Art celebrates Calyx anniversary


Work by women artists associated with the feminist publishing house and literary journal, Calyx, is on display at the Center through November. The exhibit, part of Calyx’s 30th anniversary celebration, includes paintings, etchings, photographs, lithographs and prints by 13 local and regional artists.

The work of many of the artists has been featured on the cover of the journal and on the covers of books published by Calyx. Local artists are Greta Ashworth, Katherine Brooksforce, Kristina Kennedy Daniels, Nancy Hagood, Susan Johnson, and Chi Meredith. Artists from the Seattle area include Gail Tremblay, Shelly Corbett, Meredith Jenkins, and Leah Kosh. Also included in the show are works by Ashland artist Betty LaDuke, Portland based artists Angelita Surmon and Willa Schneberg, as well as Pennsylvania based artist Louise LaFond.

Kristina Daniels’ art work has been on the covers of Calyx Journal, and the novels Into the Forest by Jean Hegland, Second Sight by Rickey Gard Diamond, Ginseng and Other Tales from Manila by Marianne Villanueva, Four Figures in Time by Patricia Grossman, and Idleness is the Root of All Love by Ilze Mueller.

Shelly Corbett’s art, including “Lost Equilibrium,” has been on the covers of Details of Flesh by Cortney Davis, and A Fierce Brightness. Louise LaFond’s art “Saddam the Snake” was on the cover of the first edition of Black Candle by Chitra Divakaruni. Leah Kosh’s art has been on the cover of Calyx and on the cover of Open Heart by Judith Sornberger. Gail Tremblay’s art is on the cover of Indian Singing, a book of her poetry and art. Works by Meredith Jenkins, Betty LaDuke, and Chi Meredith have been featured on the covers of Calyx.