LISA VIHOS + Sunset park
Lisa received her BA in Art History from Vassar College and an MA in Art History from the University of Michigan. She spent more than two decades as an art museum educator, helping people of all ages recognize their own creativity and the transformative power of art. She is an award-winning poet with two Pushcart Prize nominations, and numerous awards from the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, as well as the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. In 2016, she was awarded Vassar’s Time Out Grant for her project, still on-going, to build a children’s reading garden at a school in Malawi. She has published four chapbooks, her most recent being, Fan Mail from Some Flounder (Main Street Rag Publishing, 2018). She is one of the founders of Stoneboat Literary Journal and has been the journal’s poetry and arts editor since 2010. Lisa blends her interests in visual art, poetry, and public spaces to create venues in which people can share their voices through programs such as 100 Thousand Poets for Change, Poetic Pairings, and other reading series and workshop opportunities.
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This Partner Project
Community Stewardship: The Birth of Sunset Park
Lisa will be working with the Memorial Neighborhood Association and the Friends of North Point to explore and sing the praises of Sunset Park, a small hidden gem below the bluff where North Avenue bends into 3rd Street. Her poetry project will include her own personal meditations on what it means to steward a small stretch of the lakefront, and will result in a documentation through words and mixed media that she will develop as the project unfolds. She also plans to provide opportunities for community members of all ages to take in and ponder the inherent beauty in this special place. The culmination of this initial part of the community project will be to create a “poetry walk” along the shoreline, employing signage that presents poems created in workshops with high school students, seniors, and other members of the Sheboygan community.
Situated on the shore of Lake Michigan North of Vollrath Park and South of the 6th Street Park in Sheboygan.