Professor, two students have poem, artwork published
December 1, 2017
A professor and two students from the UW-Stout School of Art
and Design have had their creative work on display locally, regionally and
A poem written by Assistant Professor Ursula Murray Husted
has been chosen for the Impressions series in Minneapolis-St. Paul. A painting
by student Lindsey Cherek was selected for the 1340Art Magazine blog. A print
by student Zion Guzman has been featured on the cover of Volume One, an Eau
Claire arts and entertainment magazine.
Ursula Murray Husted
Husted, an associate professor, wrote “Prometheus Waits for
the 21 Uptown.” The poem is one of 24 selected for the Impressions contest
sponsored by the St. Paul Almanac, a literary-focused arts organization.
More than 300 poems were submitted to the contest, and 24
were chosen. Six poems, paired with artwork by local artists, have been
released every three months during 2017 and displayed on Metro Transit buses and
trains for one month.
The latest grouping of six poems and artwork will be
unveiled at a public reception at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Western-U
Plaza, 360 University Ave.
Husted’s poem, with artwork by Andy Singer, a Minneapolis
a touch of my mittened finger
bug zapping space heaters burn yellow
at the 21 Uptown/84 Express bus stop on
the corner of Snelling and University.
I am a golden god: Prometheus the fire stealer,
Coyote making the moon.
Moth instincts denied by metal cages,
the waiting crowd ceases blowing on their hands.
The bank sign blinks 7:40 p.m. to -4 c and back again
with a click we are plunged into cold despair.
Frozen life smoke curling upward,
I push the button again.
Husted is program director for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in
entertainment design at UW-Stout.
Cherek, of Iola, is a senior majoring in studio art. Her
painting of poppies in a field was chosen for a blog published by 1340Art
Magazine, from the Netherlands, and is being considered for the international
In her art, Cherek “paints to understand and create dialogue
around the human experience of marginalized individuals. Her process involves
attention to light and space and the use of color to evoke emotion reflecting
her subject matter,” the blog said.
Guzman, of Presque Isle, is a senior majoring in studio art with
a concentration in printmaking. “A Sinking Feeling,” the cover art for the Nov.
29 issue of Volume One, is a multiblock woodcut relief print.
Guzman said he is inspired by “American traditional tattoo
flash, 1940’s superhero comic art and the indigenous culture of my Mexican
heritage. I create prints that are a reflection of me and all that inspires me.”
painting of poppies by student Lindsey Cherek was chosen for the
international 1340Art Magazine blog.Middle: The
poem “Prometheus Waits for the 21 Uptown” by UW-Stout Associate Professor
Ursula Murray Husted will be featured on Metro Transit buses and trains in
Minneapolis-St. Paul during December.
Sinking Feeling” by UW-Stout student Zion Guzman is on the cover of the Nov. 29
issue of Volume One arts and entertainment magazine.