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The Meetbox micro-residence: Tamara Jelača (6 – 13 June)

The Meetbox is hosting one-week micro-residence for local artists. It is a great way to give to the artists a space to work and present their art, but also for public to be introduced to local art scene, to meet artists and see them working on their newest artworks.

In the period from 6th to 13th June, artist in residence was Tamara Jelača. She was working on her embroidery for a design of the music album cover for 3-piece composition for piccolo titled “Shakespeare’s Winks”, composed by Argentinian composer and pianist Juan María Solare

Tamara Jelača ‘s embroidered illustration

Tamara Jelača has a two-weeks display in Droitwich Library, from 2 April until 16 April. She chose to show her small-format embroidery that was part of the series of illustrations for contemporary American poetry. The piece is inspired by Louis Simpsons famous poem “American Poetry”. Simpson described a poem like a silver mine. Silver does not usually sit on the top of the earth to be grabbed by any prospector. The miner needs to dig, excavate, and search for precious metal. Poetry requires the reader to do the same. For me, a poem is like a tornado. Like a powerful swoosh of ink, words and meanings.