Today at 7! A special edition of Vignettes featuring visual art inspired by the poetry of Heather Christle. Christle will read at 8, we encourage everyone to come either before 8 or after 8:30 so not to disrupt the reading with buzzing the door.
About Christle’s poetry:
Heather Christle’s poems bubble with surprising images and startling tonal changes; she keeps you moving through a landscape as bright and inviting as an arcade game. “Brochures have a thousand pictures and a thousand uses,” and these poems too have their thousands, calling to mind the lapidary surfaces of Crane and Ashbery. The magnificence of these poems comes in a tiny car, and we all fit, like a compressed sandwich of rainbow-colored clowns. Christle’s America is a three-ring circus, with its thrills and awe and a house of mirrors: look, you’re taller than you ever thought.
—D A Powell
About the visual artists:
Adam Boehmer is an artist and musician. In 2009, he took a year-long road-trip in a refurbished camper trailer and wrote most of his EP Red Coat while on that journey.
Amanda Manitach is an artist and curator at Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery. She works in large-scale drawings and video. Her work has appeared in various galleries and print journals including the Frye Art Museum and the Seattle Art Museum.
Eroyn Franklin is a bookmaker and visual artist. She is also a co-founder of Short Run Small Press Festival in Seattle, which features zines, comics and chapbooks, among other things. Her work has shown at Gallery4Culture, The Vera Project, and other galleries.
Gala Bent is a painter, animator, and mother of three. Her work has shown in Gallery4Culture, Cullom Gallery, and others. Her animation has been screened in Greece and France.
Jamey Braden is a multimedia artists who paints, makes plush peace-signs, and occasionally dresses as David Byrne to cover ’80s hits. Her work has shown at the Vera Project, Crawl Space Gallery, and other places.
Maggie Carson Romano is an installation artist, sculptor, and photographer whose work has appeared in Soil Gallery, Nepo House, and other places. Recently, she helped design the store Totokaelo.
Zack Bent is a photographer whose work has appeared in Gallery4Culture, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, and other places.