Ekphrastic Poetry at Gallery Saint Asaph – December 8 to January 7, 2024
Poems written about Art
Christina E. Johnson, Quilting
Cathleen Cohen, Watercolors
December 8, 2023 – January 7, 2024
Opening Reception: Friday, December 8, 2023, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Gallery Saint Asaph
27 Conshohocken State Road
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
M-F, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM or by appointment
Main Line School Night: Jump Into Poetry – October 4 to November 1, 2023
Join us to enjoy the pleasures of reading and writing poems. Whether you are a first-time poet or have a writing practice, this class offers the chance to learn more. With mutual support, we will explore the work of different poets and experiment with a few techniques. This is a chance to express your individual styles and interests, to listen to your inner voices. Taught by Montgomery County's 2019 Poet Laureate Cathleen Cohen.
Dates: October 4 - November 1, 2023
Main Line School Night
260 Gulph Creek Road
Radnor, PA 19087
Cerulean Arts’ 11th Annual Juried Exhibition June 21 – July 23, 2023
Cerulean Arts' 11th Annual Juried Exhibition June 21 – July 23, 2023
In-Person Reception: Saturday, June 24, 2023, 2 – 5 PM
Featuring Artists: Bianca Bernier · Kenneth Blahut · Cathleen Cohen · Virginia Conover · Kathy Davis · Jennifer Domal · Tracy Finn · Sarah Granett · Gary Grissom · Nicholas Harris · Melissa Husted-Sherman · Jane Jacobson · Sandra Koberlein · Marlis Kraft · Andie Olson · Catherine Passante · Paul Plumadore · Fidelina Potosnak · Elayne Prince · Kyle Ramseur · James Rapone · Robert Reinhardt · Sherry Rossini · Sheryl Southwick · Judy Terrivel · David Tothero · Janine Dunn Wade · Cindy Winnick · Lauren Yandell · Robert Zurer
Exhibition Jurors: Bill Perthes, The Bernard C. Watson Director of Adult Education at the Barnes Foundation
Tongues Shaped Like Hearts: Experimenting with Poetry and Visual Art – June 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2023
“Pray in the tongues / that are shaped like harps”
Tongues Shaped Like Harps: Experimenting with Poetry and Visual Art – Zoom
June 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
Hosted by Ritualwell
Cerulean Arts Collective Members' Exhibitions May 10 – June 4, 2023
Cerulean Arts Collective Members' Exhibitions May 10 – June 4, 2023
Featuring: Cathleen Cohen, Susan K. D'Alessio, Ginny Perry, Mary Powers-Holt and Ian Wagner
In-Person Reception: Saturday, May 13, 2023, 2 – 5 PM
Cerulean Arts Gallery Hours:
Saturday & Sunday 12 PM - 6 PM
Let The Record Show (Reception) — Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 6:00 PM ET
Thursday, April 20, 2023
The Yard Philadelphia 21 S 11th St Philadelphia, PA 19107
Join us at The Yard on April 20, from 6 - 8 PM, for the public reception of InLiquid's latest satellite exhibition, Let the Record Show.
From March 25 - July 20, 2023, InLiquid is proud to present Let the Record Show, highlighting the work of 4 artists across various disciplines. Learn more about the show HERE.
Let The Record Show what we saw, what we saved, what we found important. Let The Record Show that we were here. Records can come in all shapes and sizes, from renowned places like the Library of Congress, to our personal archives of mementos and memories accumulated over time. These can reveal patterns, allow for reflection, or serve as bittersweet reminders of days past. In Let The Record Show, through unique processes artists Cathleen Cohen, Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, Donna Quinn, and Candace Karch reflect on what we as humans choose to commemorate.
Hosted by InLiquid
Moonstone Arts Center Virtual Poetry Reading — Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
Thursday, March 30, 2023
About the Poets
Betti E. Kahn, a Pushcart Prize Nominee, is a recipient of both the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and CBE grant, (the latter, Pew Trust Funded) among other awards. Her poems have appeared in Harrisburg Review, Philadelphia Poets, Bridges a Jewish Feminist Journal, Philadelphia Stories, Mad Poets Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, and Tupelo Press Online Poetry Project and many other journals.
