Join us during Amherst Arts Night Plus on July 11, 2019 for our monthly Open Mic. Poets, writers, and performers of any kind are welcome! Come early to view the contemporary art exhibition in Homestead conservatory. The open mic begins at 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by a talk by this month’s featured artist. Those who would like to share their work should arrive between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. to sign up.
On view from 5pm to 8pm
This month’s featured artwork is our Conservatory Art Installation Exhibit, “In Suspension,” by Tereza Swanda, Ingrid Pichler, and Fletcher Boote. The exhibit will be accompanied by a dance piece performed by Kelly Silliman.
5:45pm, second performance following Open Mic
Kelly Silliman will be activating the conservatory with movement as part of In Suspension. She has created a site-specific dance piece inspired by the shapes and movements of Tereza Swanda’s installation, and by the variant wordings found in the editing process of Emily Dickinson’s poems. The dance is intended to be viewed from all directions, and from both inside and outside the conservatory, and witnesses are invited to move to a different viewing spot at any point in the piece, if they wish.
Tereza Swanda, one of three artists who created “In Suspension”, will speak about the work following the open mic, around 6:45PM.