A free public event, @Salon features renowned local and regional artists for an afternoon of conversation, poetry, performance, music, and visual arts.
A theater of conversation and exchange, akin to the literary salons of the 17thand 18th century, ISU’s @Salon welcomes artists and arts enthusiasts from area colleges and universities, the larger Bloomington-Normal community and beyond. This event will take place at the McLean County Arts Center in downtown Bloomington (601 N. East ST).
@Salonundefinedan interdisciplinary artists salon will feature renowned local and regional artists for an afternoon of conversation, poetry, performance, music, and visual art. Presentations by high caliber artists include a reading by critically acclaimed Chicago poet, CM Burroughs (author of The Vital System) and musical selections by Drip Hop MC Grill Billyenz with DJ Polifino and musician/performance artist Teaadora Nikolova.
In addition to showcasing the artistry of featured artists, @Salon will include presentation and discussion of works-in-progress using Liz Lerman’s Format for Critical Response – a format for feedback that affords the artist an active role in the dialogue. Works by featured artists will also be available for purchase and light refreshments will be served.
@Salon is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a stateagency, and the McLean County Arts Center. The program is sponsored by the Illinois State University Creative Writing Program and the Department of English and the McLean County Arts Center. Co-sponsors include:the Illinois State University LGBT/Queer Studies and Services Instituteand the ISU Women's and Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies Programs.
For more information about @Salon please contact Duriel E. Harris at 309-438-1401 or via email at email@example.com. Details about this and other Illinois State University English Department events can be found at <http://english.illinoisstate.edu/>.
The Department of English at Illinois State University is dedicated to providing an environment that facilitates individual and communal creative, intellectual, and administrative work, and outreach.
Contact: Duriel E. Harris,
Department of English, Illinois State University
(309) 438-1401 (Direct) (309) 438-3667 (Main)