All Things Born | Proximate Seams – Todd Edward Herman & Jade Lascelles – Book Launch Pop-up Exhibition

Date: March 28, 2024

Time: 7pm - 9pm

Location: Leon

Please join us for an evening of art, poetry, music & refreshments to celebrate the release of our new book

“All Things Born | Proximate Seams” 

A visual-poetic collaboration looking into the limits and vulnerabilities of human bodies and other living things of this world.

Images: Todd Edward Herman

Text: Jade Lascelles

Design: Liz Quan 

Book Launch / Reception 

Thursday March 28th 2024 

7 – 9:00pm

With readings by 

Jade Lascelles

Jay Halsey

Cass Eddington

Visual art by

Todd Edward Herman 


Runs through March 31st 

Leon Gallery 

1112 E. 17th Avenue 

Denver, CO 80218 

(303) 832-1599

Leon Gallery will have copies of our books available at the March 28 reception and at their booth on Saturday March 30th at the Denver Small Press Fest

Globeville Center

4496 Grant St, Denver, CO 80216

Hope to see you all soon!


Todd Edward Herman

is a visual artist and curator. He is the founding director of East Window Gallery and co-founder of Sins Invalid Performance Project. Todd has been the recipient of many awards for his work including, the San Francisco International Film Festival, The Art Council of Northern Ireland, Western States Regional Media Arts Fellowship, The Arts Alliance of Boulder County, and the Emerging Curator Award from The San Francisco Art Commission. Todd has presented his films and photographs at such venues as The International Film Festival Rotterdam, Design Museum of Chicago, New Benaki Museum, Kharkiv Holocaust Museum, Melbourne Museum of Art, Anthology Film Archives, San Francisco Cinematheque, Pacific Film Archives, RedLine Contemporary Art Center, The Dairy Arts Center, Arvada Center for Arts & Humanities, Vicki Myhren Gallery and Leon Gallery. 

Jade Lascelles is a writer, musician, and artist based in Colorado. She is the author of Violence Beside (Essay Press) and The Inevitable (Gesture Press). Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism, the Bologna In Lettere festival’s International Poetry Review, and the visual art exhibits Shame Radiant, Joysome, and Disgust: Unhealthy Practices. She is featured in the Ed Bowes film Gold Hill and the Natalia Gaia short film A Spark Catches, which won second prize at the 2022 Maldito Festival de Videopoesia. Jade holds an MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University and plays drums in a few different musical projects.

Liz Quan is a ceramicist and designer based in Boulder, Colorado, known for her organic porcelain slip forms and vessels with a deeply refined but playful, engaging sensibility. After an accomplished career as an Art Director in the publishing industry in New York, Liz explored ceramics as a way to return to working with her hands. In 2005, she began post-baccalaureate study in ceramics at the University of Colorado, and has since exhibited at Walker Fine Art, the Arvada Center, McNichols Civic Center Building, and many other art institutions. Liz works in porcelain for its pure aesthetic, exploring its fragile qualities and innate characteristics; by appreciating its boundaries, she explores deeply within them. 

Jay Halsey’s poems and prose have been published in several online and print journals and nominated for Pushcart and Best of the Net. His photography has been used as cover art for poetry collections and novels, featured in fundraising campaigns for the Rocky Mountain Land Library in Fairplay, Colorado, and was part of a touring exhibit featured at libraries and bookstores throughout France to represent Editions Gallmeister’s American authors. The second edition of his photography and multi-form writing collection, Barely Half in an Awkward Line, was published by Agape Editions in November of 2023. He was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio and has lived on the Colorado Front Range for the past seventeen years.

Cass Eddington is a poet, teacher, and editor originally from Utah. They are the author of the chapbooks Vernal Hurt (Magnificent Field) and TRANSIT (Spiral Editions, January 2023) with recent work in Annulet, Deluge, DREGINALD, La Vague. They are a PhD candidate in the University of Denver’s Creative Literary Arts Program and former Denver Quarterly Poetry editor. Cass received their MFA from Colorado State University where they also teach for their online Creative Writing Minor. Cass has also taught ESL/ELL to adult learners, facilitated creative writing workshops with incarcerated youth, and worked in community arts organizing. In their teaching, they encourage writers to draw on duration-based acts of meaning-making and facilitate writing rituals toward the process of creative self-sovereignty, as well as community.

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