2013, 2014 & 2015
For three years, Broadsided partnered with the Moscow Arts Commission to put collaborations by local and Broadsided artists and writers onto public transit.
For our 3rd-annual collaboration between the Moscow Arts Commission and Broadsided Press, we featured selected work by national poets who are members of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)—which is holding its national convention in Moscow the week of June 22nd—in conversation with juried work by local visual artists. This year’s project also features a special-edition broadside of Moscow’s newly elected Poet Laureate, Tiffany Midge, with art by local artist Ryan Law.
From June 9th-23rd, broadsides of visual art and poetry by local and national artists were on the buses and in the Transit Center of Moscow, Idaho. Eight local visual artists and poets were featured: George Wray’s “The Swimmer” with Ron McFarland’s “The Lover of Lakes”; Nelson Duran’s “Love Elida” with David Thacker’s “Sleeping Late in a Duplex in Moscow, Idaho”; Lynne Haagensen’s “Moving On” with Warren Bromley-Vogel’s “Poem”; and Valerie Boydo’s “Coyote Dreams” with Alexandra Teague’s “Coyotes.”
Our first foray into public transit took place in Moscow, Idaho in the summer of 2013.
The Moscow Arts Commission put forth a call for submissions, asking artists to submit work in response to a poem by nationally-acclaimed poet Robert Wrigley, who happens to live in Moscow. The poem, “Spring Is Here,” is from his just-released book, Anatomy of Melancholy and Other Poems.
Two local artists’s submissions, Kat Clancy and Stacy Isenbarger, were chosen for postcards, posters, and the Broadsided Press July, 2013 collaboration.
Along with these, Broadsides created by University of Idaho Students were also made into a series of postcards/trading cards—one for each bus in Moscow—and posters—for the transit station.