Patrick Vincent: The Clouds We Share

MCBA Outlook Gallery
April 22 – July 22, 2023
Reading & Closing Reception: Sat, July 22, 11am–1pm
Free and open to the public


The Clouds We Share is a display of letterpress-printed poems submitted by Minnesota artists. Patrick Vincent organized and printed the poems in wood type using the Goldsmith Type collection at Austin Peay State University.

These meditations on clouds explore the wonder we feel by looking into the sky, the changes and rhythms of the natural world, and how we are united by these experiences. The poetry was generously contributed by:

Betty Benson
Sharon Chmielarz
Sara Kate Egan
Amina Hasan
Margaret Hasse
Jennifer Hernandez
Donna Isaac
Andrea E. Johnson
Mary Kelly
Su Love
Carol Masters
Rita Moe
Jim Muyres
Mary Kay Rummel
Beth Spencer
Susan Spindler
Suzanne Swanson
Sara Dovre Wudali

Below is a sampling of the poems in the installation.

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Patrick Vincent was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN, and is currently living in Nashville, TN. He is the Associate Professor of Printmaking at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN.  Patrick earned degrees in cultural studies (BA) and studio art (BFA) at the University of Minnesota, and earned an MFA in printmaking at Arizona State University. He has worked for Pyracantha Press and Studio on Fire. He has been an artist in residence at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, KS and the Black Church Print Studio in Dublin, Ireland. His work has been exhibited in national and international juried and group exhibitions as well as solo and two-person exhibitions.