Running through October 1st, Bittersweet Observations is an exhibit dedicated to the darker side of children's stories and fairy tales.
Exhibiting artists include Shark Girl Casey Riordan MIllard, Sarah Reed McNamara, Jenny Mathews, craftsman Jeremy Klonicki, and author of Atrocious Poems A To Z Thomas L. Vaultonburg, who was invited to scrawl each of the 26 poems from the book on the wall of the museum in his own handwriting.
Outsider Poet Thomas L. Vaultonburg writing poems from Atrocious Poems A To Z on the wall of the Rockford Art Museum when no one else is looking
For those who don't care to count, the poem he is writing in this case is about urination.
The curator was so impressed she went over the poem in her own handwriting to make it extra bold and yellow.
The opening of the show was a huge hit with kids, many writing their own poems on antique typewriters provided by Zombie Logic Press.