Shadow Mountain Writing Workshop Coming Up Again This Friday 10/23/15

Desert/Mountain writers looking for a workshop? Or unsure when the next workshop begins? Read below, from workshop leader Jean Waggoner:

Shadow Mountain Inlandia Writing Workshop 10/23/2015 with Jean Waggoner

We meet in the Meeting Room at Palm Desert Library from 10:00 am – noon.

Theme for this Friday’s Workshop: Artistic Synergy

Given this inspiration, I guess I’ll have to bring my laptop for sharing:

Minimalist Duets in Sculpture and Dance (from Hyperallergic)

Where Sculpture and Dance Meet: Minimalism from 1961 to 1979 is an exhibition at the Loretta Howard Gallery that explores this overlap. Curated by dancer–turned–dance critic Wendy Perron in collaboration with historian Julie Martin, the show pairs videos of historic performances of dances by Merce Cunningham, Lucinda Childs, Trisha Brown, Simone Forti, Yvonne Rainer, and (surprisingly) Robert Morris, with sculptures by Ronald Bladen, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Morris, and Andy Warhol, exploring the dialogue surrounding concurrent ideas of minimalism in dance, performance, and art.

“Musee des Beaux Arts” by W. H. Auden (read by Tom O’Bedlam) + “The Fall of Icarus” by Pierre Breughel.

Villa Lobos & Ballet

Love in Damascus [music as antidote to conflict]

PROMPT: Think of an artistic event or work that has inspired your creativity in writing or in another form of expression–or see what comes up as you look at these bits that captivated my attention recently. I particularly like the comment cited in the Hyperallergic article, “Sitting in on a rehearsal, the-soon-to-be-sculptor Robert Morris…commented that the best moments were when they weren’t dancing.” I think I feel a poem coming on.