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Poetry & Art Series: 3 for $300 Poetry & Art Slam at Museum of the Living Artist quarterly event featuring DJ Gill S.O.T.U
Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. is the next Poetry & Art Three for $300 Slam in the Museum of the Living Artist featuring San Diego poet, host and DJ, Gill S.O.T.U. He will read before and between bouts of the slam, and provide music throughout.
Gill S.O.T.U — Host of Train Of Thought, successful weekly open Mic at Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center in North Park, San Diego. Facilitated poetry workshops in San Diego’s juvenile county lock-up for over 2 years. Host for ACLU’s Freedom of Expression Showcase. Creative Director for The Marquee. DJ for Elevated, San Diego’s largest spoken word venue. Resident DJ at Balboa Park’s Museum of the Living Artist.
3 for $300 Slam (http://sandiego-art.org/), a poetry/prose/visual art combination slam for writers, artists and performers, is a poetry/prose competition with a slight twist:
Performers who bring and show visual art connected in some way to their poetry/prose will earn extra points. Performers may also (and are encouraged to) use artwork hanging in the museum’s current exhibit. Simply pick a painting, and it will be displayed front and center for the audience while you read. Each written piece performed or read must be under three minutes and ten seconds. Winners take home $150 (1st Place), $100 (2nd Place) and $50 (3rd Place).
What is Poetry Slam? Here is the official word from Poetry Slam, Inc.: “A poetry slam is a competitive event in which poets perform their work and are judged by members of the audience. Typically, the host or another organizer selects the judges, who are instructed to give numerical scores (on a zero to 10 or one to 10 scale) based on the poets’ content and performance.”
The Poetry & Art Series (established in the summer of 2001) in the Museum of the Living Artist is itself both a unique show and a unique venue. Poets and audiences gather amongst the paintings to witness a live collaboration between writers and visual artists.
Poetry & Art, the San Diego Art Institute’s quarterly museum series, gives regional artists an opportunity to express themselves in a variety of forms and styles. Audiences hear poetry and prose in dialogue with painting, photography, sculpture, music and dance. Any featured guests serve not only as entertainment but also as inspiration for developing artists. The free speech event reveals the diversity and importance of the region’s artists.
As always, our resident Poetry & Art DJ (and this show’s feature, too!), Gill S.O.T.U., will provide R&B, funk, soul, and there is a new art exhibit on display at every show.
So bring poems and paintings on Wednesday, October 13, and step up to the mic. Or simply come to enjoy the performances. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact Michael Klam at (619) 957-3264 or call the museum directly, Kerstin Robers at (619) 236-0011. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit: www.punapress.com and sandiego-art.org/.
Poetry & Art Series since 2001 — Poetry & Art takes place in the 10,000-square-foot San Diego Art Institute at Balboa Park and includes music and snacks. The event is open to the public and audience members can participate or simply enjoy the show. Cost is $5. Open mic signups start at 6:30 p.m., and the event runs 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
For press photos, to set up interviews or more information, contact Michael Klam, (619) 957-3264 cell, (619) 236-0011 office or email@example.com.
WHAT: Poetry & Art 3 for $300 Slam
DATE: Wednesday, October 13, 2010
TIME: 7:00-9:30 p.m.; slam signups at 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: The Museum of the Living Artist
1439 El Prado, Balboa Park
COST: $5, members free, wine and snacks
The San Diego Art Institute’s Museum of the Living Artist features a new exhibition of works by talented Southern California regional artists every four to six weeks in this specially designed 10,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art gallery space. The San Diego Art Institute is dedicated to the advancement of the visual arts through outreach, education and exhibition. The institute’s mission is to maintain a center for emerging artists and the visual arts in San Diego.
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