Fort Gondo Poetry #14: Elaine Bleakney, Mathias Svalina & Wang Jiaxin

Posted by Fort Gondo on October 13, 2013 | Comments Off on Fort Gondo Poetry #14: Elaine Bleakney, Mathias Svalina & Wang Jiaxin

Saturday, October 19 at 7 PM

The fort gondo poetry series is pleased to present a reading by:

Elaine Bleakney, Mathias Svalina & Wang Jiaxin

Elaine Bleakney is the author of two books of prose poetry: 20 Paintings by Laura Owens (Poor Claudia, 2013) and For Another Writing Back (Sidebrow Books, 2014). Her writing has appeared in At Length, American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review Online, Verse Daily, The Volta and others. She is an art editor for At Length, a place for long-form writing, and the editor of the tear-apart poetry anthology Poem In Your Pocket (Abrams, 2009). A native of Arizona, Elaine was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and now lives with her husband and son in Asheville, North Carolina. She works at Penland School of Crafts.

OpenStreetMap Cherokee Street #editathon @ Fort Gondo

Posted by Fort Gondo on October 12, 2013 | Comments Off on OpenStreetMap Cherokee Street #editathon @ Fort Gondo

On Saturday, October 18, 12- 4 PM:

Put Cherokee Street on OpenStreetMap, the most comprehensive world-wide crowd-sourced map!

We will meet at multiple locations along Cherokee Street to teach people how to contribute to OpenStreetMap:

At Nebula Coworking, we will edit OpenStreetMap online using the iD editor. An introduction to OpenStreetMap will take place at 12PM and 2PM.

At fort gondo compound for the arts, explore the neighborhood and mark up maps by hand (to be digitized at Nebula Coworking the same day). An introduction to OpenStreetMap and a presentation on how to edit using Field Papers will take place at 12PM and 2PM.

“BINDERFUL” @ fort gondo

Posted by Fort Gondo on October 11, 2013 | Comments Off on “BINDERFUL” @ fort gondo

Next Friday, October 18:

BINDERFUL

A group exhibition curated by JE Baker & Carrie Debacker

Organized in tandem with the Friends of Dard Hunter Conference

October 18 – November 23, 2013
Opening reception Friday, October 18, 7-10 PM

“CROWLEY: Governor Romney, pay equity for women?

The fort gondo poetry series is thrilled to begin its 3rd season this Saturday, September 7 at 7 PM with a reading by poets:

Stephanie Anderson
Dot Devota
Brandon Shimoda

Stephanie Anderson is the author of In the Key of Those Who Can No Longer Organize Their Environments (Horse Less Press) and four chapbooks.  She edits the micropress Projective Industries and lives in Chicago.

Dot Devota is from a family of ranchers and rodeo stars. She is the author of The Eternal Wall (Cannibal Books; Canadian edition just published by BookThug), MW: A Midwest Field Guide (Editions19\), and And The Girls Worried Terribly (forthcoming from Noemi Press). She currently writes prose about the Midwest and travels full time.

SATURDAY at fort gondo: “Meta”

Posted by Fort Gondo on August 19, 2013 | Comments Off on SATURDAY at fort gondo: “Meta”

 

SATURDAY at fort gondo:

“META”

A one-night exhibit and performance by Anna Minx, William Gass & Rick Wilson.

The exhibition opens at 6 PM; the performance begins at 8 PM.

Anna Minx’s paintings represent the universe through the layered lenses of El Greco, ancient cave renderings, Mayan and Baroque patterning, street graffiti and imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope. Minx likes to think of this series as a physical embodiment of a wandering Google search.

Rick Wilson and William Gass will perform as a human jukebox. During the last half-hour of their set, they will take musical requests, which will be interpreted and performed.

TOMORROW at Fort Gondo: An Evening of Experimental Meditation

Posted by Fort Gondo on August 15, 2013 | Comments Off on TOMORROW at Fort Gondo: An Evening of Experimental Meditation

TOMORROW, August 20, 2013 from 8-9 PM
at fort gondo compound for the arts

Guru Rugu and the experimental meditation center of los angeles present:

An evening of experimental meditation

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Dear friends,

Please join Guru Rugu and the experimental meditation center of los angeles in the great city of St. Louis for an evening of experimental meditation and inspiration.

Saturday @ Fort Gondo: Elysia Mann’s “And the War Was Barely Considered”

Posted by Fort Gondo on August 5, 2013 | Comments Off on Saturday @ Fort Gondo: Elysia Mann’s “And the War Was Barely Considered”


THIS SATURDAY:

Elysia Mann

And the War Was Barely Considered

August 10 – 17, 3013

Opening reception Saturday, August 10, 7-10 PM
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about the exhibition
Memory is nothing if not inflexible. And the War Was Barely Considered attempts to distill the ineffable stuff of personal narrative into codified forms: indices, alphabets, pages of an untitled text that deny linear collection. Through prints and drawings that waver between the singular and the multiple — the horribly dispensable and the horribly precious — Mann constructs the scaffolding for a life that begs telling and untelling.

