Friday, July 30, 2010

Jeanine Webb, Cati Porter & Louis M. Schmidt at Agitprop August 7

We hope you can join us this, Saturday, August at 7 p.m. for a reading by JEANINE WEBB and CATI PORTER. An opening reception for LOUIS M. SCHMIDT's "We're All in This Together for Ourselves," on display at the gallery, will follow the reading.

Photo Credit: Lily Rogers
 Jeanine Webb's work has appeared in ZYZZYVA, The Antioch Review, Louis Liard Magazine, the San Diego Writers' 2010 anthology A Year in Ink and online in the Summer 2010 issues of The Latent Print and WTF PWM. She holds a M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of California, Davis, where she taught workshops in making poems. Her manuscript Flash Paper was a finalist for the 2008 Cider Press Review Book Award. Her work concerns images of apocalypse in relation to late capitalism, sci-fi, connectivity, surf culture, historical realities as shaped by technologies, modern mythography, media spin and pop culture. Jeanine lives in San Diego. Look for the literary magazine she'll be editing, Greater Than Or Equal To, which should exist at sometime late this summer or in early fall.

Cati Porter
Cati Porter is the author of a collection of poems, Seven Floors Up (Mayapple Press, 2008), as well as the chapbooks small fruit songs: prose poems (Pudding House Publications, 2008), (al)most delicious, an ekphrastic series after Modigliani's nudes (forthcoming in 2010 from Dancing Girl Press), and what Desire makes of us, a series written during NaPoWriMo 2009 (forthcoming from Ahadada books as an e-book with illustrations by her sister, Amy Joy Payne). She is founder & editor of Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry . In June 2010 she will receive her MFA in Poetry from Antioch University, Los Angeles.

Louis M. Schmidt is an artist currently based in San Diego, CA. His work addresses personal and societal unhappiness, the many failures of history and myths of progress and upward mobility. Schmidt's most recent body of work, "We're All in This Together For Ourselves," is an immersive, mixed-media wall drawing that presents itself as a cyclic fragment, a frozen section of negative feedback loop that evinces a dark pool of truths about humans, about Americans, about the now to which our ideologies have delivered us.
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Agitprop readings are free, but donations to the gallery are always welcome.

We hope to see you there and for festivities before and afterward!

Saturday, August 7, 7 p.m. reading (8 p.m. Art Opening)
2837 University Ave in North Park (Entrance on Utah, behind Glenn’s
San Diego, CA * 92104 * 619.384.7989

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

SDMA Summer Salon Series & Agitprop: James Meetze, 7/22 Options

We hope you can join us for an Agitprop reading at the San Diego Museum of Art this Thursday, July 22, 7pm, with James Meetze.

In conjunction with Agitprop Gallery, the Agitprop Reading Series is collaborating with the San Diego Museum of Art to present Thursday Summer Salons featuring contemporary artists and writers from Southern California. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students with college ID, and open to the public. The reading will take place in the room with the "Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece" Exhibition.

James Meetze's book Dayglo was selected by Terrance Hayes as winner of the 2010 Sawtooth Poetry Prize from Ahsahta Press. He is also the author of I Have Designed This For You (2007), and editor, with Simon
Pettet, of Other Flowers: Uncollected Poems by James Schuyler (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2010). The recipient of the 2001 Poet Laureate Award from the University of California, he has taught poetry and creative writing at the University of California, San Diego, California State University, San Marcos, and in the MFA Program at National University. He lives in San Diego with his soon-to-be wife Lorelei, his son Brighton, and their cats.

During your visit will be able to explore the works of living artists and writers, participate in hands-on art making activities, enjoy a cocktail, and view the Museum's current exhibitions and collections. We invite the public to join some of the most exciting artists working in Southern California and immerse themselves in what’s happening right now in our local art scene.

Artist Presentations will be occurring in the museum before and after the reading: Known also as the one man band Author and Punisher, Tristan Shone will haul his drone machines inside the Museum to play some songs from his latest album, and Bombshell! Boom Boom will conduct both an instrument making workshop and marching band procession for all.

San Diego Museum of Art
"Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece" Exhibition Room
Thursday, July 22, 7PM

Directions and parking information are available on the SDMA website.
For more information about the Summer Salon Series, please visit the Summer Salon Series Calendar.