2018 Event

Saturday, March 24 2018
University Galleries
11 Uptown Circle

The salon program will feature renowned local and regional artists for an afternoon of poetry, conversation, music, and visual art. The salon program will celebrate Obsidian‘s latest release, issue 43.2, as well as celebrating Krista Franklin’s forthcoming art book and Jonah Mixon-Webster’s award-winning book, Stereo(TYPE).

Special Guests

Krista Franklin
Recipient of the Propeller Fund and the Albert P. Weisman Award

Jonah Mixon-Webster
Winner of the 2017 Sawtooth Poetry Prize from Ahsahta Press for Stereo(TYPE)

About Obsidian‘s 43.2 Issue

With cover art by Rachel Eliza Griffiths, this issue includes a Cave Canem section guest edited by Nicole Terez Dutton and Dawn Lundy Martin; followed by a section celebrating the Gwendolyn Books Centennial, featuring guest edited sections compiled by Quraysh Ali Lansana and Patricia Smith and Lauren K. Alleyne for Furious Flower Poetry Center. The issue closes with a visual folio curated by Obsidian‘s own Tracie D. Hall of Rootwork Gallery.

@Salon 2018


    12.10p Duriel E. Harris—ISU, Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora

I  Film 12.25p

Many Loves, One Heart
LGBTQ activism in Jamaica and the struggle for human rights

II  Work in Progress 12.45p

      Sarah Lyons, poetry & hybrid genre, “She starves by the end”

III   Film 1.30p

    Eavesdropping on Souls
     A journey into Haitian Arts

Open Gallery 2:30p -3p

IV Work in Progress 3p

     Charley Koenig, minimalist fiction, “Sharp and Subtle”

V  Artist Talk & Performance 3:45p

    Krista Franklin & Jonah Mixon-Webster

How to get there?

Public Transit? Take the Brown, Green, Lime, Pink, Tan, Yellow, or Red line (runs every 15 minutes) to Uptown Station; walk southwest along the sidewalk away from the circle, going towards the intersection of Broadway Ave. and W. Beaufort St. Uptown Galleries will be on your left. For a map of the lines, click here.

Driving? Street parking and Uptown Station (paid) parking are available.

For more information on the day of the event
call University Galleries at 309.438.5487