This Saturday at Fort Gondo: “Feast” by Jesse Firestone / Leah Nguyen

Posted by Fort Gondo on July 11, 2013 | Comments Off on This Saturday at Fort Gondo: “Feast” by Jesse Firestone / Leah Nguyen

Jesse Firestone

FEAST

July 13 – 27, 3013

with a site-specific painting by Leah Nguyen

Opening reception Saturday, July 13, 7-10 PM

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about the exhibition

Feast is a perceptual panoply — an experiment in photonic synergy, show room glitz, vanitas rot and queer psychedelia. Through digital wallpaper patterns, still life photography and sculptural furnishings, the exhibit forms a blurred space that is no place, a design template for baroque orifices and privately embellished world-making.


about the artist

Saturday at Fort Gondo: “Pink” by Edo Rosenblith

Posted by Fort Gondo on June 3, 2013 | Comments Off on Saturday at Fort Gondo: “Pink” by Edo Rosenblith

THIS SATURDAY:

Pink

Edo Rosenblith

June 8 – July 6, 2013

Opening reception Saturday, June 8, 7-10 PM
with the launch of Pink, an artist book

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about the exhibition

“Pink”: a fort gondo publication

Posted by Fort Gondo on May 15, 2013 | Comments Off on “Pink”: a fort gondo publication

fort gondo announces its first publication:

Pink

by Edo Rosenblith

 

An artist’s book

208 pages, 5 x 7 inches

Full color, with postscript by the artist and various contributors.

Book design by Dana Davis

Printed by Trio Printing Co., STL, MO

 

$30 (advance purchase price)

$35 after June 8, 2013

Purchase here.

 

about the artist

Thursday: “This Must Be the Place”

Posted by Fort Gondo on April 28, 2013 | Comments Off on Thursday: “This Must Be the Place”

This THURSDAY, May 2, 4-8 PM

THIS MUST BE THE PLACE

2276 Jefferson Avenue STL, MO

Marisa Adesman, Mara Cruvant, Becky Daniel, Raina Koller, Michael Osheroff, Annie Sayers, Zach Swanson, Kristie Wickwire, Rachael Tellerman

A one-night group exhibition organized by the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts BFA painting majors (2013).

 

Saturday at Fort Gondo: “Contact” by Mike Newton

Posted by Fort Gondo on April 28, 2013 | Comments Off on Saturday at Fort Gondo: “Contact” by Mike Newton

SATURDAY at fort gondo:

Mike Newton

Contact

May 4 – June 1, 2013

Opening reception Saturday, May 4, 7-10PM

with a performance by the artist.

 
about the exhibition

Contact considers interpersonal communication as an analogy for greater struggles with unknowable systems, drawing upon psychological studies of autism, language and anxiety, especially as they relate to eye contact.

Tomorrow at Fort Gondo: Paul Foster Johnson & Idra Novey poetry reading

Posted by Fort Gondo on April 11, 2013 | Comments Off on Tomorrow at Fort Gondo: Paul Foster Johnson & Idra Novey poetry reading

TOMORROW

The fort gondo poetry series is pleased to present (its final reading of Season 2):

Paul Foster Johnson & Idra Novey

Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m.

about the poets

Paul Foster Johnson is the author of the poetry collections Study in Pavilions and Safe Rooms(Portable Press at YoYo Labs, 2011) and Refrains / Unworkings (Apostrophe Books, 2008), as well asQuadriga (2006), a chapbook he cowrote with E. Tracy Grinnell. From 2003 to 2006, he curated the Experiments and Disorders reading series at Dixon Place. He has served as a co-editor of Litmus Press/Aufgabe and is the current editor of The Poetry Project Newsletter.

Saturday at Fort Gondo: Mamie Tinkler & Zak Marmalefsky

Posted by Fort Gondo on March 16, 2013 | Comments Off on Saturday at Fort Gondo: Mamie Tinkler & Zak Marmalefsky

SATURDAY at fort gondo:

MAMIE TINKLER

March 23 – April 20, 2013
Opening reception Saturday, March 23, 7-10 p.m.
With a musical performance by Zak Marmalefsky

Friday at Fort Gondo: Matthew Henriksen & Aditi Machado poetry reading

Posted by Fort Gondo on March 16, 2013 | Comments Off on Friday at Fort Gondo: Matthew Henriksen & Aditi Machado poetry reading

The fort gondo poetry series is pleased to present:

Matthew Henriksen & Aditi Machado

Friday, March 22 at 6 PM

(PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN READING TIME)

Matthew Henriksen’s first book, Ordinary Sun, emerged from Black Ocean in 2011. He co-edits Typo, an online poetry journal, and currently lives and teaches in the Ozark Mountains, where he runs The Burning Chair Readings and edits Cannibal, a hand-bound poetry journal.

