Archive for January, 2014

Roberto Munguia

Who: Roberto Munguia
What: Mighty Fine Arts Series
When: Saturday, March 15, 8:15 pm
Where: From the Ends of the Earth

In conjunction with Frank Lopez’s opening exhibition at Mighty Fine Arts, Roberto Munguia presents a spoken word performance next door at From the Ends of the Earth. 


Photo Credit: Dallas Arts Revue

“Roberto Munguia likes to work with a number of different media. And at each instance a very different aesthetic emerges. His ink drawings are composed of languorous calligraphic strokes and loosely balanced solid forms, sometimes additionally punctuated with flowering washes of diluted ink. He achieves a nice balance between his flowering forms and lines and the white of the paper. These works reflect a quite and solid sensibility. Munguia’s prints reveal pre-Columbian influences in their titles and Islamic influences in their mosaic-like composition. These works are as enchanting and mysterious as the creatures that inhabit them.”

 Read Excerpts of Munguia’s writing here.
Special Thanks to Wendi Medling of From the Ends of the Earth.
Opening Reception 6 pm.
The work of Frank Lopez employs archaic technique with contemporary intent. His tintype images are exquisitely evocative and filled with poetic atmosphere and associations.  The world he invokes invites contemplation and wonder and is filled with mysterious beauty and ardor.

Sasha Banks at Dallas Poetry Slam

Screen Shot 2013-12-16 at 10.36.51 PMWhen: April 18, 2014 at 8 pm
Where: Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231
Hosted by: 
Alexandra Marie
Admission: $5, WS Members Free

Sasha Banks is a poet and educator from Ohio, by way of Alaska, by way of Germany, by way of California. She lives in Ft. Worth, TX, teaching writing workshops for elementary and university level students. She studied creative writing at Texas Wesleyan University where she graduated, in 2012. She has spoken for Arun Gandhi, and was a Golden Poem Award winner and performer at the 2013 National Poetry Slam. Her work has been published in The Austin International Poetry Anthology and was awarded publication in Alight. She is a 2013 Button Poetry Chapbook Prize finalist.

Brando Chemtrails at Dallas Poetry Slam

1278881_10201680555830895_1121809114_oWhen: March 21, 2014 at 8 pm
Where: Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231
Hosted by: 
Alexandra Marie
Admission: $5, WS Members Free

Brando Chemtrails is a poet from Denver Colorado that finds terror in the clean and hope in the hopeless. Brando was a member of the 2011 Slam Nuba national championship team and is the author of seven chapbooks, as well as half of the dance-noise-propaganda-poetry duo Non State Actors. Brando has performed poetry at slams, open mics, coffee shops, bars, strip mall lounges near riots, punk/hip hop/country shows, bonfires and quiet corners from Oregon to Florida and lots of places in between, and hopes you enjoy what you hear.

Members Discount PreSale for Laurie Anderson NOW

Dear Current and Potential WordSpace Members: Your $35 WordSpace Membership includes a 10% Discount to WordSpace @ The Kessler events. 
Members PreSale tickets for Laurie Anderson began January 6. If you are already a member, please give us a call to process your discount tickets. 214-838-3554. 
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Tickets go on sale to the public on January 13: General Admission $45, Reserved $60, VIP Tables for 4-$300, Meet/Greet Tables for 4-$500. No additional handling charges. (Discounts for John Waters will be be available in March.)
Best Wishes and Happy New Year to you!
Charles Dee Mitchell, Jean Lamberty, Steve Cruz, RockBaby, Alexandra Marie Thurston, Michael Guinn, Jerry Kelley, Young Eui Choi and Karen X Minzer.
Laurie Anderson is one of today’s premier performance artists. Known primarily for her multimedia presentations she has cast herself in roles as varied as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist.O Superman launched Anderson’s recording career in 1980, rising to number two on the British pop charts and subsequently appearing on Big Science, the first of her seven albums on the Warner Brothers label. Other record releases include Mister Heartbreak, United States Live, Strange Angels, Bright Red, and the soundtrack to her feature film Home of the Brave. A deluxe box set of her Warner Brothers output, Talk Normal, was released in the fall of 2000 on Rhino/Warner Archives. In 2001, Anderson released her first record for Nonesuch Records, entitled Life on a String, which was followed by Live in New York, recorded at Town Hall in New York City in September 2001, and released in May 2002.Anderson has toured the United States and internationally numerous times with shows ranging from simple spoken word performances to elaborate multimedia events. Major works include United States I-V (1983), Empty Places (1990), The Nerve Bible (1995), and Songs and Stories for Moby Dick, a multimedia stage performance based on the novel by Herman Melville. Songs and Stories for Moby Dick toured internationally throughout 1999 and 2000.In the fall of 2001, Anderson toured the United States and Europe with a band, performing music from Life on a String. She has also presented many solo works, including Happiness, which premiered in 2001 and toured internationally through Spring 2003. Anderson has published six books. Text from Anderson’s solo performances appears in the book Extreme Exposure, edited by Jo Bonney. She has also written the entry for New York for the Encyclopedia Brittanica. Laurie Anderson’s visual work has been presented in major museums throughout the United States and Europe.In 2003, The Musée Art Contemporain of Lyon in France produced a touring retrospective of her work, entitled The Record of the Time: Sound in the Work of Laurie Anderson. This retrospective included installation, audio, instruments, video and art objects and spans Anderson’s career from the 1970’s to her most current works. It continued to tour internationally from 2003 to 2005. As a visual artist, Anderson is represented by the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York where her exhibition, The Waters Reglitterized, opened in September 2005.As a composer, Anderson has contributed music to films by Wim Wenders and Jonathan Demme; dance pieces by Bill T. Jones, Trisha Brown, Molissa Fenley, and a score for Robert LePage’s theater production, Far Side of the Moon. She has created pieces for National Public Radio, The BBC, and Expo ‘92 in Seville. In 1997 she curated the two-week Meltdown Festival at Royal Festival Hall in London.Her most recent orchestra work Songs for A.E. premiered at Carnegie Hall in February 2000 performed by the American Composers Orchestra and later toured Europe with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra conducted by Dennis Russell Davies. Recognized worldwide as a groundbreaking leader in the use of technology in the arts, Anderson collaborated with Interval Research Corporation, a research and development laboratory founded by Paul Allen and David Liddle, in the exploration of new creative tools, including the Talking Stick.She created the introduction sequence for the first segment of the PBS special Art 21, a series about Art in the 21st century. Her awards include the 2001 Tenco Prize for Songwriting in San Remo, Italy and the 2001 Deutsche Schallplatten prize for Life On A String as well as grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.In 2002, Anderson was appointed the first artist-in-residence of NASA out of which she developed her solo performance “The End of the Moon” which premiered in 2004 and toured internationally through 2006. Other recent projects include a commission to create a series of audio-visual installations and a high definition film, Hidden Inside Mountains, for the World Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan and a series of programs for French radio called “Rien dans les Poches/Nothing in my Pockets”. Her score for Trisha Brown’s acclaimed piece “O Composite” premiered at the Opera Garnier in Paris in December 2004.Anderson was also part of the team that created the opening ceremony for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Currently she is working on a series of documented walks, a new album for Nonesuch Records, “Homeland”, and an accompanying touring performance.

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