Graphic Designers Participate in JCSM’s Third Thursday Poetry Series

Graphic Designers Participate in JCSM’s Third Thursday Poetry Series

Broadsides created by Auburn graphic designers will enhance this fall’s Third Thursday Poetry Series at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. Robert Finkel, assistant professor of graphic design, coordinated the graphic designers who included Graphic Design faculty from the School of Industrial + Graphic Design: Kelly Bryant, Finkel, Courtney Hurst-Windham, and Samantha Lawrie, along with College of Architecture, Design and Construction graphic designer Courtney Collins. They worked with each of the scheduled poets to design a broadside of the writer’s poem. After the design was approved by the poet, Finkel hand printed a limited edition of 75 of each of the eight poems. Copies of the entire letterpress broadside portfolio as well as individual letterpress broadsides are available at JCSM’s gift shop.

The Third Thursday Poetry Series is coordinated by Auburn resident Ken Autrey with Keetje Kuipers, assistant professor of poetry and creative nonfiction writing in the Department of English. It begins Thursday, September 18 at 7 p.m., at JCSM. Admission is free, but advance registration is encouraged. For more information, click here.

To inquire about availability or place an order for prints, contact Christine Meir, JCSM gift shop manager, at (334) 844-3096.

Poets and Designers include:

9/18 – Poet: Tom Crawford / Graphic Designer: Courtney Hurst-Windham

10/16 – Jake Adam York Tribute Reading / Graphic Designer: Courtney Collins

11/20 – Poet: Kendra DeColo / Graphic Designer: Samantha Lawrie

1/15 – Poet: Kyes Stevens / Robert Finkel

2/19 – Poet: Jericho Brown / Graphic Designer: Robert Finkel

3/19 – Poet: Joanie Mackowski / Graphic Designer: Robert Finkel

4/16 – Poet: Christina Stoddard / Graphic Designer: Samantha Lawrie

5/21 – Poet: Nick Norwood / Graphic Designer: Kelly Bryant