Hiram Larew's poems have appeared recently in Poetry South, Iowa Review, The Short of It, San Antonio Review and Honest Ulsterman. His most recent collection, Patchy Ways, was released in 2023 from CyberWit Press. And, he founded Poetry X Hunger as well as The Voices of Woodlawn. www.HiramLarewPoetry.com and www.PoetryXHunger.com
Open Reading Follows
Hosted by Moonstone Arts Center
Conversations in Art with Cathleen Cohen (Online) — Fridays, February 10-24, 2023
Join this online workshop series on ekphrasis – responding to art through spontaneous writing. Learn some quick techniques to deepen your connection to artworks on view at Cerulean Arts Gallery, as well as your own artwork. We’ll explore and share observations, questions and personal meaning, following this time-honored practice. This workshop will take place online, live via Zoom.
3 weeks, Fridays, February 10 – 24
12 PM – 1 PM ET
Register by: February 3**Sign-up with a friend and receive a 10% discount! Use the promo code F23Class8 at checkout
Souls Shot Portrait Project at Beth Am Israel — on view through January 31, 2023
Returning to Beth Am Israel featuring portraits created by artists who were paired with families and friends of victims of gun violence.
The exhibition will open for visitors beginning Monday, December 19 during normal business hours (9:00am until 5:00pm Monday through Thursday; 9:00am until 3:00pm on Fridays) or by appointment.
Beth Am Israel
Painting and Poetry Course (Online) w/ Cathleen Cohen — November 29, 2022 to December 20, 2022
Penn Studio School of Art Fall Online Classes & Workshops 2022 | Painting and Poetry Course (Online) w/ Cathleen Cohen
Do you jot down ideas while painting … only to leave them in your journal? Or put off writing an artist statement until the last minute? Do you search for titles for your work? Even if you’ve never written a poem before, this class will expand your artmaking process...
November 29 to December 20 (Tuesdays), 10 AM to 1 PM, EST
Hosted by Penn Studio School of Art
Women — Burning Bright Podcast S.3 E.2
Presented by Passager. Burning Bright Podcast hosted by Jon Shorr.
Four poems about women, featuring Laurie Barton, Cathleen Cohen, Dianne Woods Ashley and Laura Secord.
Burning Bright is a weekly podcast, presenting poetry and prose by writers over 50. Hosted by Jon Shorr.
Sisters in the Name of Poetry — QLPOR Podcast S.5 E.205
Presented by Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio
Noted poets Alyson Shore Adler, Kathy Barham, Cathleen Cohen, and Christina E. Johnson read poems that touch on topics such as the "now," social concerns, the power of nature, influences, and mortality. They also share poetry focusing on life's "lighter" side since resilience is also important. To read the poets' bios→
Where Art Meets the Line (Take 2) — Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 7:00 PM ET
Hear from poets who integrate poetry with arts, who write poems inspired by the own art, who create art inspired by their own poetry, or who use the same energy to create poetry and art. Cathleen Cohen, Carole Falk, Alexandra "Zan" Delaine Hailey (presented by Cathy Hailey), Luisa A. Igloria, Terry Cox Joseph, and Jenna Veazey will share and discuss their work.
Artists Honoring Victims of Gun Violence — The Souls Shot Portrait Project April 28, 2022 – July 15, 2022
He Shows You He Loves You Before He Tells You, Portrait of Kaylin Johnson by Cathleen Cohen
The City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) presents Artists Honoring Victims of Gun Violence – The Souls Shot Portrait Project, a multi-media exhibition organized by The Souls Shot Portrait Project (SSPP), an effort linking artists with victim’s families to create portraits that memorialize the lives lost and tragically altered due to gun violence. The exhibit features 36 portraits by 28 artists from the Philadelphia region, and is presented on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Floors of City Hall. Visitors are asked to sign in at the Northeast corner entrance.
April 28, 2022 - July 15, 2022
Philadelphia City Hall
2nd, 3rd, and 4th Floors
Poetry: Caring for Self and Community with Cathleen Cohen — Friday, May 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET
During these pandemic years, many of us have had a steady diet of worry and isolation amid a concern for ourselves and loved ones, for safety and justice in the world. Deeply observing our daily moments and listening within can give rise to moving and authentic poetry. Together we will experiment in this workshop with writing activities that can help sustain us and strengthen connections. By noting the sacred in daily moments, we can move to write about hopes and concerns for the world. We will build community in a safe environment.
Please join us in this workshop, whether you have a regular writing practice or never wrote a poem before! We will find inspiration in reading others’ poetry and writing our own.
