Good Day

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Cover of Good Day book

 

To visit Gale & Bob’s Good Day website, click on the image to the left, which shows the cover of our art book published in 2014.

 

For background information on Bob & Gale’s collaboration, scroll down and continue reading.

 

 


Bob & Gale’s Good Day Project

Poet Bob Komives and visual artist Gale Whitman have many things in common, including living on the same street in Fort Collins, Colorado. These neighbors have collaborated on an art book that highlights their common interests, and is the product of the inspiration each has drawn from the other.

To order a copy of Gale & Bob’s art book, Good Day: Poetry & Images for Seasons of Optimism, just click here.

Gale Whitman - Prairie Dog - Bob Komives

Gale Whitman and Bob Komives with Gale’s prairie dog painting

Komives has lived in Fort Collins since 1977. He has read his poetry at many venues around Fort Collins and elsewhere, including Budapest, Hungary. Bob’s poetry can be found on-line at http://komivesianpoetics.blogspot.com/ .

Whitman has called Fort Collins ‘home’ since 1991. She was a member of the Poudre Studio Artists from 2008-2014 in the Art Center of Fort Collins.  Her current studio is in Old Town at 155 N. College. Gale has done several Art in Public Places projects and has illustrated a children’s picture book.

The ‘Good Day Project’ takes its name from Komives’ poem “Good Day, Passers-By” which he wrote from the perspective of the prairie dog — still common to the Fort Collins area. Whitman found a nice ring in “Good Day;” Bob has for years been inspired by Gale’s art; both strive to be optimists. Hence, their excitement for this collaborative effort. 

The first public exhibition of the Komives-Whitman joint venture was at Mugs Coffee Lounge at 309 West Laurel Street in Fort Collins.  Bob’s poems were paired with Gale’s paintings on the coffee shop walls during the months of July and August 2013.  A public reception and poetry reading was held Sunday, August 4, 2013.

The next Good Day event was at Mugs Coffee Lounge (this time at 261 S. College Avenue in Fort Collins) on Thursday, June 19, 2014.  It was the Launch Party, where Bob and Gale’s Community Funded campaign went live.  Gale’s paintings were again paired with Bob’s poetry on the coffee shop walls upstairs during the month of June 2014.  

Following their successful Community Funded campaign which raised over $5000, Bob and Gale assembled their poems and paintings, respectively, into a full color 64-page art book titled Good Day: Poetry and Images for Seasons of Optimism.  The first shipment of books arrived in Fort Collins on December 8, 2014.  

Click here to order a copy of Good Day for yourself!

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