Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Open mic with Steve Mueske - poet

On Desire 
If I could burst into bloom, red
with the rose of it, with the rise and swell
of it, called into being through
the deep green, and trembling with light, 
I might understand.  If I knew
how light touches water
with a tracery of trees, gifts
the world as it is not, I might know
why I am not a rose or water or light
but a man who suddenly believes 
in withcraft.  What else
but this hollowing fire, this mark
of the thaumaturge, could make
the wild heart, so like a bird, thrash
in its cage?  Imagine rain and wind,
portrait of tempest with shed: shivering
silvers of wood, the whole structure
in danger of imploding.  Here under
a black sky swirling with clouds
I am ready to be unmade.  The air
is charged and blue, and my hands
are burning with light.
- Steve Mueske

Trip District Rock...

Trip District rocked Bell Street Gallery at Saturdays Gallery Crawl.  Check them out at http://www.tripdistrict.com

Artist and Patron

Holly Tourdot and Jean Watland

Friday, August 7, 2009

What's new?

Bell Street Gallery has new pots created by Steve Hemingway.  These 3' pots can stay outside and the designs are based on Ojibaway Native American bead designs.

We have added Native American artist Donal Carufel  (Niizhoogaaboo) from the Lac du Flambeau, WI Ojibaway tribe created out of all natural materials.

Three New Island Artists join Bell Street Gallery

Bell Street Gallery has added 3 local Madeline Island Artists including: Kristin Lein with her pottery and jewelry, Susan Dexter with her pansy oil paintings and Holly Tourdot landscape painter.  Susan and Holly are pictured above on our front deck.