Saturday, March 24 2018
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).
Recipient of the Propeller Fund and the Albert P. Weisman Award
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.
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