The POETIC DIALOGUE PROJECT
an exhibition of collaborative works by artists and poets

CURATOR
Copyright© 2007 Beth Shadur.  All Rights Reserved.

Beth Shadur is an artist who has exhibited widely in solo and
group exhibitions in the United States and abroad, including at
the Art Institute of Chicago; the Drawing Center in New York
City; the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY; the Butler
Institute of Art in Youngstown, Ohio; and at the Colorado
Springs Art Museum, Colorado Springs, CO.  She has created
over 125 large public murals as public, private and community
art projects in both the United States and Great Britain.  She is
an Artist-in-Education for the Illinois Arts Council in Chicago,
IL.  She has taught and served as a visiting artist at many
colleges and universities, including Northwestern University,
Evanston, IL; Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville,
MO; and as a visiting artist and scholar at Paradise Valley
Community College in Scottsdale, AZ.  Shadur’s work appears
in many publications, books and catalogues, including
Twentieth Century Watercolors, Abbeville Press; The Special
Unit, Barlinnie Prison, Its Evolution Through Art, Third Eye
Centre, Glasgow, Scotland; Community Murals: The People’s
Art, Associated University Press, NJ; and Art and Cartography,
Art Institute of Chicago.  Her mural work in Barlinnie Prison,
Glasgow, Scotland is included in the archives of the Peoples
Palace Museum in Glasgow.  Shadur has lectured widely on
community arts in both the United States and abroad.  She has
curated several national exhibitions, including ‘The Poetic
Dialogue Project’, which originated at ARC Gallery in Chicago,
and has traveled throughout the United States. Recently,
Shadur presented at the International Conference on Arts in
Society in Edinburgh, Scotland, and her Poetic Dialogue Project
was published in the International Journal on Arts In Society,
from whom she received an honorary award for visual arts.  
Her curatorial work has included exhibitions on watercolor,
environmental issues, and international exchange exhibitions.
Shadur has been a Ragdale Fellow and a Thomas Watson Fellow
from Brown University, and served as Executive Director of
ARC Gallery, Chicago.   Her work is owned in many private and
public collections.  

For more information, go to
www.bethshadur.com
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