Chicago Calling at Powell's Books
Sunday, October 12, 2014
1218 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607
The "Chicago Calling at Powell's Books" program included:
* "Bringing Mother Jones Back to Chicago" -- a performance by American Book Award winning author Jeff Biggers with musical collaborators Adam Zanolini (flute, saxophone), Bonbonfera Tim Keenan (percussion), Dan Godston (trumpet, small instruments)
* "Made in America' by the Next Objectivists
* Interdisciplinary (poetry, mail art, music) collaborations that creatively explore "Tender Buttons" by Gertrude Stein and "Lunch Poems" by Frank O'Hara -- with the Bay Area Correspondence School, Fist of Kindness, Janina Ciezadlo, Elizabeth Marino, Charlie Newman, Dana Jerman, Vittorio Carli, Elizabeth Harper, Steven Schroeder, Suzanne Osman, Bob Rashkow, Carolyn Curtis Magri, chicago_word_brigade and DJ Boz
* Book release for "Unveiling the Mind: Poems" by Beatriz Badikian-Gartler
"Chicago Calling at Powell's Books" happened during the Ninth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival. Chicago Calling is a multi-arts collaboration festival; during the Ninth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival people in Chicago work with people outside of Chicago -- both here in the U.S. and abroad. These collaborations include a range of art forms, such as music, dance, film, literature, and intermedia -- and they are prepared or improvised. Some Chicago Calling events involve live feeds between Chicago and other locations.
The Chicago Calling Arts Festival is part of the 19th Annual Chicago Artists Month, which highlights the work of hundreds of artists throughout Chicago with performances, exhibitions, open studios, tours and neighborhood art walks. September 27 – October 31, 2014, Chicago Artists Month (CAM) will invite residents and visitors to meet artists and see their work at venues across Chicago. The 2014 theme, “Crossing Borders,” showcases 20 featured programs and artists in neighborhoods ranging from Avondale to Andersonville, Lakeview to Little Village, West Town to Wicker Park and Lawndale to the Loop.
CAM is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in collaboration with the Chicago Park District and numerous community partners.
Image: detail from "Lunch Buttons" by Della Watson (Bay Area Correspondence School)
Special thanks to the Powell's Books staff for giving us the opportunity to present this program at their their fine bookstore.