Tony Porto

21 – Tony Porto

Poetry, Photography, and Woodcraft

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Studio:

134 Windridge Road
Chimacum, WA 98325
360-531-3876
portopoetry@gmail.com

Demonstration:

The studio is located on 5 acres, surrounded by hand crafted buildings/furniture and garden spaces. The atmosphere compliments 30 years of photography and poetry displayed both individually and in combination. The displays will be shown throughout the studio and the landscaped property. The artist will be on site all day to answer any questions.

Directions:

Southbound out of Port Townsend to Hwy 19 follow to just before Chimacum School, take right on West Valley Rd., follow 2.9 miles to Windridge Rd. turn right. The property is at #134 on the right. Follow signs for parking.

Artist Statement:

I began writing poetry as a combat solider in Vietnam and a few years later combined the poems with my photographs.

Through the ’80’s and ’90’s I traveled the east coast to art and craft shows selling my poetry/photo wood plaques and wood furniture. I published “Poems from the Mountain” and “More Poems from the Mountains” in 1980 and 1990, respectively. In 2010 a new book of poetry was published “Poetry Visions”. My poetry has been published in the “Cold Mountain Review”, “Treasured Poems of America” and Shreve Memorial Library, “Poems of the Day”.

I think of my poems as “Street Poetry”, simple, close to the soul, and reflective of the spirituality and rocky rolls of this life.

Studio is open by appointment during the remainder of the year.