Road Map

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Road Map: Poems, Paintings & Stuff

Journey along the way with your walking stick and a box of paints

"In a world of daily headlines that are gut-wrenching, it is amazing to read the beauty of the incidental,” exclaims Hugh Merrill. “Captures an inner journey which an artist must take...the tender pride of being a father. Whether our path is through the wide world or familiar backyard, there are reminders throughout this collection of fleeting opportunities to see the beauty surrounding us and perhaps add a bit through our own creations," writes reviewer Jan Rog. “A long and winding road” the Beatles sang, but this "Road Map" is a poetic journey through an American Artist's life well-lived!” declares Dr. Alice Hixson. With a keen eye for wisdom, wit, and historically hilarious self-portraits illustrating his travels, you'll want to grab a walking stick and join Kēvin for a globe-trekking adventure around the world from African Safari to the old family farm. You'll have a good time.

--Hugh Merrill, Artist, Lecturer, Poet

 

"Road Map reminds me of conversations I've enjoyed with Kevin. The images set in nature are delightful, yet I return to my favorites: a quick, elegant hummingbird in "The Visitor," and "Reflections While at Work" autumn's fallen leaves remind me of life's uncertainties. "White Room," captures an inner journey which an artist must take, and "Things I told my Boys," captures the tender pride of being a father. Original art also sets the tone for this engaging, fun book. Whether our path is through the wide world or familiar backyard, there are reminders throughout this collection of fleeting opportunities to see the beauty surrounding us and perhaps add a bit through our own creations. I hope you enjoy it as I have."

Jan Rog, Professor & Poetē

“A long and winding road” the Beatles sang, but this "Road Map" is a poetic journey through an American Artist's life well-lived. With a keen eye for wisdom, wit, and historically hilarious self-portraits illustrating his travels, you'll want to grab a walking stick and join Kēvin for a globe-trekking adventure from African Safari to the old family farm. You'll have a good time.

Kēvin Callahan, artist, hails from Drake University and both the Chicago and San Francisco Art Institutes with collections throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Kēvin Callahan is an “accidental poet” who often finds his poems in the everyday activities of yard work or romantic remembrances of a long and happy marriage. He is the author of many published short stories, poems, and a novel. He maintains a studio and gallery, the Elegant Line, in Parkville, MO, where he resides with his wife, Karen. His two grown sons are both accomplished artists. You can find more of Kēvin's artworkathttp://kevin-Callahan.artistwebsites.com

Callahan is an award-winning writer, poet, painter, sculptor, and photographer. His writings include one self-published novel, Morris’ Code, two anthologies of non-fiction short stories, A Prairie Wind Blowing Through My Head, a collection of stories about his youth on an Iowa farm, and Day Remembered, stories of his years in the field pursuing upland game. His fictional Chinese Checkers Run is an exciting adventure story of flight and pursuit. poems from Exurbia, Collected Works from 20014-2019

He has a BFA from Drake University, post-grad work at San Francisco Art Institute, Larry Abramson, The Ox-Bow School, Art Institute Chicago, and Phil Hanson/Michelle Grabner.

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