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For OPEN WINDOWS, master calligrapher and artist Penelope Culbertson spoke about the growing phenomenon of Rumi.

Q: Who was Rumi, you ask?

A: “Rumi, the 13th century Persian poet, has been called the greatest mystical poet of any age. Poetry focusing on varied and diverse topics. His work covers deeply philosophical and mystical, with poems of fiery soulful expression to passionate love verses filled with yearning, desire and freedom for his remedy is love-based doctrine–a life journey free of guilt, fear and shame. Barely known in the West as recently as 15 years ago, Rumi is now one of the most widely read poets in America. His is an exciting new literary and philosophical force.”

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Rumi quote pen and ink on paper framed in glass. 18″ x 20″ original calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

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Seaside Art Walk patrons enthralled with the artist talk.