https://www.eventbrite.com/e/waterlines-world-water-day-celebration-tickets-576444269327 Somerville Museum
1 Westwood Road
Somerville, MA 02143
Join us on Wednesday, March 22nd from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm for a celebration of World Water Day and the closing of the Waterlines: Stories of Urban Ebb and Flow exhibition by Community Curator, Arlinda Shtuni. This experience invites you to consider water in its many forms and evocations--rebirth and renewal, reflection and purification, longing and loss.
To get us in the creative flow, as contemplate our relationship with water, curator Arlinda Shtuni, invited noted poets Dara Barrois/Dixon, Beth Ayer and Dan Chelotti to share a selection of their new and well-loved poems. The evening will conclude with a water meditation lead by one of the participating artists in the exhibit, Faith Johnson.
ADMISSION: $10/person; Somerville Museum active members free (with code MEMBER); no charge for children under 12 years old. Admission to this event also includes exhibition admission.
PARKING: The Somerville Museum has no dedicated parking spots. Please note visitor parking spots on Westwood Road, Central Street, and Highland Ave. Visit our website for more information.
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Dara Barrois/Dixon is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Tolstoy Killed Anna Kareninna (Wave Books, 2022), and a chapbook, Nine (Incessant Pipe); in 2020 Scram Press put out Thru, a limited edition chapbook. Other books include In the Still of the Night (2017), You Good Thing (2014), Remnants of Hannah (2006); Reverse Rapture (2005); Hat on a Pond (2002) and Voyages in English (2001). Awards from the Lannan Foundation, American Poetry Review, The Poetry Center Book Award, Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and Massachusetts Cultural Council have generously supported her work. Her poems can be found in Granta, BigBig Wednesday, Incessant Pipe, Biscuit Hill, Itinerant, The Nation, American Poetry Review, Conduit, Volt, Denver Quarterly, Octopus, Gulf Coast and so on. She’s been poet-in-residence at the University of Montana, University of Texas Austin, Emory University and the University of Utah; she was the 2005 Louis Rubin chair at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. She lives and works in Factory Hollow in Western Massachusetts.
Beth Ayer is a poet and former co-editor of the Found Poetry Review, founded by Jenni B. Baker. She is the author of a chapbook, Limping to the Big Bad (above/ground press). Her poems have appeared in Apartment Poetry, Divine Magnet, jubilat, and Sixth Finch.
Dan Chelotti is the author of x (McSweeney’s) and two chapbooks, The Eights (Poetry Society of America) and Compost (Greying Ghost). His poems can be found in Poetry, American Poetry Review, The Believer, Post Road, and many other journals. His writing has appeared in Huffington Post, Kenyon Review, Boston Review, and Los Angeles Review of Books. He has received fellowships from the Slovenian Arts Association and the UMass Program for Poets and Writers, where he earned his MFA. He is the director of the Blue House Creative Writing Center at Elms College, where he is an associate professor of English. He lives in Massachusetts.
Curated by Community Curator, Arlinda Shtuni, Waterlines: Stories of Urban Ebb and Flowpresents newly rendered works by five noted local artists that invite us to consider the ecological, spiritual, and social dimensions of water and ask us to reawaken our personal connection with it. What is your relationship with water? Take the water questionnaire: https://artsalon.survey.fm/waterlines-questionnaire.
Participating Artists: A+J Art + Design/ Ann Hirsch + Jeremy Angier, Caitlin & Misha, Faith Johnson, Georgie Friedman, and Heather Kapplow
You can learn more about Waterlines here: https://www.somervillemuseum.org/waterlines