07.03 2008

Out of the Shell of the Old : Radical Art discussion night

1026 Arch St. 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA

Justseeds will be hosting a discussion night that will use short presentations by 3 local artists as a jumping-off point for discussion around the whats, whys and hows of radical art.

Theodore A. Harris is a poet, muralist and collagist born in New York City and currently residing in Philadelphia, PA. As a muralist he has been painting with the Mural Arts program of Philadelphia since 1983. In addition to being exhibited in one-man and group shows from coast to coast, Harris’s work has appeared in numerous publications, including Long Shot, The Hammer, Unity & Struggle, AAR, and the important anthologies Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social & Political Black Literature and Art and In Defense of Mumia.

Naima Lowe writes, performs, directs, studies, makes movies, teaches, lives and loves in Philadelphia, PA. She’s currently working on creative and curatorial projects that focus on her favorite things: Queers, people of color, the art they make, and the worlds they devise. For more detailed information visit her website at www.naimalowe.com.

Beth Nixon builds puppets, masks, piƱatas, parades, pageants, magical lands and other spectaculah, on her own, and in collaboration with other humans of all ages. She comes from Rhode Island, lives in West Philly, and travels frequently to places where building, performing or
facilitating opportunities arise. Mostly she uses cardboard, “science”, and the imagination. She specializes in beasts and is investigating The Utopian Performative… Beth believes in the power of bike helmets, cornstarch, tide pools with security a western rail fence, emacipatory pedagogy, and snacks. She is the creator of ‘So Many Dynamos’ a calendar of illustrated palindromes for 2008.

For more info on Beth’s work please see www.ramshackleenterprises.net

Aryon Hoselton : aryon@space1026.com : 215.833.5672

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