Easter Eggstravaganza 2013

Posted by Benton Park West on March 14, 2013 | Comments Off on Easter Eggstravaganza 2013

Benton Park West Neighborhood Associations invites you and your family to our 8th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza.

 DATE: Saturday, March 30, 2013

TIME: 10:00AM to 12:00PM

LOCATION: Gravois Park, Pavilion (3200 Potomac)

 This free event is a great way to celebrate with your kids in a safe and fun environment.

Activities include:
– An egg hunt (bring your own basket please)
– Photos with the Easter Bunny ($1/picture)
– Snacks and refreshments
– Egg coloring
– Temporary Tattoos
– And more!

This event is for children ages new born to 10 and must be accompanied by an adult.

HEARding Cats This Saturday & Fort Gondo on Bad at Sports

Posted by Fort Gondo on February 7, 2013 | Comments Off on HEARding Cats This Saturday & Fort Gondo on Bad at Sports

SATURDAY:

HEARding Cats Collective presents: Missing Link

February 9, 2013 at 8 PM

A poetry reading by K. Curtis Lyle,Anna Lum, Brett Underwood, Stefene Russell and Treasure Shields Redmond.

Music by Doc Mabuse & Zimbabwe Nkenya.

Click here for more info.
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fort gondo profiled on the Chicago-based national arts blog and podcast series BAD AT SPORTS:

http://badatsports.com/2013/identity-crisis-st-louiss-fort-gondo-compound-for-the-arts/

Thanks to Kelly Shindler, Assistant Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, for this thoughtful piece.

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On view: “All That Heaven Allows”

Benjamin Edelberg and Brandon Anschultz

Through February 23, 2013

Friday at Fort Gondo: Nick Demske & Stephanie E. Schlaifer poetry reading

Posted by Fort Gondo on January 22, 2013 | Comments Off on Friday at Fort Gondo: Nick Demske & Stephanie E. Schlaifer poetry reading

The fort gondo poetry series is pleased to present:

Nick Demske & Stephanie E. Schlaifer

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Friday, January 25, 2013 at 7 PM

fort gondo compound for the arts

3151 Cherokee Street  STL, MO  63118

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Nick Demske lives in Racine, WI, and works at the Racine Public Library. His self-titled manuscript was selected by Joyelle McSweeney for the 2010 Fence Modern Poets Series Award and was published by Fence Books. Nick curates the BONK! performance series in Racine. You should visit him online sometime at his blog nickipoo.wordpress.com.

Saturday at Fort Gondo: All That Heaven Allows

Posted by Fort Gondo on January 13, 2013 | Comments Off on Saturday at Fort Gondo: All That Heaven Allows

“All That Heaven Allows”

New work by Benjamin Edelberg & Brandon Anschultz

January 19 – February 23, 2013
Opening reception Saturday, January 19, 7-10 p.m.

“All That Heaven Allows” explores the intimate violence of assemblage as a
sculptural and two-dimensional approach that radically deconstructs
conventional materials. The exhibition’s title is taken from the eponymous
1955 Douglas Sirk melodrama that, consistent with Sirk’s filmmaking,
repurposed the tropes of romantic storytelling to describe a vividly coded
narrative of desire, anti-convention and social critique.

Friday at Fort Gondo: Joy Katz & Simone Muench poetry reading

Posted by Fort Gondo on November 5, 2012 | Comments Off on Friday at Fort Gondo: Joy Katz & Simone Muench poetry reading

This Friday, November 9 at 7PM

the fort gondo poetry series is pleased to present

Joy Katz & Simone Muench

Joy Katz is the author of the poetry collections All You Do is Perceive, a National Poetry Series finalist (forthcoming from Four Way in 2013), The Garden Room (2006), and Fabulae (2002). She is also the co-editor of the anthology Dark Horses: Poets on Overlooked Poems (2007). She was educated at Ohio State, Washington University in St. Louis, and Stanford. Honors for her writing include a 2011 NEA fellowship, a Pushcart prize, a Stegner fellowship, and the Nadya Aisenberg fellowship at the MacDowell Colony. Her poems are anthologized in three volumes of The Best American Poetry, among other places, and appear in such journals as American Poetry Review, Notre Dame Review, Ploughshares,Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. Her prose has appeared in The New York Times Book Review and The Village Voice. She has taught literature and poetry at The New School and NYU and currently teaches in the graduate writing program at Chatham University, Pittsburgh, where she lives with her husband and young son.

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