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.