Friday, February 8, 2013

Chicago Art Retreat and Writer Residency Salons This Saturday

I will be reading at the Chicago Art Retreat and Writer Residency Salons 
this Saturday, February 9, 2013.
 Here is the information:
1239 N Greenview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642

Salon #3
Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Johanny Vázquez-Paz
Puerto Rican Poet and professor

Potluck dinner is held from 5-6:30 pm with
presentations starting at 7 pm with discussion afterwards.

History of the Art Salons

Back in the 90's there were a group af artists, mostly filmmakers who needed a place to showcase their newest work or works in progress and offering the educated group of artists the opportunity to discuss, comment and make suggestions about the work. Kapra Fleming opened her house to the group for art, conversation and food. In the 90's "when I attended my first Salon I was completely impressed by the caliper not only of the participants who were the shakers and movers of film and art in Chicago, at the time, but also the work being presented and the openness of the conversation" (Miguel Lopez). We thought about bringing the combination of visiting artist and the Art Salons to open the doors to artistic relationships and conversation. Our goal is to offer the Chicago Art experience so that residency guest meet the City and its Culture.

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