#ArtLitPhx: The Storyline Slam: Luck

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10 STORYTELLERS. 6 MINUTES. 1 WINNER

Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it. – Hunter S. Thompson

Ten tellers will have 6 minutes each to share a story based on the theme LUCK.

Sign up on TheStoryline.org May 18th through July 7th to tell a story. Eight names will be drawn posted July 8th on the TheStoryline.org SLAM lineup page. Two more names will be drawn live at the beginning of the show on July 13th.

The line-up for this coming Friday, July 13th Storyline Luck SLAM:

  1. Danae Barnes
  2. Dortrecia Adelis
  3. Lenys Andrade
  4. Seth Goodman
  5. Dixie Walljasper
  6. Jessica Lamartiniere
  7. John Chakravarty
  8. Mike Savarese

At least two storytelling spots are open for a live drawing at 7:00pm on the night of the show.

Five members of the audience will be the judges and the story with the most points at the end of the show receives a $30 cash prize.

#ArtLitPhx: District 4 Presents: Jonathan Oak & Poetry Open Mic

#ArtLitPhxDate: July 19

Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm

Event Description:

Join us for an open mic and our July feature, Jonathan Oak!

Boy golly, it’s hot outside. We know that. You’d think the constant calefaction we experience every day is enough of a reminder. But no. You have to talk about it!

Well, bring your mid-summer fever dreams, your hot-takes, your barely-humid literary spit, your scalding burns, and your thoroughly baked-and-heated-to-an-internal-temperature-of-165-degrees-for-at-least-three-minutes-poetry.

We like cool places. We like cool people, we like to hear new voices. Come join us in July for our Third Thursday poetry reading — open mic! Bring your poetry and spoken word pieces that you’ve been working on to read for a fantastic group of people. We’ll see you there!

#ArtLitPhx: Barbara Kemp Cowlin Debuts New Work “Upstairs & Around the Corner” in Scottsdale

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(Acrylic painting on panel 10×10)

Date: July 12

Event Description:

The Balcony Gallery at London Gold presents the solo exhibition of Barbara Kemp Cowlin, Upstairs & Around the Corner. Kemp Cowlin’s new exhibition showcases a vibrant and dynamic selection of acrylic paintings of stunning original imagery from her “Askew Series”. Her current work offers viewers a quirky interpretation of architectural details from a skewed perspective. The “Askew series” features abstract paintings inspired by architectural details reduced down to essential shapes from emphasizing ambiguous perspective, pattern and simultaneous contrast in colors.

“In these paintings I explore the relationship between abstraction and representation, creating tensions between the pictorial and actual space,” states Kemp Cowlin. Who goes on to say “I manipulate the colors until they spark off each other and become luminous.” Evident throughout each series of work the artist seeks to capture the light, shadows, reflections, movement, as well as all things ephemeral. Her paintings showcase rich surfaces of texture and layers that create depth and complexity within each work. Kemp Cowlin’s works on multiple paintings at a time, allowing her to keep her work fluid and energetic as she moves back and forth among paintings an the artist relishes the “happy accident” which she says is an integral to her art making process.

Barbara Kemp Cowlin was born in Georgia and has lived around the United States as well as abroad in Germany and Australia. She has spent most of her adult life in the southwestern United States. She earned her Bachelors of Fine Art in Printmaking and a Masters of Art degree in Community College Education with a minor in Printmaking from Northern Arizona University. She completed her post-graduate work at Arizona State University in Letterpress Printing and Bookmaking and she is a certified Golden Artist Educator. She currently resides and works in Oracle, Arizona painting in her studio and teaching workshops around the Southwest.

She has exhibited her work both locally & internationally in solo exhibitions at such prestigious venues as Powell Museum in Page; Rancho Linda Vista Gallery, Oracle; Yuma Art Center in Yuma; Agua Caliente Ranch Park Gallery in Tucson; Willo North Gallery in Phoenix; and the @ Central Gallery, Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix and the Blue Dome Gallery in Silver City, New Mexico. From 2015-2017 her paintings were shown at Aqua Art, Art Basel, Miami, in the Projects Gallery Square Foot Exhibition and “The Art in Embassies Program” exhibited her work at the Bolivian Embassy.

Kemp Cowlin’s work can be found in art collections throughout the United States and Canada, including the City of Phoenix Arts Collection; the University of Arizona Special Collections; Providence Medical Center in Everett, Washington; Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio; First Bancorp Headquarters in Troy, North Carolina; Baylor University Medical Center, Houston, Texas; Edison & Sprinkles Architecture & Design, Vancouver, British Columbia; Grafix, Maple Heights, Ohio.

Join the artist for a special reception being held Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm with an artist talk by Barbara Kemp Cowlin at 5:15pm. Kemp Cowlin’s solo exhibition Upstairs & Around the Corner will be on display through August 27th at the Balcony at London Gold (the newly renovated London Gold Showroom) located on the second level. The Balcony at London Gold is located at 10441 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 85253. The exhibition may be viewed at London Gold during regular business hours: Monday 10:00am to 7:00pmTuesday-Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm, Saturday 10:30 to 5:00pm, Closed Sunday. For more information about the exhibition or artist visitbarbarakempcowlin.com or contact the artist by email at barbara@barbaracowlin.com.

