Emily Pittman Newberry announces the creation of the artists’ book Water in collaboration with Portland artist Shu-Ju Wang. This hand-made, limited edition book contains two poems by Emily under the title “Water Suite,” along with Shu-Ju’s evocative art. The main poem is a meditation on water as it transitions through rain and snow, and the way that the rest of nature interacts with these ever changing forms.
The whole set of 40 books will be on display in August at the Waterstone Gallery, 424 N.W. 12th Ave. In addition there will be an artists’ talk and poetry performance at 11 a.m. Sunday Aug. 17. Other talks and performances will be at the John Wilson Special Collections, Multnomah County Library, 810 S.W. 10th Ave., at 6 p.m. Sept. 10, and at Stonehenge Studios, 3508 S.W. Corbett Ave., at 7 p.m. Dec. 11.