Poetry & Art Series 2012: Judy Reeves, Jim Ruland, Brian Dick, Christen Sperry-Garcia, and Gustavo Zamarripa
On Thursday, June 21, San Diego authors Judy Reeves and Jim Ruland will read while local artist Gustavo Zamarripa and artist/designer Brian Dick exhibit their work. This summer arts cultural event takes place in the Museum of the Living Artist, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park. Catered by Evolution, doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:00 p.m. Members are free, $5 at the door or bring wine to share and get in free.
Judy Reeves is a writer and teacher who has published four books on writing craft including A Writer’s Book of Days, which was named Best Nonfiction in the 2011 San Diego Book Awards. Her work has also appeared in the San Diego Reader, The Frozen Moment, and A Year in Ink. Long active in San Diego’s writing community, she is cofounder of two nonprofit literary organizations: The Writing Center and San Diego Writers, Ink.
Jim Ruland is the author of the short story collection Big Lonesome and curator of the irreverent reading series Vermin on the Mount, now in its eighth year. He teaches at San Diego Writers, Ink and writes the book review column “The Floating Library” for San Diego CityBeat. A veteran of the Navy, he lives in San Diego with his wife, the visual artist Nuvia Crisol Guerra.
Local burgeoning artist Gustavo Zamarripa will exhibit his latest pieces. Student of Brian Dick, Zamarripa’s work ranges from installation to painting to stencil and line art. He is also a fine cook.
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Following the reading, there will be open mic for writers or painters who would like to share a few pieces of their work.
Please contact host, Michael Klam, with any questions: 619-957-3264 (cell) or 619-236-0011 (museum). Writers/artists who would like to read on the open mic can sign up ahead of time at email@example.com or sign in on the night of the show.