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story.lead_photo.caption Submitted photo OPEN MIC: This week's Wednesday Night Poetry will feature Kate Trice, a nomadic artist who decided to settle down in Hot Springs a year ago. Her presentation at Kollective Coffee+Tea, 110 Central Ave., will follow the first round of open mic, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Trice will perform at 7 p.m. followed by another open mic session. Admission is free and open to all ages.

This week's Wednesday Night Poetry will feature Kate Trice, a nomadic artist who decided to settle down in Hot Springs a year ago.

Her presentation at Kollective Coffee+Tea, 110 Central Ave., will follow the first round of open mic, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Trice will perform at 7 p.m. followed by another open mic session. Admission is free and open to all ages.

A native of Oklahoma City, Trice, who is also a songwriter and musician, lived in New Orleans, Denton, Texas, and southern Indiana before setting up camp in Hot Springs a year ago. "When I considered where to live next, I knew I wanted to bathe every day in natural thermal mineral waters, and drink spring water exclusively," Trice said in a news release. "And I wanted to live in a culturally creative community. So, here I am!"

Trice lives in a 1963 Shasta travel-trailer named Dorothy. "It took me three years to restore her and this month marks one year that I've lived in her. Dorothy gives me the financial freedom to be a nomad." Currently, Trice works at Quapaw Baths & Spa on Bathhouse Row and lives in Dorothy about two miles away. She commutes to work on a bicycle.

Her education includes studies in public affairs and community service. She founded the Denton Community Market, an art and farmers market in Denton. In the seven years Trice was its director, the market grew from 20 to 150 vendors.

From there, she moved to a 75-acre farm and eco-village in southern Indiana where she was the field supervisor and market booth manager. Trice's passion for the farm-to-table movement draws her to the Hot Springs Farmers & Artisans Market every Saturday morning.

What inspires Trice to write poems and songs is the beauty of nature and people. "I write about love, loss, healing and spiritual consciousness," she said. The first poem she remembers writing was about a butterfly when she was in the first grade. She got her first guitar in 10th grade. For the past four years, her instrument of choice has been the baritone ukulele.

Accompanying Trice during her Wednesday night performance will be KUHS radio personality DJ Courier and Seth Snowden of Benevolent Design in Denver.

Email budonfoot@yahoo.com for more information about Wednesday Night Poetry.

Entertainment on 03/13/2018

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