Gallery Neptune was the home-base for LitKicks @ LitFest. Elyse Harrison opened her beautiful art space for the LitKicks Action Poets to accompany the exhibit The Influence of Curious George and Other Literary Icons of Our Childhood. We took the theme and ran with it… covering everything from nursery rhymes to Harry Potter, from The Giving Tree to classic fairy tales. All with our own unique spin, naturally. The poet performers shared their literary influences, childhood favorites and wit-soaked original writing with an engaging and appreciative crowd.
Check out our pictures from the event and follow the links for more eyewitness accounts…
Gallery Neptune Artist/Owner, Elyse Harrison
Caryn warms up the crowd and introduces the first act…
Andrew Lundwall then shares some great poetry against a surreal playground backdrop.
Jamelah recounts a childhood memory and entrances the audience with her cool intensity.
Elyse & Levi concentrating on poetry
John Lawson tells a clever tale of a literary mystery that spans all genres, ages and intersections.
firecracker looks on
WIREMAN, blasts out “Kid Stuff“
Levi shares his childhood literary secret… as well as a few moving poems.
The Audience, Amazed.
Star Jewel Smith and The Giving Tree
Doreen prepares to connect us with words.
Michael Boettcher shares a clever villanelle and reads a few of his pieces from “The Furnace”
Lightning Rod… lost in a literary fantasy.
Andrew & Star
Taking a break
Doreen, Wireman & Lenny
L-Rod offers a home remedy
Doreen & Lightning Rod perform their collaborative piece, “You Make”
A Happy Crowd
Jamelah acts out the children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Vorst
Coming out from behind the camera
One last glimpse of Gallery Neptune
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