X by Lara Candland24 Nov 2017, Posted by Poetry in
About the author:
Lara Candland’s pamphlet Tongue Child, was published in the Palanquin/TDM series at the University of South Carolina/Aiken, and individual poems have been published or are forthcoming in Free Verse, Fence, The Colorado Review, Barrow Street, EOAGH, Alimentum, Fine Madness, Gloom Cupboard, FRiGG, Ghoti Fish, Hip Mama, and the defunct Quarterly. Candland is also an award-winning playwright and librettist and a founder of avant-garde chamber opera company Seattle Experimental Opera. Candland’s libretto, Sunset with Pink Pastoral, was a finalist in the Genesis competition and was performed at London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Her work is a favorite with composers, and settings of her poems and libretti have been performed and recorded in many international venues and broadcasts. She teaches Language and Culinary Arts, often simultaneously, at The Walden School of Liberal Arts in Provo, Utah where she lives with her husband, composer Christian Asplund, and their five children. Candland’s newest collection of poetry is The Lapidary’s Nosegay, published by Colorado State University Press.
Art: Symphony of Color by Pamela Habing, @pamelahabingart
In the artist’s words:
Pamela Habing is a contemporary abstract artist living in beautiful Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba, Canada.
Foregoing formal arts training, instead she studied informally under some of Winnipeg’s most talented artists. She spent 8 years living in an artist loft above the Edge Art Gallery on Main Street, immersed in Winnipeg’s vibrant arts scene. During this time she experimented with many different mediums but ultimately found her niche as a mixed media abstract artist. Her current love is alcohol inks which she began experimenting with earlier this year. The vibrant colors and forgiving nature of this medium is what draws her to it.
A graduate of the Digital Multimedia Technology Diploma Program at Red River College, Pamela initially began her artistic career as a New Media Designer in 2004. During this time she worked closely with MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art), developing and delivering hands on training geared towards helping female artists realize their dream of showcasing their work online.
Pamela isn’t shy to admit that art is therapy for her. Particularly during the winter months when seasonal depression kicks in. She encourages others to make art as therapy and hopes her art sparks curiosity in others to explore, create and have fun.