Place of Mind

Place of Mind is a collaboration between painter John Bailly and poet Richard Blanco.  The exhibition features mixed media paintings, and prints.  


John Bailly was born in Slough, Buckinghamshire in 1968 of a French father and American mother. He was raised in Paris, Aix-les-Bains, Long Island, Lyon, and Miami. He received his MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University in 1993, and is Fellow of The Honors College at Florida International University.

Richard Blanco was “made in Cuba, assembled in Spain, and imported to the United States,” where he was raised in Miami. He is an American poet, public speaker, author and civil engineer.  Blanco earned a BS in Civil Engineering and an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. His books include City of a Hundred Fires and Directions to the Beach of the Dead.  He was the inaugural poet for President Barack Obama's second inauguration.