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Exhibition Puts Visuals to Words

Cedarburg Cultural Center.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many pictures is a poem worth?

Perhaps an answer can be found at a new exhibition opening this weekend at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, the result of a collaboration between visual artists and a wordsmith. 

Text and Texture: Artwork Inspired by the Words of W.A. Reed includes the painting of Claudette Lee-Roseland and Deb Mortl, the black-and-white photography of Vicki Reed, and the poetry of Buz Reed

This is not the first time the two Reeds have collaborated.  They're also husband and wife, and for more than a decade produced the Porcupine Literary Arts magazine together. But now they share an artistic vision for this new exhibit.

"It was exciting to see how the artists dealt with the poems, and humbling.  I mean, these three amazing women have created some astounding artwork for the poems, and I've been very humbled by that," says Buz Reed.

The exhibit runs through Dec. 1st.

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