Poetry Choreographed

Today I want to tell you about the two poets who will be blessing my “Organica” opening in Second Life with their talents. As I explained in the last post, I am opening my exhibition of oil paintings simultaneously in real life (Saratoga Springs, NY) and in the virtual universe known as Second Life. The opening reception is a two hour event, and for the Second Life dimension Karima Hoisan and Emile Sands will be reading their poems, some inspired by the paintings in the exhibition, others inspired by their souls. Each poem will be enhanced with a special selection of music. It’s an enchanting experience and for those residents of Second Life who are reading this blog, I do hope you’ll come for the experience.

Today’s post will focus on Karima. Let me just share her story with you.

“I was born in the United States of immigrant parents and we moved to Costa Rica soon afterwards. I had my high school education in the USA but returned to live on a Costa Rican cattle ranch, living there for ten years without electricity .Our only entertainment was reading by candlelight. Books took on an incredible importance to us, and we became expert readers. Had television been available I believe this would not have happened.

I am a natural poet, not studied and have written since age 9. I have both poetry and short stories published in Spanish in Costa Rica. I separate my Sl and RL identies and write under a pen-name in Real Life too. Being tri-national, I call all three countries home, and I am fluent in English, Spanish, and Arabic. I now reside in both Costa Rica and Jordan (six months in each).
I have two books of poetry published, two books of children’s poetry and am featured in an anthology of 13 poets chosen internationally and published this year in the USA
I plan on publishing my blog “Digital Rabbithole” also in RL in a soft-cover format.
I give regular readings in SL on stream with selected music behind and everyday here is an inspiration.”

Please join us and meet this beautiful woman at the Aries Gallery STNY in Second Life.
July 14, 2011
3:00PM SLT

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About monicalinvillefineart

I have been a working studio artist for over 30 years now. Self-taught, painting has been as much a part of my life as breathing. I learned by doing. Over 20 of those years have been spent on a little mountain in the Caribbean where my primary studio is located. I recently opened a second studio in Saratoga Springs, New York. I made the decision years ago that the best way to get people interested in coming to see my paintings was to simply be the best painter I could possibly be. Easel time. I put in a LOT of easel time. The gods have been good as I have been fortunate that in spite of my isolation from the art markets of the world, people still seek me out and find me. My work is now in collections around the world and students come to my mountain in search of instruction. My life has been good. I offer my world up to you as a refuge. I believe that is the purpose of my art.... it is a sanctuary for my soul while creating it and I would like it to be a sanctuary for yours while viewing it. I want to dance with you. I want to be part of your thoughts. I want to be part of your memory. Be delighted, please. Delight soothes the soul.
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