene Naested is a visual artist, published author and director of Art, Nature & Meditation. Irene will be selling two of her art teaching books as well as some of her paintings in her newly completed art studio above a double car garage, overlooking downtown Calgary. Irene gleans from nature the elements and principles of composition as a pathway in becoming grounded. She approaches her teaching as a form of meditative art making, as a means toward an understanding, and a method of communication to oneself and others. Currently, Irene has published some of her poetry and is working on combining words with images into her paintings.

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Joanne Morcom Poet @ Art in the Garden Show & Sale

Joanne Morcom Poet @ Art in the Garden Show & Sale

Joanne Morcom is a Calgary poet who has published four poetry collections.

Joanne Morcom – Tanka Poetry – “Like Ocean Waves”

She also contributes to poetry journals and anthologies.

Like Ocean Waves: Tanka Poems

is her most recent poetry collection.

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