Artist Show and Tell:
October 30, 6:30-8:30 pm
The materials we choose to work with; wood, handmade paper, cloth, clay, natural dyes and pigments inspire curiosity and reinforce our connection to the earth. They also carry the energy of the message we hope to convey.
Alis Olsen works with wood and found plant forms to explore the places where humans and nature meet and interact. By her choices she makes us aware of how we have come to exploit the earth’s resources, and by showcasing the beauty of natural objects that might go unnoticed, she attempts to reconnect us with the earth.
Teri Power works with local natural fibers and local natural pigments in a search for where color and materials come from. This investigation takes the artist and the viewer close to the natural sources. Paper casting and clay monoprints are two processes she has used. Her found objects and other detritus suggest ideas about time and memory.
Kit Eastman uses the Japanese art of katazome (stencil dyeing), as well as other textile techniques, to capture her impressions of a natural place. Her materials–cloth, rice paste resist, soybean juice, natural dyes and pigments–engage all the senses. The process contributes a centering rhythm and time to contemplate her experience.
Calamities Press Literary Reading
Wednesday, November 12, 7pm
Calamities Press will be hosting its first ever public reading at the Robbin Art Gallery November 12th at 7:00 pm. Calamities Press is strictly a digital, online literary magazine, with a whole galaxy of genres of art, literature, and criticism. We live online in pixelated ink. It is our passion to usher in the next generation of artistic voices through the blogsphere. Though we publish from contributors across the globe, including; Peru, London, and Australia, we have many local poets and writers who have their works published on Calamities Press. Our first ever reading will celebrate their relatively close proximity to our Minneapolis location with a poetic rendition of their works. The genres included will be poetry, philosophy, fiction, nonfiction, and criticism. Authors will read from their pieces, and then give us a bit of exposition and insight to their process and motivation. You will see everything at this event, from television reviews, poetry over loss, and nonfiction over the identity of the millennial generation. Calamities Press prides itself on representing a collage of styles. We are a hodgepodge literary magazine. We live in a saturated world, and we wallow in it with our material. Thank you for your support. Please check out our content online at calamitiespress.com.
Patrick W. Marsh
Executive Editor – Author – Calamities Press