Part potluck, part sing along, part performance, and part puppetry this Fixins show is a combination of some amazing talent from Virginia, Michigan and New York alike. We are so pleased to combine the forces of Anna Roberts-Gevalt, Elizabeth LaPrelle, Katherine Fahey and Andru Bemis for an amazing night of performance, good food and collaboration.
Katherine Fahey, an artist and musician from Baltimore, is best known for her screen printing and paper cut work, and collaborative shadow puppetry, while Anna Roberts-Gevalt, is a New England native who moved south to study to immerse herself in Appalachian music, was a grant-recipient for her research of female fiddlers at Berea College, and has studied with master Kentucky fiddlers Bruce Greene, John Harrod and Paul David Smith. Elizabeth LaPrelle is an acclaimed ballad singer, and has released three solo albums and has appeared on Prairie Home Companion; she grew up singing with her family, and has since learned from many Appalachian ballad singers, including Sheila Kay Adams and Ginny Hawker. Andru Bemis is a folk singer from Michigan and travels the steel rails with a devoted following from NY to Mexico.
Anna, Elizabeth and Katherine will be presenting shadow puppetry, along with their “crankie” (a hand quilted, hand cranked puppet show) as well as singing, teaching a shadow puppet workshop and even teaching a little bit of square dancing!
This is going to be one heck of a show and we are currently looking for artists to participate on April 26th at Vaudeville Park! We are particularly looking for artists whose work deals with traditional or folks arts (fiber, natural materials, etc) and puppetry. We are also possibly looking for other puppetry groups to perform depending on space. Read more about the show below. Submission deadline is APRIL 10th.
TO SUBMIT FOR THE VISUAL ART OPEN CALL FOR THE “FIXINS” SHOW APRIL 26th AT VAUDEVILLE PARK: Please send a sample or link to your work to the22magazine (at) gmail (dot) com. Please include “Fixins Submission” in your subject line. Submissions will close on April 10th.
Check out the performers!
Formerly called the Discovery/The Nation poetry contest, the Joan Leiman Jacobson Poetry Prizes are, for the fourth year, presented by Boston Review poetry editor Timothy Donnelly.
The four winners of the 2011 “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Contest are: Ansel Elkins, of Greensboro, NC; Angelo Nikolopoulos of New York, NY; Adam Roberts, of Iowa City, IA; and Solmaz Sharif, of Los Angeles, CA.
The three runners-up for 2011 are Xavier Cavazos of Ames, IA; Rebecca Lehmann of Tallahassee, FL; and Megan Williams of Boise, ID.
At their reading on May 9, the winners will be introduced by Timothy Donnelly, Cornelius Eady and D. A. Powell (subject to change).