Sedona AZ (March 17, 2016) – Pumphouse Poetry and prose is pleased to begin their fifth season Friday, March 25th from 5 to 630 with local artist and poet Honshin. His poetry readings from his gallery in Tlaquapaque have become First Friday highlights. Those who saw Honshin perform duringJune of last year at the Pumphouse were treated to a delightful joyous talk about beauty and art in the scenic Pumphouse setting beneath the giant sycamore trees. Friends who follow Honshin on Facebook are often delighted by the way he combines his poetry with his painting.
In a town full of colorful characters Honshin has earned a reputation as one of the most colorful and one of the most likable. Nicholas Kirsten Honshin’s art and poetry are a reflection of his experience with ancient Eastern spiritual practices and the philosophies of Christianity, Tibetan Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, and ancient Mesoamerican cultures. His work is a mythic amalgamation of ancient healing symbols, practices, and present trends in spirituality, science and nature. Profoundly influenced by the Northwest Mystic School, a legacy passed to him by his father Daiensai Kuden Bonseki Dojin and the other acclaimed artists of this period that he grew up surrounded by their work, Honshin sees art as a form of spiritual quest.
Award winning poet Elizabeth Oakes has also promised to share some of the poetry from her newest chapbook. Since she and her husband John moved to Sedona. “Libby” has become a whirlwind of activity in the Sedona literary scene. Musical guest for the Pumphouse Poetry and Project Show of the season will be Gary Scott. A Dory Records studio musician in the 60’s, Scott released several charting singles. Audience members always enjoy his high spirited rock and roll.
Come join us as the Pumphouse Poetry and Prose Project begins its fifth season with a lovely reading by Honshin, on Friday March 25th, from 5-630 pm. Pumphouse readings take place on the steps of the old historic pumphouse at the southernmost end of the Creekside Plaza parking lot, just north of Tlaquapaque, beneath the shade of the giant sycamore trees. Pumphouse sponsors include Trailhead Tea, Cocopah North, Elizabeth Oakes and are hosted by Gary Every.