Thursday, May 05, 2005

from the Wish-We-Could-Be-In-Two-Places File: May 2005

Poetry @ SMH Friday, May 13, 7pm
we'll be out of town, but you should go

Don't miss this evening of poetry and prose as Cave Canem poets read work thematically related to the ideas and issues presented in our current exhibitions. Noted poets Derrick Weston Brown, Toni Brown, Christopher Stackhouse, and Sheree Renée Thomas will present new compositions inspired by the work of artists Bill Traylor, William Edmonson and Chris Ofili. Poetry @ SMH is FREE.

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Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold and Alison Saar in conversation
an SMH program
@ American Folk Art Museum
Tuesday, May 17, 7pm, 45 West 53rd Street

In this panel discussion three artists, Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold and Alison Saar
will talk with Brooke Anderson (Director and Curator of the Contemporary Center for the American Folk Art Museum) about how the work of African American self-taught artists has informed their art. This program continues the conversation began in Session I on how the work of contemporary trained artists and that of self-taught artists intersects in purposeful and often unexplored ways.
Per Session: $10 (General Public), $8 (Members, Seniors, Students). Attend Both Sessions: $16 (General Public), $12 (Members, Seniors, Students)

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ON THE EDGE new opera and music-theatre works
May 17 and 19 at 7:30 in the Thalia Theater at Symphony Space,
95th Street and Broadway. For two performances only.

We want to see this one: Loving Family, a tragic tale set in Detroit during the 1980's, by
composer Derek Bermel and poet Wendy S. Walters, directed by Kelly Robinson.
Each scene
will be preceded by a revealing glimpse into the creators' musical and theatrical sensibility with a
ten-minute interview to be followed by a twenty-minute performance.
For tickets call Symphony
Space box office 212-864-5400 (Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.), or order tickets online. All tickets
are $25.


Blogger soucouyant said...

oh my god, thank you for all the heads up! want to want to see allison saar. did you see her book with harryette? what do you think of it? love!

7:25 PM, May 06, 2005  
Blogger Mendi O. said...

noooo. i'd love to see it. do you have it?

3:29 PM, May 07, 2005  

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