ArtCenter/South Florida’s “Pin Up Pop Up Poetry” Culminates April 24 with a Group Reading by Diverse Collection of Miami Poets
ArtCenter/South Florida presents a group poetry reading event on April 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the Richard Shack Gallery, 800 Lincoln Road. The event features 14 local poets and culminates ArtCenter’s month-long “Pin Up Pop Up Poetry,” part of the O, Miami Poetry Festival.
Throughout the month of April, ArtCenter has invited local poets to push-pin their poems onto the walls of its common areas. More than 300 poems have been push-pinned onto the walls, featuring original work, drawings, photographs, mementos and other inspirations. The month-long interactive program was created by ArtCenter resident artist Beatricia Sagar.
Poets invited to read at the event are from diverse backgrounds with literary styles ranging from spoken word to the professorial, from the published to the non-published, and even a guitar playing scribe. They share a strong passion for the written word and a need to be heard.
Poets at the April 24 reading event include:
Atlas, Aza, Mary Kate Azcuy, Marcus Blake, Jeffrey Bustos, Gianni Cohen, William Curtis, George Durham, Maha Adachi Earth, Diego Flores, Pierre Max Freesney, Dana Rodriguez, Beatricia Sagar and Chloe Firetto-Toomey.
The event is part of ArtCenter/South Florida’s ongoing, innovative arts community partnership campaign, joining efforts with some the area’s leading arts organizations.
Last week, ArtCenter concluded its popular impromptu: concert series for the season. Musicians from the New World Symphony gathered once per month at the Richard Shack Gallery for classical music jam-sessions that delighted both locals and tourists. The series will begin again in the fall.
On May 18, ArtCenter collaborates with Next@19th and The Betsy Hotel for the upcoming event Accordion Invasion. Future cultural partnerships with planned for late summer include ArtCenter joining forces with the Miami Beach Botanical Garden and the Bass Museum of Art.
About ArtCenter/South Florida
The cultural epicenter of South Beach's Lincoln Road, ArtCenter/South Florida welcomes more than 100,000 visitors every year.
Since its founding in 1984, ArtCenter has been home to more than 1,000 resident artists. Counting down to its 30th anniversary in the Spring of 2014, the organization provides subsidized studio and exhibition space, plus teaching opportunities for emerging and career artists.
ArtCenter also offers over 100 studio and artist development classes per year at its South Beach location and satellite venues.
The mission of the ArtCenter, a non-profit 501(C)(3), is to advance the knowledge and practice of contemporary visual arts and culture in South Florida while providing affordable programming and work space for professional artists. 305.674.8278 www.artcentersf.org.