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THE ARTS: Vanessa German To Perform At Carnegie Museum

Posted by Elwin Green on May 22, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Normally, I route event info so that it can be published on "Homewood Happenings," the Homewood Nation community calendar. But this note from Khrys X. Myrddin is about something happening TONIGHT, so here's the full scoop:

Thursday, May 22, 6:00-7:00PM

Third Floor Jurassic Overlook

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Free with museum admission

Vanessa German, poet, artist, champion of Homewood, and the force of love behind the “Stop Shooting We Love You” campaign, love front porch, and the ARTHouse, will be reading poems as part of a series featuring local artists giving spoken word performances inspired by the traveling exhibit, "RACE: Are We So Different?" at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. The performance will be on the third floor Jurassic Overlook and is free with admission to the museum. Ms. German is asking those who come to bring an old item of clothing with a prayer written on it that she will use to make prayer beads which are often a feature of her sculptures.

Really no one’s words can do justice to Ms. German’s own, so perhaps the best exhortation to be made to come to what promises to be a powerful and beautiful evening are the invitations the artist posted on her Facebook page:

i be reading healing poems and some angry poems and some loving poems and poems that are quite simply an excuse for me to raise my voice, at the carnegie museum of natural history this thursday evening from 6-7pm. as part of the RACE exhibition. this event is FREE [with museum admission]. but if you come. bring me an old item of clothing that you write a prayer on, so that i can use it to make some more prayer beads. this is going to be an intimate performance. beautiful and rare even. so come and share. and i'll see you there. [05-19-2014]

tomorrow evening. 6-7 pm at carnegie museum of natural history. i come to you reading poems. performing prayers. and elevating in the echo. it has come to my attention that it costs money to get into the museum. be prepared for this. also. i will have some objects and catalogues for purchase in support of the ARThouse. and you can bring an object of clothing with a prayer written on it. i will make prayer beads of these. and i look forward to seeing you. in this intimate space. with a balcony. [05-21-2014]

Admission to the museum is $10 per adult/senior and $5 per student (w/ID)/child (ages 3-18). Admission is free for museum members and children under 3. Present your Access/EBT Card with a photo ID and receive admission for up to four people at $1 each. Other discounts available.


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