Beth Wellington a Marketing Manager by day and in her heart at all times a poet, artist and jewelry designer, is represented by the City Arts Gallery in San Francisco, which is a cooperative over 100 artists. It was as a street poet with typewriter poised to do impromptu works for passers by that led to her exhibit on love letters. The show was called Love Letters Written and Unwritten, and its presentation was 60 of her poems fastened to ribbons and displayed in the window of the gallery. She was surprised at the zeal with which viewers surveyed this presentation, at how they engaged with the work. I was not in the least surprised. Many of the words given to her as a starting point for her poems revolved around love and relationships. And, love, as you have surely heard, is what makes the world go ‘round.
Beth’s creative core coupled with her practical faculty generates art you can take into your daily life. I invite you to listen to Beth read some of her poems, talk about honest expression of affection, love and what it takes to put yourself out there on the street with naught but an old fashioned typewriter, a smile on her face and an open heart. Her approach to life and love is one of courage, her candor and humor heartwarming, and her attitude an assurance that offering love is a plus to any life.