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Friday, November 19, 2010

Art Exhibition By Poet Edward Lee @ Galway City Library

Playing Poohsticks: Part One

An Art Exhibition


Galway City Library

1st - 21st December 2010

Inspired by the poems of his first collection, Playing Poohsticks On Ha'PennyBridge (Spider Press, 2009), the artist Edward Lee is proud to present the first part of a quartet of exhibitions spanning the next four years. The first exhibition will take place in the Galway City Library on St. Augustine Street from the 1st - 21st December 2010.

The quartet will be a reflection of each of the 60 poems contained in the collection. For the first exhibition, the artist will present the first 15 paintings in the series, alongside the poems that inspired them. All of the paintings on exhibit will be for sale for 60 euro each and will include a copy of the poetry collection signed by the author. For the duration of the exhibition, the book will also be available to purchase for the special exhibition price of 6 euro.

Opening Night & wine reception will be Thursday 9th December 2010 from 6.30 ~ 8.00pm

Edward Lee's poems in PLAYING POOHSTICKS ON HA'PENNY BRIDGE have a raw, exposed emotional quality with fiercely painful images...For me though the truly original and remarkable poems are those studying love, lust, disillusionment, whether about the same woman and the same affair, and are among the best poems I have read on the theme - visceral, honest, full of powerful feelings and imagery”. ~Weyfarers Magazine Issue 107

Edward Lee is also a Featured Reader at the December Over The Edge: Open Reading which takes place on Thursday, December 16th (6.30-8pm) in Galway City Library. For more see here