Announcing: Exhibition + Demonstration Opportunity at Cafe Zoma

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The ArtWrite Collective will begin curating art exhibits at Cafe Zoma for shows beginning November 2015! With a particular interest in public aesthetic diversification, ArtWrite is requesting show proposals from emerging artists and established creatives alike. Especially encouraged to apply are artists working to effect social change or producing work consistent with a social justice platform. Whether you’re using art as a tool for disseminating information, catalyzing conversation, telling your story, or exploring new futures – we want to hear from you.

Solo shows, side-by-side solo shows, and group shows are all potential options for participating in this space as a visual artist. Coffee shop exhibits will rotate once a month and each show will include a public event. This event can be a classic art reception, a poetry night, a workshop, a performance, or some other demonstration. We are open to proposals from creatives who may be able to contribute to one of these events or produce experiences that do not simply reside on the wall.

To learn more, check out the simple online application or reach out to theartwritecollective@gmail.com

*photo cred to Rachel Dolnick

Dreamzine: Liminal Messages Release and Reading at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

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Please join ArtWrite Collective at Pheasant Branch Conservancy for a starlit outdoor release and reading of Dreamzine: Liminal Messages, featuring visionary art and writing for social change. All content will be the culmination of a three-part workshop series led by Marcelle Richards, during which participants work closely with nature and the spirit world during their creative processes.*

An usher will meet guests promptly at 4:30pm at the gravel county parking lot on the west end of Pheasant Branch Conservancy. See map here — point A.

From there, guests will be taken to the performance site at the top of Fredericks Hill. Please arrive on time; we will depart up the hill as a group. Dress for the weather and plan to walk about 15 minutes up a gentle, winding incline. Please bring your own lawn chair and/or blankets; the setting will be intentionally rustic. A few flashlights will be on hand but you may also choose to bring your own for the walk back down the hill at the end of the night — it will be dark. Parking is limited, so we encourage carpooling.

RSVPs via Facebook are greatly appreciated so we can report an estimated attendance count to the county park staff.

Please contact Marcelle Richards with questions about navigation, logistics, etc. (608) 287-4740.

*(We are accepting applicants for the three-part workshop series through Sept. 15. To apply, fill out this form.)