Poetry Center gathers Shimoda works

"Wedding Dress" by Karen McAlister Shimoda is displayed at the Poetry Center.

JEFF SMITH

The University of Arizona Poetry Center has turned to Montana for its current art exhibit.

"From What I Gather ..." features works by Karen McAlister Shimoda, who hails from Missoula.

Shimoda collects and reassembles to create her works.

"I collect things," she says in a press release.

"I don't want any of them to escape me. So I draw them and pin them and look at them often."

Among the works in the show is "Wedding Dress" - it is Shimoda's dress, and that's her writing on it.

"From What I Gather ..." continues through May 15 at the Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St.

Kathleen Allen