Two new exhibitions & a poetry reading this weekend at fort gondo

Posted by Fort Gondo on March 25, 2014 | Comments Off on Two new exhibitions & a poetry reading this weekend at fort gondo

This weekend at the compound:


Tuan Nguyen


at fort gondo

March 29 – April 19, 2014

Opening reception Saturday, March 29, 7-10 PM


Dail Chambers

Itshanapa: A Surreal Sankofa Experience

at beverly

March 29 – April 19, 2014

Opening reception Saturday, March 29, 7-10 PM



fort gondo poetry series #18:

Anne Boyer & Josh Kryah

Friday, March 28 at 7 PM.

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about the artists and poets:

Tuan Nguyen is a painter, sculptor and Director of Education at theContemporary Art Museum St. Louis. His artwork has been exhibited nationally in venues in Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Seattle, WA and St. Louis. Nguyen received his MFA from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Born in Vietnam and raised in Rockledge, FL, Nguyen currently lives and works in St. Louis.

Dail Chambers is a multidisciplinary artist and founding member of Yeyo Arts Collective, a women’s arts and wellness center that includes the GYA community gallery. Chambers received her BFA from the Memphis College of Art and has participated in numerous independent programs and residencies, including The Community Arts Training Institute and the Urban Bush Women Summer Leadership Institute (New Orleans, LA). Her artwork has been included in solo and group exhibitions at the Metropolitan Art Gallery, St. Louis; St. Louis Community College, Florissant Valley; the Vaughn Cultural Center, St. Louis; and the Urban Art Retreat, Chicago, IL, among other venues. In 2011 she received Grand Center, Inc‘s Emerging Artist Visionary Award. She currently lives and works in St. Louis.

Anne Boyer’s works include “Anne Boyer’s Good Apocalypse,” “Art is War,” “The 2000s,” “Selected Dreams with a Note on Phrenology,” “The Romance of Happy Workers,” and “My Common Heart.” As well, her work, “A Form of Sabotage,” was published in translation by the Turkish collective Kült Ne?riyat in 2013. She has a forthcoming novel, “JOAN,” and a forthcoming book of prose, “The Innocent Question.” Recent writing can be found in The New Inquiry and Spolia. She is an Assistant Professor of the liberal arts at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Joshua Kryah is the author of two poetry collections, “We Are Starved” (2011), and “Glean” (2007). He received his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and his PhD from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he was a Schaeffer Fellow in poetry. In 2013 he was awarded an NEA fellowship and was the Thornton Writer-in-Residence at Lynchburg College as well as the Summer Poet in Residence at the University of Mississippi. Since 2007 he has been poetry editor of Witness magazine. He is a member of the creative writing faculty at the Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.

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fort gondo compound for the arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts forum founded in 2002.

3151 & 3155 Cherokee Street

St. Louis, MO   63118     |

Events sponsored by Schlafly Beer. Poetry readings sponsored in part by Paper Boat Studios.



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