Category Archives: Plein Air Art

#Poetry Friday–Trees…

Happy Poetry Friday!  We are celebrating Trees this week, from a call for tree themed poetry from fellow poet, lover of nature, and blogger Christie Wyman. Christie is also hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup at her blog Wondering and … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Exhibit and Milkweed Poem

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m happy to share with you my painting and Summer Milkweed poem that will be included in the exhibit: Plant Medicine: Multi-Speciies Wellness in a Global City  Opening reception  Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm running … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–”I am the sound of…” & Summer Greeting Cards

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing a poem that I created from a clunker line that Linda Mitchell made available at her blog  A Word Edgewise, on her Poetry Friday Post last week. Many thanks Linda–I’ve had a busy week and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Roundup is Here–Celebrating Tracy K. Smith at the Chicago Public Library

Happy Poetry Friday–The Roundup is here! On Saturday, April 27, 2019, I had the privilege and honor of hearing Tracy K. Smith, our  22nd US Poet Laureate at the Chicago Public Library’s Poetry Fest. A compelling poet, she is as … Continue reading

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Register for Michelle Kogan’s Summer Art Classes

Figure study, © 2019 Michelle Kogan, watercolor pencil.   Register for one of my Summer Art Classes at the Evanston Art Center, they begin in one week, on June 10, 2019. I’m offering the following classes & workshops. For Registration … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Naomi Shihab Nye– “Kindness” & Nature

Milkweed, Hollyhock, Monarchs, Bee, and Dragonfly, © 2016 Michelle Kogan, watercolor and watercolor pencil. Happy Poetry Friday! Our Host this week is Mary Lee Hahn. Mary Lee is celebrating Naomi Shihab Nye–and asked us all to join in. I took … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Pondering…

Pondering, © 2019 Michelle Kogan, watercolor pencil,  after the sculpture Clytie, by William Henry Rinehart, 1872, Marble, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and my trip there. Happy Poetry Friday! Dani Graham Burtsfield is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup at her … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Peonies

Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been patiently waiting for the weather to warm. The flowering plants are waiting too… I’m sharing a dizain poem and painting about my peonies and their journey this spring. I learned about the dizain from Molly … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Mother’s Day & dandelions

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Almost Mother’s Day! I’m sharing  some small thoughts for Mom’s and nature… Elizabeth Steinglass is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup at her blog ELIZABETH STEINGLASS Poetry for Children and their Grownups, thanks for hosting … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Fleur de vigne

I’m dreaming about summer flowers and sunshine… LOST BUT FOUND Fleur de vigne went through the wash umpteen-some times shriveled email rescued at last contact reclaimed anecdote note photo those scraps else they’ll fade away… ©2019 Michelle Kogan   Happy … Continue reading

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