Salon to Feature Interdisciplinary Artists

@Salon poster

On Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the McLean County Arts Center in downtown Bloomington (601 N. East Street), the Illinois State University Creative Writing Program and Department of English will present @Salon—an interdisciplinary artists salon. This free public event will run from noon to 5 p.m.

The event will feature renowned local and regional artists for an afternoon of conversation, poetry, performance, music, and visual art. Set amidst the provocative book artistry of Andrew Huot and the conceptual sculpture of Angela Pease, the salon program will feature a performance by acclaimed poet/performer Avery R. Young (creator of “sunday morning jook-joint”), musical selections by Fade to Wake (vocalist Kristin White and guitarist Matt Beerup), and performance artist Teaadora Nikolova.

Programming will also feature cinepoetry (poetry film/video) by Timothy David Orme (US), Anne Penders (Belgium), and Swoon (Belgium) and works-in-progress presentations by Creative Writing Program masters students Katie DuBois (hybrid assemblage) and Emily Moody (poetic assemblage).

A theater of conversation and exchange akin to the literary salons of the 17th and 18th century, ISU’s @Salon welcomes artists and arts enthusiasts from area colleges and universities, the larger Bloomington-Normal community and beyond. In addition to showcasing the artistry of featured artists, @Salon will include presentation and discussion of works-in-progress using Liz Lerman’s Format for Critical Response—a format for feedback that affords the artist an active role in the dialogue. Works by featured artists will also be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the McLean County Arts Center. Co-sponsors include: the ISU LGBT/Queer Studies and Services Institute and Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

For more information about @Salon please contact Duriel E. Harris at 309-438-1401 or via email at dharri2@ilstu.edu. Details about this and other Illinois State University English Department events can be found at http://english.illinoisstate.edu/.

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