We want to take another opportunity to acknowledge all of the wonderful writers who participated in our second undergraduate LED writing contest at the University of Missouri. Last Wednesday, we were lucky enough to hear from the winning writer and three fantastic finalists. We were also so pleased to see their friends, family and faculty turn out to celebrate their accomplishments.
We love hosting this event in the George Caleb Bingham Gallery — the showcase of undergraduate visual art is a perfect complement, but it seemed particularly meaningful this year. The works that were read all offered insight into the writers’ generation, into their experiences in an era of gun violence and political paralysis. It was powerful to hear these readers raise their voices in a room full of visual art through which their peers are engaging many of the same issues and ideas. Their art and writing sincerely gives us hope for a better future.
We were also fortunate to have a great photographer on hand. The photos above are from Jovani Jones.
Jovani Jones is a senior at the University of Missouri majoring in Health Science. He runs his own photography business with Fisheye Focals and can be found with a camera in hand most of time. His goal is to capture the life of the community through his photography and bring light to local talent and other venues.
Thanks again to Catherine Armbrust for hosting our event, and Jeff Wasserboehr for judging the contest!
We have installed Annalee Roustio‘s poem, “Ether,” right outside the George Caleb Bingham Gallery. “Ether” was selected as the winning piece in our Second Annual MU Undergraduate Writing Competition, and will be up on display into the new year.
Like all of our installations, you can stop by and read it at any time. If you’d like to hear Annalee to read it, then you’ll have to join us for our celebration of the undergraduate writers at University of Missouri. The event will be inside the gallery on Wednesday, December 5th at 5:00 p.m.. The contest runners up will also be sharing their excellent works.
Please join us at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5 at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery for a reading to celebrate the talented undergraduate writers of the University of Missouri!
You’ll get to hear from Annalee Roustio, the winner of our 2nd Annual MU Undergraduate LED Writing Contest, as well as the runners up.
Annalee’s winning poem, “Ether,” will be scrolling along outside the gallery. We promise it’s worth a few moments out in the cold!
Warm up inside with snacks and refreshments, and while you’re there you can enjoy the visual art of the 2018-19 MU Undergrad Juried Exhibition.
Find the reading on Facebook for updates and details.
On Tuesday, February 27th we will celebrate the winning writer and runners up of the 2018 MU Undergraduate Juried Writing Competition. The reading will be held at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building on the MU Campus.
The event begins at 5:00 p.m. and the first reading will commence around 5:15 p.m..
Find the event on Facebook to get updates and RSVP.
After the reading, we will continue the celebration at SRLBX x THERETHERENOW (207 Hitt St.), where the winning piece will also be displayed on our new, permanent LED installation. Join us there for snacks and refreshments plus art and lovely people.
We had a great time celebrating the culmination of the Columbia Daily Tribune’s LED Writing Contest at Makes Scents!
We heard readings from our winner, Rebecca Pelky, and both runners up, Ida Bettis Fogle and Mike Robertson. Makes Scents served up a delicious selection of snacks and wine, and offered 20% everything in the store just for the event!
Makes Scents owner, and host extraordinaire, Christina Kelly, welcomes everyone with delicious refreshments and delightful conversation.
Linda Hays, Marketing Manager at the Columbia Daily Tribune, kicks things off with some inspiring ideas about arts in the Columbia community.
LED co-founder Levi Sherman introduces one of the contest’s fabulous judges, Jennifer Maritza McCauley.
Contest judge Jennifer Maritza McCauley shares what drew her and Aarik Danielsen to the pieces they selected.
Runner up Mike Robertson reads his submitted poem, “A Spider’s Song”.
Ida Bettis Fogle reads her submission “First Time Out” in addition to some fantastic previously published writing.
Contest winner Rebecca Pelky starts by thanking Makes Scents, and then reading a great selection of recent poems.
We were thrilled to have an attentive, supportive (and well-fed) audience!
Contest judge Jennifer Maritza McCauley with Mike Robertson, Rebecca Pelky and Ida Bettis Fogle.
Don’t forget to come see us tonight at Makes Scents from 6-8pm. There will be poetry to hear, poetry to see, food and wine to taste, and lots of things to smell.
And if you simply must use all five senses, we also sell good ol’ printed books to touch, and we’ll have some on hand.
Makes Scents is located at 25 South 9th Street, Columbia, MO.
Readings will begin at 7pm.
Details on Facebook:
We have an exciting update to our reading event at Makes Scents this Friday, September 1st.
In addition to our Tribune contest winner, Rebecca Pelky, we will also hear readings from not one, but both of our runners up – Ida Bettis Fogle and Mike Robertson!
That’s three poets and refreshments! The readings will begin around 7:00 pm, but you can celebrate with us as early as 6:00 — we can’t wait either!
Makes Scents will be open until 8, so you’ll have plenty of time to take advantage of the special promotions they’ve planned for the event.
Bring your friends and celebrate the amazing writing talent we have here in Columbia!