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Write Around PAM: Rick Bartow

Writing continues to be a powerful way to engage with, and be inspired by, visual art. This week, we invite you to spend some time with Quiet One by Rick Bartow and see what stories it evokes for you. Before or after you write, take some time to learn about Bartow’s life and art.⠀

We have some prompts to help you get started. You can choose one, both or follow your own adventure. Set a timer for 12 minutes and just keep the pen moving.

I spread my wings… / Under the stars…

Writing in community is powerful. We are grateful to our longtime partner Write Around Portland for the writing prompts and inspiration. You can revisit previous posts, which started in May and look for continuing weekly posts through August. Please share your work with us! @writearoundpdx @portlandartmuseum #RespectWritingCommunity#WriteAroundPAM #rickbartow

Rick Bartow, Quiet One, 2013, acrylic on panel, Museum Purchase: Funds provided by bequest of Elizabeth Cole Butler by exchange, © Courtesy of the artist and Froelick Gallery, 2014.16.1