Friday, May 13, 2022, 10:00 AM ET
$50.00 – Program Price, includes lunch
Painting and Poetry with Cathleen Cohen — Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET
Do you jot down writings as you paint? Or maybe you have an ongoing writing practice. Join poet and artist Cathleen Cohen and explore the link between painting and poetry. Deepen and expand your creative process even if you've never written a poem before! Make your artist statement more engaging! Draw and paint with watercolor and write in response to helpful prompts in a supportive environment. Examine how artists like Jean Arp, Kenneth Patchen and Wassily Kandinsky linked the written word and visual art. All levels welcome. view/download materials list
Note: this workshop will be held outside in the Cerulean Arts private parking lot, under a tent. Masks will be required.
Saturday, April 23, 10:00 AM ET (Rain date: Sunday, April 24)
Painting and Poetry with Cathleen Cohen (In-Person/Outdoors) $80
Cerulean Arts Collective April 6, 2022 – May 1, 2022
Featuring Exhibitions by Collective Members:
Reception: Saturday, April 9, 2022 2 – 5 PM
New Poems with Cathleen Cohen & Faith Paulsen — Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 7:00 PM EST
Hosted by Main Point Books
Painting and Poetry with Cathleen Cohen (ONLINE) — Saturday and Sunday, January 29 & 30, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET
Do you jot down writings as you paint? Or maybe you have a ongoing writing practice. Join poet and artist Cathleen Cohen in this live Zoom workshop and explore the link between painting and poetry. Deepen and expand your creative process, even if you've never written a poem before! Paint and write in response to helpful prompts in a supportive environment. Examine how artists like Jean Arp, Kenneth Patchen and Wassily Kandinsky linked the written word and visual art. Some experience with drawing and painting recommended.
Painting and Poetry with Cathleen Cohen (ONLINE) $95
Registration Deadline: January 23, 2022
Hosted by Cerulean Arts
Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Proudly Presents Cathleen Cohen — Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET
Join host Michael Anthony Ingram for an interview with Sparks and Disperses author Cathleen Cohen.
Cathleen Cohen was the 2019 Poet Laureate of Montgomery County, PA. A painter and teacher, she founded the We the Poets program at ArtWell, an arts education non-profit in Philadelphia (theartwell.org). Her poems appear in journals such as Apiary, Baltimore Review, Cagibi, East Coast Ink, 6ix, North of Oxford, One Art, Passager, Philadelphia Stories, Rockvale Review and Rogue Agent. Camera Obscura (chapbook, Moonstone Press), appeared in 2017 and Etching the Ghost (Atmosphere Press), 2021. She received the Interfaith Relations Award from the Montgomery County PA Human Rights Commission and the Public Service Award from the National Association of Poetry Therapy. Her paintings are on view at Cerulean Arts Gallery (ceruleanarts.com).
Official Poetry Book Launch for "Sparks and Disperses" by Cathleen Cohen, "Broken on The Wheel" by Barbara Costas-Biggs, and "Careful Cartography" by Devon Bohm — Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 6:00 PM CT
Cornerstone Press 2021
This free virtual event will be hosted by select Cornerstone Press staff members and feature all three authors. There will be three separate readings by each author of their poetry collection. The readings will be followed by a questions/answer section where each author will be asked questions about their poetry, their writing processes, and their experience with Cornerstone Press. This launch will take the form of a Zoom Webinar and will be held Thursday, November 18th, at 6 PM CST.
Register and/or submit author questions here, a link will be sent out via email to join the webinar before the launch.
Hosted by Cornerstone Press
Gathering Sparks: A Poetry Reading with Cathleen Cohen & Hila Ratzabi — Monday, November 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET
Gathering Sparks: A Poetry Reading with Cathleen Cohen & Hila Ratzabi
This virtual event is free and open to all. To register, click here.
Join Ritualwell to celebrate the release of Cathleen Cohen’s new book of poetry, Sparks and Disperses. This book explores issues of fracture, healing, and creation; the challenges of poverty, isolation, and the pandemic; and how we can find meaning and joy through artmaking. She will be joined by poet Hila Ratzabi. After the reading, they will have a conversation on the artistic process, a Q&A, and an interactive writing prompt for attendees.
