During the entire month of November the gallery will feature 17 poet/artist pairs from the inaugural PAM Jam 2020. A year ago Ancient City poets teamed up with artists from Butterfield Garage to work together and create art based on each others work. The resulting poems and works of art will be displayed together, complete with QR code access to multi media videos of the various collaborations put to music by local musicians.
For many of the participants, this cross disciplinary was a first. The “how” to approach the process was purposely undefined, encouraging each pair to explore uniquely, and has opened new creative pathways for many of the artists. Musicians were included at the end to explore introducing a third element, with the intention of having a PAM Jam live event to celebrate and present the creative results of all three.
Due to Covid concerns, the live performances and readings have been moved online. The poetry and art is on display at the gallery, and the three elements have been showcased in 18 unique videos that can be accessed with any smart phone in the gallery or on PAMJam’s website: https://pam-jam.com/st-augustine/staipamjam/
Ancient City Poets posted footage of the poets reading live during their virtual October poetry reading on the Ancient City Poets YouTube Channel. The October 2020 readings are the poems created for PAM Jam. The link to listen is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-q1EFSh27tyqmGpiSAu4Vw.
This unique exhibit will be on view the entire month of November from 11:00am – 5:00pm everyday at Butterfield Garage Gallery. Butterfield is located at 137 King Street, St. Augustine, Florida. They will be open for First Friday.
the opportunity to
let it sink in
—by Michael Henry Lee
image moon viewing by Nancy Hamlin-Vogler