Join ASU students and local visual artists on Friday, November 4 at 7 p.m. for the Launch of the ASU DPC/Lawn Gnome Poetry + Public Art Project event. The event takes place at Lawn Gnome Books (905 N 5th St, Phoenix, AZ).
Eight undergraduate poets on the DPC (under the direction of Rosemarie Dombrowski) produced poems under 25 words inspired by the city, its the desert ecology, and the people who inhabit it. The students will read for ten minutes of any literary work of their choice. Local artists then came together (under the organization of Aaron Johnson) to produce corresponding artwork. Both the poems and the artwork will be painted onto eight 8’x4’ boards that will be installed at Lawn Gnome Books and unveiled on the First Friday.
The eight ASU Downtown campus poets are Megan Atencia, Sawyer Elms, Daniela Diaz, Anna Florez, Mandy Peterson, Richard Sais, Matthew Session, and Kellen Shover.
The reading will be followed by a Q & A with the poets and artists. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the Facebook event.
The Center for the Study of Race & Democracy and The Philosophy & Film Series presents “The Birth of a Nation” (1915). There will be a discussion about the film’s themes, imagery, reception, and its relationship with Oscar Micheaux’s film “Within Our Gates.”
“The Birth of a Nation” is a 1915 American epic drama directed adapted from the novel and play “The Clansman.” The film chronicles the relationship of two families in the American Civil War and Reconstruction era over the course of several years: the pro-Union Northern Stonemans and the pro-Confederacy Southern Camerons.
The event takes place on September 16, 2016 at 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ASU Downtown Phoenix. Health North, Room 110. Address: 550 N. 3rd St. Phoenix, AZ. For more information, please visit the ASU page and register here. The event is free.
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