Hosted by Ritualwell
Virtual Poetry Reading featuring Charles Carr, Cathleen Cohen and Faith Paulsen — Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET
Virtual Poetry Reading with Charles Carr, Cathleen Cohen and Faith Paulsen
Meeting ID: 843 0832 9737 – Passcode: 678146
Charles Carr is author of paradise, pennsylvania, and Haitian Mudpies & Other Poems (Moonstone Arts 2012). A Philadelphian, he was educated at LaSalle and Bryn Mawr College and worked in social and community development services for 45 years. Charles has been active in raising funds for various missions and organizations serving the poorest of the poor In Haiti. In 2007, Charles was The Mad Poets Review First Prize Winner for his poem “Waiting To Come North.” For five years Charles was the host of the Moonstone Poetry series at Fergie’s Pub. Since 2016 he has been the host of Philly Loves Poetry a monthly broadcast on Philly Cam. He has read poems in the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin Ireland as part of international 100,000 Poets For Peace.
Cathleen Cohen, author of Camera Obscura (Moonstone Press, 2017) and Etching the Ghost (forthcoming). She was the 2019 Poet Laureate of Montgomery County, PA. A painter and teacher, she founded the We the Poets program at ArtWell, an arts education non-profit in Philadelphia. Her poems appear in Apiary, Baltimore Review, Cagibi, East Coast Ink, 6ix, North of Oxford, Passager, Philadelphia Stories, Rockvale Review, Rogue Agent, She received the Interfaith Relations Award from the Montgomery County PA Human Rights Commission and the Public Service Award from National Association of Poetry Therapy. Her artwork is on view at Cerulean Arts Gallery.
Faith Paulsen is author of A Color Called Harvest, We Marry, We Bury, We Sing or We Weep (runner-up in Moonstone’s 2020 chapbook contest), and forthcoming, Cyanometer. Her poetry and prose have appeared in many venues including One Art, Ghost City Press, Seaborne, Book of Matches, Thimble Literary Magazine, Evansville Review, Mantis, Psaltery and Lyre, and Terra Preta. Her work has also been anthologized in collections such as 50/50: Poems & Translations by Womxn over 50 (QuillsEdge). She has been nominated for a Pushcart. For more information, please check her website at https://www.faithpaulsenpoet.com/.
Hosted by Moonstone Arts Center
Virtual Reading featuring Kathy Barham and Cathleen Cohen — November 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET
Mad Poets 1st Wednesdays - Barham and Cohen on 11/3
An open mic will follow. Hosted by Sibelan Forrester.
To register for this Zoom event, click HERE.
Katherine Barham received an MFA from Warren Wilson Program for Writers, and her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Drunken Boat, Spillway, Mad Poets Review, Hubbub, North of Oxford (January, 2021). Katherine’s chapbook, From the Familiar, was published by Moonstone Press in 2015, and her book How It Shone appeared in 2020 from Atmosphere Press. Katherine is a retired high school English teacher and currently resides in Rose Valley, PA, birdwatching with her cat Elliott.
Cathleen Cohen was the 2019 Poet Laureate of Montgomery County, PA. A poet, painter and teacher, she created the We the Poets program for children (theartwell.org.) Her poems appear in journals such as Apiary, Baltimore Review, Cagibi, East Coast Ink, North of Oxford, One Art Journal, Passager, Philadelphia Stories, Rockvale Review, Rogue Agent and Toho Journal. She authored Camera Obscura (Moonstone Press, 2017), Etching the Ghost (Atmosphere Press, 2021) and Sparks and Disperses (Cornerstone Press, forthcoming 2021.) Her artwork is on view at Cerulean Arts Gallery (ceruleanarts.com) and cathleencohenart.com.
Hosted by Mad Poets Society
Etching the Ghost: A Poetry Reading and Gathering — Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET
Etching the Ghost: A Poetry Reading and Gathering with Cathleen Cohen
Virtual Poetry Reading — Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET
Featuring Readings By:
Alyson Shore Adler
with host Larry Robin
Meeting ID: 843 0832 9737 Passcode: 678146 Phone: 1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Hosted by Moonstone Arts Center
110A South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Cerulean Arts Collective December 9, 2020 – January 10, 2021
Featuring Exhibitions By:
Fran Lightman Gibson
Virtual Reception & Artists' Talk:
Saturday, December 12th at 2:00 PM
2022 Eclipse Gallery, Lansdale, PA
2019 Caesura Festival, Camphill Soltane, Glenmoore, PA
2019 St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, N. Wales, PA
2017-Current Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2015 Ladies Night: Connecting Women Through Art and Dialogue, InLiquid, Philadelphia, PA
Adler Silber Associates
2010-2016 Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY
Children’s Village, New York, NY, permanent collection
For a full list of past shows, click here.