GROUND WATER: AN ODE TO A DRY RIVER
by Amder Monson
Show & Tell @ Playground: Confluencenter’s Multi-Media Learning Experience
An Ode to a Dry River”
Book Launch Party!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Playground Bar & Lounge
278 E. Congress St.
Book Release Party for the first in Confluencenter’s Beyond Boundaries series on UA Press. A diverse community of artists and scientists, both students and professors, will talk about the process of creating this book, displaying art, architecture and video and reading their works (including Alison Hawthorne Deming and Ander Monson). Edited by Ellen McMahon (School of Art), Ander Monson (Creative Writing faculty) and Beth Weinstein (College of Architecture).
All Confluencenter events are free
and open to the public!
“Bandage and Rope”: A Lecture by Lucinda Bliss and Alison Hawthorne Deming
Thursday, November 5, 8:00 p.m.
“Bandage and Rope” is a collaborative presentation of writing and visual art by a mother and daughter with work converging in explorations of ontology and place. Art speaks, even on the most urgent matters, through gesture, sign, association, and relationship. This presentation will place literary and visual work in juxtaposition, exploring multiple pathways through which art can foster deeper engagement with the enormous abstractions of climate change, biodiversity, and sustainability. Visual artist Lucinda Bliss shares images from her current work focusing on animal imagery, and poet Alison Hawthorne Deming reads from her new collection of poems, Rope.
Lucinda Bliss is an artist working primarily in drawing, painting, and mixed media. Her current work explores ecological content. She has been exhibited at The University of New England, The University of Southern Maine, The Boston Center for the Arts Mills Gallery, The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, The Tucson Museum of Art, and Dinnerware Gallery, among many others. Lucinda is Professor of Liberal Studies at Union Institute and University, where she teaches studio art and visual culture and serves as Chair of the Art Department.
For more information go to http://poetrycenter.arizona.edu/events/fallreadings_09.shtml#zemborain