Tuesday, August 19, 2008



The Bloomington Art Center’s Literary Council is producing Reflection, an exciting fusion of music, dance and poetry. The poetry and prose of Christine Columbus of Robbinsdale and other Minnesota writers is featured in this year’s production. Her poem, ‘Hell is’ will be performed in this year’s production:

Christine Columbus is a Romance Novelist for The Wild Rose Press. Author of ‘Christmas Mischief’, ‘Uncle Mike’s Love’, and soon to be released, ‘The Perfect Country and Western Story’ along with several other books and articles in the genre of children's stories, creative non-fiction, prose and poetry. She has received, Reviewer Top Pick from Night Owl Romance, for ‘Christmas Mischief’ and number of favorable reviews from Cocktail Reviews, Coffee time Romance, The Long and Short of It, Molly Stark Reviews and in November 2006, Fallen Angel Review recommended read for ‘Coffee and Love To Go’. You can find her at www.christinecolumbus.blogspot.com/

Reflection is a portrayal of thoughts, images or glimpses of life in a mirror through music, dance, visual arts and spoken word.

Reflection takes poetry back to its roots as a spoken form of story telling. The poetry tells the story of life, exploring its joys and sorrows through both the spoken word and lyrics from Broadway, popular music and art music that is performed by metro vocalists Staci Stringer, Heidi Peterson and Sue Reddin and other cast members. Actors, Jill Blihovde, Maureen Kurtz, Peter Skarman, J.B. Eckert, Heather Kurtz and Diane Wubbena make the poetry come alive. Kirstin Doyle and Michelle Doyle of Deuxmensions Dance Theatre, have further explored moments in time with original choreography performed by Deuxmensions dancers. A new dimension has been added to this year’s show. A mini art show featuring original work by Terri Stark will be an integral part of the set.

The audience “experiences” this show. The poetry, music, and dance take them through the range of emotions, from the trauma of death to the power of love, from indifference to divorce to lasting love, from to pain to acceptance to recognition of the role art plays in our life.

“It is magic,” said an attendee of a prior year’s show, Simple Gifts. “The show touched me and that was good.” “It is hard to explain what happens in this show. It is unlike anything else at the Bloomington Art Center.” Director and poet Kathleen Pettit is striving for that magical experience again in Reflection.

Performance: Friday, September 5, Saturday, September 6,Time: 7:30 PM
Sunday, September 7, 2:00 pm

Black Box Theater, Bloomington Center for the Arts, 98th and Logan in Bloomington
Tickets: Adults, $17, Seniors and Students, $15. 952-563-8575 or bloomingtonartcenter.com

Sunday, August 10, 2008

So Cool my poem is in Reflection

Where I'll Be.....

September 13, 2008
11:30 - 12:30 - Program
Room 351 at the Edina Community Center
September's meeting features three authors published with small presses -- Christine Columbus, Jannifer Hoffman, and J L Wilson -- whose work ranges from short stories to full-length novels. They'll share details about what it's like to work in two formats (e-format and print), and how it differs from 'real' publishing in terms of the publishing process, promotion, marketing, and sales. Be prepared to ask questions and see their finished work on e-reading devices and in print.


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