Poetry Off the Shelf
Ari Brown, Reginald Gibbons, Mabel Kwan, Christina Pugh, Ed Roberson, and Rachel Jamison Webster
Saturday, April 16th, 6:00 PM
410 South Michigan Avenue
$20; $10 for students and seniors
Chicago poets and musicians present an evening in the arts. Ari Brown, a composer, arranger, and educator who has played with Chuck Berry, B.B. King, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, provides music inspired by the poetry of Christina Pugh and Ed Roberson. Pianist Mabel Kwan connects the words of Reginald Gibbons and Rachel Jamison Webster to her contemporary and exploratory music background. Kwan is a founder of the duo Nothing in Common and a member of Ensemble Dal Niente.
Co-sponsored with PianoForte Foundation
This exhibition presents photographs and ephemera from the poet Jun Fujita (1888-1963). Fujita is an English-language tanka poet who published regularly in Poetry during the 1920s. The first Japanese-American photojournalist, he is responsible for the most famous photos of the Eastland disaster, the Chicago race riots of 1919, and the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, among others. This show will explore his lesser-known landscapes.