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Reflections on Rane: 11 poets respond to American painter Bill Rane

Bill Rane Gallery, Taos NM, September 2007

Invited to participate with 10 other American poets in Ekphrasis exhibition and performance honoring the work of American artist, Bill Rane. I wrote the poem Ascending in response to Bill’s painting, Man, Woman, Horse.

Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) 2007 Summer Writer’s Series

Taos, NM, August 2007

Featured poet, along with author John Nichols, for Joint Benefit for SOMOS and DreamTree Youth Shelter at The Harwood Museum of Art.

Verse-Converse, Plaza Theatre and Open Hearth Arts Poetry event

Taos Plaza, Taos, NM, September 2007

Featured poet to support performance poetry and community development in Taos, NM.

Where Spirit Dwells Exhibition

The Grand Bohemian Gallery of The El Monte Sagrado Resort, Taos, NM, July 2007

Reading of poems selected from collaborations with photographer Lenny Foster, with combined show of poems and photographs exhibited in The Grand Bohemian Gallery of the El Monte Living Resort through August of 2007.

The Youth Mentorship Program, Society of The Muse of The Southwest (SOMOS)

Taos, NM Youth and Family Center, Tuesday February 20, 2007 – 5:30 pm

Dora presents her Arts and Activism Original Workshop: Exploring the use of music as a medium for social and political change, in terms of the peace movement, civil rights, gay and lesbian rights, and Native American Indian rights. Musicians to explore include Michael Franti and Spearhead, U2, Patty Griffin, Elton John and Robbie Robertson. We will also explore how your voice can positively influence your community, and a number of creative writing and poetry exercises. Offered to mentors and mentees in the Youth Mentorship Program and the general public.

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