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[BKARTS] bertha rogers exhibit to open at Delaware Co. Historical Association, Delhi, NY



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT DCHA, 607-746-3849
OR BY E-MAIL: dcha@xxxxxxxxx

DELAWARE COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION PRESENTS BERTHA ROGERS
EXHIBIT, "EVEN THE HEMLOCK: RELIQUARIES AND ILLUMINATIONS"

Delhi, NY -  The Delaware County Historical Association will present ?Even
the Hemlock: Reliquaries and Illuminations,? an interdisciplinary exhibit by Bertha
Rogers. The exhibit, for which Rogers was awarded both a Ludwig Vogelstein grant and
a New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant (administered in Delaware
County by the Roxbury Arts Group), explores life and landscape changes, expressed
through illuminations and artis'ts books and boxes and in poetry.  It will open in DCHA's
Elijah Thomas Gallery on September 1, with  a reception on Sunday, September 7,
from 3 - 5 p.m. During the reception, Ms. Rogers will give a gallery talk and reading of
her poetry, which is part of the exhibit. DCHA is open every day from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
        Rogers?s visual art has been shown in more than 200 juried exhibits and in solo
shows throughout the US, among them New York City?s Steve Bush Gallery, Plieades
Gallery, and the New York Public Library; in New York State, at the Old Forge Library,
the Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, the Erpf Catskill Center, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn;
AAO Gallery, Buffalo; the Walt Meade Gallery at Roxbury Arts Group; the Upper
Catskills Community Council on the Arts, Oneonta; Mountaintop Gallery, Windham;
Greene County Council on the Arts Gallery, Hudson; Kleinert Gallery, Woodstock;
Washington and Jefferson College, PA; Matrix Arts, CA; The New Art Forum, MA; the
University of Delaware; Abilene Fine Arts Museum, TX; and Rutgers University Gallery,
NJ.
        The poems and critical reviews of Bertha Rogers have appeared in such
journals as Many Mountains Moving, The Macguffin, Connecticut Review, Laurel
Review, Karamu, Nimrod International journal of Prose and Poetry, Chelsea, Pivot,
Yankee, PoetryBay, and Barrow Street; and in several anthologies. Her poetry
collections include Sleeper, You Wake (Edwin Mellen, 1991), For the Girl Buried in the
Peat Bog (Six Swans Artists Editions, 1999), and A House of Corners, winner of the
Maryland State Poetry Literary Society and Review Competition (Three Conditions
Press, Baltimore, MD, 2000). Her translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic, Beowulf, was
published in 2000 (Birch Brook Press, Delhi, NY), and her interdisciplinary ?Beowulf?
exhibits with readings and workshops toured the East in 2001 and 2002.
        Rogers has held residency fellowships at the MacDowell Colony, the Millay
Colony for the Arts, Caldera Artists Colony, Hedgebrook Foundation for Women
Writers, Hawthornden Castle International Writers Retreat (Scotland), and the Julia and
David White Artists Colony (Costa Rica). In October 2001 she represented the US at
the International Poetry Festival in Trois Rivières, Quebec. In 2002, her poem
?Rhomboid? was named winner of PhiloPhonema?s International Lyric Recovery Poem
Competition by Alfred Corn, judge, and was published in the ?Rain of One Ocean?
Anthology (Headwaters Press, NYC,
2003).
        From 1999 through 2001 she served on the New York State Council on the Arts
Literature Panel. She is the founding director and editor in chief of Bright Hill Press and
administrator of the New York State Council on the Arts Literary Curators web site,
http://www.nyslittree.org} She has been, for many years, a poet and visual artist in
residence in regional and downstate schools and colleges, including Hartwick College,
in Oneonta. She is an artist member of NY's Center for Book Arts and the Guild of Book
Workers, as well as PEN and the Poetry Society of America.
        DCHA is located on New York State Route 10, north of Delhi. For information,
call 607-746-3849 or e-mail dcha@xxxxxxxxxx
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