Artemis Journal Launch 2020: A Reading and Conversation with Poet Jeanne Larsen

Join us Sunday, September 13th at 2-3 pm for the video launch of the event

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63XHo-ggcoI.

This year’s event to celebrate Artemis Journal’s annual launch has gone virtual! Join us for an intimate reading with poet Jeanne Larsen, followed by a conversation with Larsen, Artemis founder and editor Jeri Rogers, and Taubman Museum of Art’s Education Manager Stephanie Fallon. The program takes place in the exhibition Celestial Centennial: The Art and Legacy of Dorothy Gillespie, surrounded by artwork created by this year’s 2020 Artemis Journal cover artist.

Jeanne Larsen is a poet, translator, novelist, essayist, and sometimes short fiction writer. What Penelope Chooses is her 9th book; she has published in Artemis Journal fourteen times.

This year’s journal, Artemis Journal 2020 will be the 27th published journal to date and will include poetry from two Virginia Poet Laureates, Ron Smith and Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda and a U.S. Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey. Maurice Ferguson, Literary Editor of Artemis, received over 400 submissions this year from across the United States and internationally, and includes 170 of the submissions.

The theme for this year’s journal will be “Season of Women” and will be a centennial celebration of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution giving women the right to vote passed one hundred years ago. In celebrating this momentous event, they are honoring an artist who was also born 100 years ago and made an impact on the art scene here in Roanoke, nationally, and internally. Dorothy Gillespie, 1920-2012, supported their fledgling idea of starting a feminist literary and art journal by donating a beautiful pastel for their very first cover.

This event is free to enjoy! All donations are welcome and will benefit the Taubman Museum’s education department during these challenging times.

REGISTRATION IS FREE! Please follow the link for donations; all amounts welcome and will benefit the education department of the Taubman Museum!

https://www.taubmanmuseum.org/calendar/24464/artemis-journal-launch-2020-a-reading-and-conversation-with-poet-jeanne-larsen

Join us for an interview with Jeanne on our new Podcast “Artemis Speaks”

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1262438

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Artemis celebrates Taubman Museum’s show Dorothy Gillespie

Artemis partners with the Taubman Museum

This month marks the Museum’s re-opening, and equally as momentous, the 100th birthday of the beloved artist Dorothy Gillespie! A Roanoke native, Gillespie (1920–2012) would have celebrated her one hundredth birthday on June 29—the inspiration behind the Taubman Museum of Art’s companion exhibitions Celestial Centennial: The Art and Legacy of Dorothy Gillespie and Still Enchanting Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

 

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Artemis Journal 2020

 2020 Artemis launch

September 4, 2020

Due to the health crisis facing our community, the annual launch originally slated for June 5, has been rescheduled to September 4 at the Taubman Museum of Art.  The journals will be released in July. For more information go to our store front. (20% discount for subscriptions)

Here is a sneak preview of the cover by the acclaimed artist, Dorothy Gillespie. Dorothy graced our very first cover back in 1977 when we created the journal as a result of writing workshops for abused women. Dorothy was an avid supporter of public art and a feminist who chartered her way through the art world in New York City. Our 1977 cover created a stir and became the first art mural in downtown Roanoke, Va. A Roanoke native, Dorothy Gillespie (1920–2012) would have turned 100 this June. She remains the most nationally recognized artist who was born and raised in the Roanoke Valley and taught at Radford University in the nearby New River Valley. Artemis Journal is pleased to partner with the Taubman Museum of Art by celebrating Dorothy Gillespie.

 

1977 Artemis Cover by Dorothy Gillespie

 

 

Artemis is grateful for the support of the Roanoke Arts Commission & the Roanoke Taubman Museum of Art
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Season of Women Art Show

*Image by Laura Anderson, Fertility

Artemis is pleased to partner with the Artful Lawyer Gallery

Artemis Journal 2020 marks the centennial celebration of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution giving women the right to vote in 1920. Artemis Journal is a yearly publication of poetry and art from the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond. The theme is open-ended and not limited to female artists.
The Creekmore Law Firm recognizes a unique opportunity to support the arts with the Artful Lawyer Gallery space and to become a part of Blacksburg’s Creative Village

June 1 – August 12, 2020

apply – deadline April 17, 2020

https://artfullawyergallery.org/gallery-shows/

Artful Lawyer Gallery

318 North Mail Street, Blacksburg, Va.

 

 

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2020 Artemis Journal honors Dorothy Gillespie

by Jeri Rogers, Founder, Editor-in-chief

100 years ago, women gained the right to vote in the United States. As we celebrate this momentous event, we are honoring an artist who was also born 100 years ago and made an impact on the art scene here in our hometown, nationally and internally. Dorothy Gillespie, 1920-2012, supported our fledgling idea of starting a feminist literary and art journal by donating a beautiful pastel for our very first cover. The energy she brought to our journal and our hometown was contagious and along with the journal, the idea was born to create the very first mural in our downtown.

Gillespie, born in Roanoke Virginia, declared early her intention to become an artist. Ms. Gillespie’s career spanned seven decades, and she was always in the forefront of the American Art movement. Ms. Gillespie’s works have graced many institutions, museums, colleges, universities and public places. She was one of the first artist to offer her art to the world through displays in the lobbies of public institutions and governmental centers such as the Mayo Clinic, Epcot Center Warren Wilson College, Fort Lauderdale Airport-Delta Terminal, Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Center-in-the-Square, Downtown Mural, Roanoke, Virginia.

In 1977, I was introduced to Dorothy by a fellow artist, Lyn Yeatts. From that fortunate introduction I found myself traveling up to New York City to visit Dorothy at her downtown studio. I had a great time revisiting New York City, I had lived there after graduating from college for a couple of years  and picking out the image with Dorothy that would grace our first Artemis cover.

Dorothy with her self-portrait in her Manhattan studio

This year’s 2020 Artemis cover will honor Dorothy with one of her images and collaborate with the Roanoke Taubman Museum of Art with a retrospective of Ms. Gillespie’s work, “Celestial Centennnial: The Art and Legacy of Dorothy Gillespie,” Saturday, April 4- July 26, 2020.

Artemis Launch 2020 – June 5th, 6:30pm Roanoke Taubman Museum of Art

Roanoke Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia

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