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The Addiction and Art Download Gallery features artists' statements about the artwork to increase viewer understanding of the work. This page is devoted to adding a master poet's response to some of the same art in an attempt to add even more insight/meaning to the works.

Washington DC's poet extraordinaire, BRASH, has written poetry to accompany numerous Addiction and Art efforts. BRASH has poems for every work in the Addiction and Art book, written poems for all of the Addiction and Art works featured: in 2012 Annual Education Conference of the International Nurses Society on Addiction (Washington, DC), at the 2011 Frederick, Maryland Artomatic Addiction and Art show, and at the Blue Elephant Addiction and Art Exhibition in 2010 (Frederick, MD).

Watch this page for new artwork/poetry combinations and for a BRASH challenge to artists - coming in Spring 2014!


 

Addiction and Art

Poetry

 


A new recovery poem by Wally Balcerzak,
"Recovery : The Blessing of Life"

Poem by Wally Balcerzak

Click HERE to Download a PDF format copy.

(6/24/2016)


RECOVERY ART CHALLENGE

Closed February 1, 2015


Slide Show of Recovery Imags

 

The images in the slide show above are the entries.

Seven artists responded to our Recovery Art Challenge with 11 artworks.

Information about the Challenge and these important new artworks are found HERE.

(2/9/2015)


 

Poet BRASH responds to

Beth Krynick's work "Social Commentary #2"

Image by: Beth Krynick.  Poem by BRASH.

 

Research has shown that smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of pregnancy complications, premature delivery, still birth, low weight and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). We present a work addressing this topic by artist Beth Krynick accompanied by BRASH's poem "Kicks".

(7/19/2014)


 

Poet BRASH responds to Scott Gore's "The Respirator"

Image by: Scott Gore.  Poem by BRASH.

 

Heroin and substance abuse are no strangers, but recently heroin's ready access, low cost and pill-like high have put heroin addiction on a major rise across our country. We present a strong artwork by Scott Gore, accompanied by poignant words from the poet, BRASH for your contemplation.

(2/23/2014)


 

Poet BRASH responds to Cumings' "O Refills Left"

Image by: Derek Cummings.  Poem by BRASH.

 

Washington DC's poet extraordinaire, BRASH, has written poetry to accompany numerous Addiction and Art efforts. BRASH has poems for every work in the Addiction and Art book, written poems for all of the Addiction and Art works featured: in 2012 Annual Education Conference of the International Nurses Society on Addiction (Washington, DC), at the 2011 Frederick Maryland Artomatic Addiction and Art show, and at the Blue Elephant Addiction and Art Exhibition in 2010 (Frederick, MD).

Watch this site for a challenge to artists from BRASH in the future.

(2/1/2014)


 

Poet BRASH Responds to Addiction Artworks

Washington DC's poet extraordinaire, BRASH, has written poetry to accompany numerous Addiction and Art efforts. BRASH has poems for every work in the Addiction and Art book, written poems for all of the Addiction and Art works featured: in 2012 Annual Education Conference of the International Nurses Society on Addiction (Washington, DC), at the 2011 Frederick Maryland Artomatic Addiction and Art show, and at the Blue Elephant Addiction and Art Exhibition in 2010 (Frederick, MD).

At the start of a new year, we are pleased to announce that BRASH is allowing some of these poems to be part of this site. The first post is a powerful poem written to accompany Marie Balla's equally powerful work, "I'm Dying for a Smoke". More posts will appear on our site in the future. BRAVO BRASH and thank you!

BRASH poem and ”Im dying for a smoke„ Painting by Marie Balla

 

(1/1/2014)


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