John Logan Harter
"Poet Cereal"

Long time friend John Harter started out this series of installations with a small forest consisting of saplings cut from his property to fit between floor and ceiling, with shredded newspaper on the floor representing forest flora, or perhaps, the ultimate use for trees in our culture, and small 8x10 inch paintings in plastic sleeves nailed to the trees. A highlight of his show was the opening performance by poet Jesse Bernstein, backed by jazz bassist Pete Leinonen. Jesse didn't read from his own work, but kept the crowd laughing with his reading of the entry exam from Western State Mental Hospital.