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ArtSpeak @ Mighty Fine Arts

Wordspace presents the last Artspeak of 2016 with a rare blues set featuring Andy Don Emmons accompanied by Mark Martinek. Fairfield Texas native Andy Don channels the spirit of Blind Lemon Jefferson and gets low down and greasy while moaning the eternal universals of existence, Drinkin’, Sex, Money, Art and Death!  And if there ever was a year that inspired the blues you couldn’t pick a better one than 2016!
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Mighty Fine Arts presents “Teasarama” featuring new work by Leah Hairston. This show opens on Saturday Dec. 17 with a reception for the artist from 6-9pm and will run till Sun. Jan. 22.
Leah Hairston’s burlesque queens and pin-up divas romp seductively amongst cartoon personalities who are seemingly oblivious to the possibilities. Tossing sex bombs into innocuous animation fantasies seems a little corrupt but Leah steeps her images in high humor with slight digs into male posturing. These ladies are unrepentantly provocative but immune from transgression because maybe they’re intoxicating muses bent on inspiration and imagination. Leah masterfully describes fine lines of intent throughout her pictures, thoughtful demarcations that give pause and a bit of a bite. But she doesn’t allow any of that to detract from making her work big enough fun and still be legal. So come on out and get teased and tantalized and tempted cause we all know everybody likes it more naughty than nice!
Mighty Fine Arts is located at 409A N.Tyler in Historic North Oak Cliff, 75208, and Gallery hours are 12-5 Sat. and Sun. or by appointment: 214-942-5241    mighty fine arts

Christopher Carmona @ First Hearings

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When: Thursday, December 8, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Wild Detectives, 314 W. 8th St., Dallas, TX 75208
Hosted by: Dee Mitchell

WordSpace celebrates the publication of Christopher Carmona’s new book of linked short stories, “The Road to Llorona Park”.

Christopher is an assistant professor of creative writing and Mexican-American studies at Teas A & M University in College Station. He is both a poet and fiction writer. In 2016 he edited The Beatest State in the Union: An Anthology of Texas Beat Writing.

This new book of stories explores life on the Texas/Mexico border, where political events to the South effect those living in the North.

After the reading, Karen Minzer, program director of WordSpace, we join Christopher in conversation with the audience.


Imani Cezanne @ Heroes

Imani Cezanne

Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Imani Cezanne is a passionate
poet, workshop facilitator, community organizer and slam coach. She just recently returned home from taking 2nd place at the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Austin, Texas. In the past four years Imani Cezanne has been on four National Poetry Slam teams (San Diego (2), Oakland and Da Poetry Lounge), three of which placed in the top six at the National Poetry Slam. Last season, along with two of her team members, she was invited to perform on the TV One network’s Verses and Flow, a cable television show dedicated to showcasing performance poets from around the country, all while obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies from San Francisco State University. Imani has
continued to grow as an artist while working with some of the
country’s leading poets including Rudy Francisco, Ant Black, and
Natasha Miller and been coached by San Diego’s Chris Wilson (San Diego Slam Team) and Da Poetry Lounge’s Shihan Van Clief (Da Poetry Lounge Slam Team). Imani is also the founding President of S.P.E.A.K. (SpokenPoetry Expressed by All Kinds), San Francisco State University’s first poetry-centered organization. She organized and hosted S.P.E.A.K.’s bi-monthly open mics which has showcased nationally known artists such as Rudy Francisco, Prentice Powell, Marshall Jones and more. She
facilitates their monthly writing workshops and coached SFSU’s first ever poetry slam team to 5th in the nation at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational this year.

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WordSpace is honored to partner with Dallas Poetry Slam to produce Feature Readers on 3rd Fridays of every month at Heroes Lounge, 7402 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75231.

Admission: $5 or Buy a VIP Season Pass
WordSpace Members Free: RSVP


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