Artists Personal Exchange
This short video, in which I make a cameo, celebrates Apex, or Artists Personal Exchange. Since about 2018, I’ve been a regular participant in Apex, led by Marko Coady, in Redmond, Washington. It’s a monthly salon, where artists of all sorts gather to share whatever we’re working on. This could be photography, painting, poetry, ceramics, collage, music, or any of dozens more obscure and mainstream arts. We have one rule—no criticism. The group has a Facebook page, and attendance at meetings has ranged from 20 to 35 artists each month. In pandemic times, we’ve met via Zoom, which has enabled the easy screen-sharing of photography, video, and art, instead of schlepping canvases or sometimes delicate creations to SoulFood Coffeehouse, our meeting location before the lockdown (where I have also run SoulFood Poetry Night every month since 2006). At each meeting I’ve been amazed at the creativity and versatility of all of Apex’s talented participants.