Poetry is its own art form. I’ve been writing poetry since high school. I draw inspiration from many sources that speak to me. The turtle in peril crossing the road. My 15-year-old dog at the end of her journey. Spaghetti at midnight.
Similarly, Kate Rasche, the director for The George Marshall Store Gallery in York, Maine, also draws inspiration from that which is around her. And this time it happens to be poetry.
Rasche, a local York girl and trained artist herself, perfectly married the subject of the poem, “Spring Tide” with the theme for her current show, “No Small Thing.” She said that “No Small Thing” is a love letter to the Maine landscape. During the deepest part of winter, as she impatiently waited for warmer weather, she happened across the poem by poet, educator and environmentalist Nancy Nielsen. The poem speaks to the deliberate pace and path of nature, of accepting our relative inability to shape its course, and concludes with embracing those which interrupts life and finding beauty therein.
So, Rasche wanted to create a show that reflects that sentiment and celebrates a little bit of what makes Maine so magical.