In conjunction with the upcoming Newport Library tour of Rick Bartow's literary drawings and paintings comes Merridawn Duckler's play, "Rick Bartow: In Spirit" directed by Marc Maislen. "Rick Bartow: In Spirit" brings the mythology of this artist to our lives and is about Rick's fictional meeting with three inspirational figures in his life - Bertholt Brecht, A.E. Houseman and Emily Dickinson.
These three literary figures were chosen from Rick's drawings and paintings of Edgar Allan Poe, John Steinbeck, Carl Sandburg, Joseph Conrad, Brecht, Robert Bridges, Tolstoi, W.H. Auden, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Houseman, Elinor Wylie, William Emerson, T.S. Eliot, A.C. Swinburne and Ms. Dickinson. With support from the Oregon Coast Council on the Arts, the full collection will be on loan from the Newport Library in an exhibit in the Performing Arts Center lobby before they begin a statewide library tour.
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