Twelve recent Minnesota State Arts Board Grantees present an evening of visual art, writing, and music, to benefit Kulture Klub, an independent nonprofit arts organization that brings together homeless teens and artists.
Each artist will showcase recent work in a five-minute presentation: there’s two poets (Todd Boss and Bryan Thao Worra); two photographers (Chelsea Hammer and George Byron Griffiths); two fiction writers (Laura Owen and Marcia Peck); a film maker (Kevin McKeever); a visual artist (Nathan Freeman); three non-fiction writers (Kara Garbe, Dhana-Marie Branton, and Jacqueline White); and a musician (Julie Johnson). Not your usual placid reading, this event will be varied and fast-paced, with something to please all kinds of artistic tastes.
The event will take place on Wednesday, June 10th, at the Loft Literary Center, located in Suite 200, Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, 55415. Open Book is located on Washington Avenue near the University of Minnesota's West Bank campus. For further information: www.loft.org.
Presentation begins at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a reception with food and drinks. Admission will be by donation (suggested donation: $10-15).
About Kulture Klub. Kulture Klub Collaborative brings together artists and homeless teens at YouthLink/Project OffStreets, a drop-in center located in downtown Minneapolis. Kulture Klub describes their mission thusly: “Kulture Klub brings dignity and respect to homeless youth and to artists, catalyzing new relationships between art and community. Kulture Klub is a bridge for at-risk youth to move from isolation to expression, towards finding a voice of participation in their communities.” You can find out more information at www.kultureklub.org.