#ArtLitPhx: Explore “Elements of Style” at Royse Contemporary: Opening July 12

Explore “Elements of Style” at Royse Contemporary: Opening July 12

Event Description:

Royse Contemporary is excited to present a vibrant multi-media group exhibition entitled Elements of Style: Color, Line & Texture. Curator and owner Nicole Royse has selected artists based on their distinguished styles, accomplished work, and distinctive voice, each creating and embodying elements style. This exhibition showcases the work of eight noteworthy artists based in both Arizona and Texas including Angel Cabrales, Charmagne Coe, ColorOrgy, David Allan Paul, Dan Pederson, James Anthony Peters, Daniel Shepherd, and Marilyn Szabo. Their work is original, captivating while pushing boundaries and redefining their mediums in contemporary art today.

Elements of Style: Color, Line & Texture offers an eclectic selection of work that includes collage, drawing, mixed media, painting, and photography. These artists are connected through their striking imagery, originality, vibrant color palettes and engaging styles. “I am honored to showcase this talented group of artists, as I have a deep respect for each artist and their work and feel the combination of work and energy that each artists brings will be a spectacular summer exhibition at Royse Contemporary, states Royse.”

The opening reception for Elements of Style: Color, Line & Texture hosted by Curator/Owner Nicole Royse will take place Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 6-9pm, coinciding with the special “Summer Spectacular” Scottsdale ArtWalk in Old Town Scottsdale. The evening will feature an opportunity to meet the featured artists, lively art discussion, as well as light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Patrons can also partake in the fun “Summer Spectacular” artwalk along Main Street, where visitors can enjoy Caribbean and island music, Hawaiian shaved ice with adult flavors, infused ice water, teas and lots of entertainment and festivities outside.

Elements of Style: Color, Line & Texture will be on view through Saturday, August 25, 2018. Royse Contemporary is located in the Marshall Square complex at 7077 E. Main Street, Suite 6, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (located on the south side of Main Street just west of Marshall Way). Royse Contemporary’s new summer hours are Thursday 6-9pm, Saturday 12-4pm, or by Appointment. For more information about Royse Contemporary or formentioned artists please visit roysecontemporary.com. Please direct all media inquiries to owner, Nicole Royse Nicole@nicoleroyse.com or (602) 810-3449.

#ArtLitPhx: Joseph Cassara Workshop and Reading at Changing Hands Bookstore

 

#ArtLitPhxJoseph Cassara Workshop and Reading at Changing Hands Bookstore

Date: June 28

Location: Changing Hands Bookstore,

300 W Camelback Rd Ste 1, Phoenix, AZ

Event Description:

PC Rising and Changing Hands Bookstore have teamed up to bring you a free workshop from Joseph Cassara. The workshop runs from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

The topic of Cassara’s workshop is “world building”. Joseph shares his process for researching and building rich, authentic worlds through his prose. This exclusive workshop is available to all PC students, faculty and staff.
After the workshop, stick around to hear Cassara read from his new novel! In addition to Cassara, you will hear readings from two other exciting emerging authors—Tommy Orange and Fatima Farheen Mirza. This reading starts at 7:00 PM.

Joseph’s new book, “The House of Impossible Beauties,” is a gritty and gorgeous debut that follows a cast of gay and transgender club kids navigating the Harlem ball scene of the 1980s and ’90s. Find out more about the book here. https://www.josephcassara.com/book/

Joseph Cassara was born and raised in New Jersey. He holds degrees from Columbia University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He was a 2016-17 writing fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. His debut novel, titled The House of Impossible Beauties, was chosen by Barnes & Noble as a Discover Great New Writers selection. He is an assistant professor of creative writing at California State, Fresno.

#ArtLitPhx: The Great Storytelling Mashup of 2018

#ArtLitPhxThe Great Storytelling Mashup of 2018

Location: The Newton 300 W Camel Rd, Phoenix Arizona 85013

June 22nd

7pm-9pm

 

Local storytelling hosts come together for a night to share a story, a song, and a stage. The Storyline SLAM host, Dan Hoen Hull has collected an all star lineup composed of hosts from THE MOTH: Phoenix StorySLAM at Crescent Ballroom, The Storytellers Project, Bar Flies, Chatterbox, Vinyl Voices, Untidy Secrets Storytelling, and The Whole Story! Each storyteller will share a story and play a music video that inspired the story.

Purchase tickets through the link below for $6 or at the door for $8.
https://www.changinghands.com/event/june2018/great-summer-storytelling-mashup-2018

Featured Storytellers:
Jessie Balli (Chatterbox)
Rachel Eseoghene Egboro (The Whole Story)
Megan Finnerty (The Storytellers Project)
Elle Murtagh (Vinyl Voices)
Sarah Maria Rainier (Untidy Secrets Storytelling)
Amy Silverman (Bar Flies)
Sarah Ventre (The Moth SLAM)
Joy Young (The Storyline SLAM)

#ArtLitPhx: National Typewriter Day Type-In

#ArtLitPhxChanging Hands and First Draft Book Bar (our wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) celebrate National Typewriter Day.

June 24 11am-6pm

Phoenix Changing Hands Bookstore

 

Event Description:

No plans for National Typewriter Day? On June 24, join us at First Draft Book Bar (the wine and beer bar inside our Phoenix store) to celebrate all things typewriter! We’ll host a public type-in, typewritten poetry on demand, a free screening of the documentary “California Typewriter,” and more. Bring your own typewriter and join the fun!

TYPEWRITER DAY SCHEDULE

– 11am-6 pm: Open Type-In
– 12p -12:30 pm: Speed typing contest
– 1pm-3pm: Poetry on demand
– 4pm-6pm: “California Typewriter” documentary screening
– All day: Typewriter-themed coffee drinks. Happy Hour extended until 4pm!

PARKING / LIGHT RAIL

  • Don’t want to drive? Take the Light Rail! It lets off at the Central Avenue/Camelback Park-and-Ride, which has hundreds of free parking spaces across the street from Changing Hands.