9/20/2012 Fresh Fruit

 

Host Dixie Treichel

Guests: John Medeiros, Gemma Irish, Patrick Kozicky, Stewart Van Cleve, Joan Vorderbruggen, Erin Sayer, Robyn Hendrix

 

John Medeiros, poet, writer

He has a new book of poetry out "couplets for a shrinking world" and is co-curator of Queer Voices Readings at Intermedia Arts who have a reading coming up Sept 25, 2012 at Intermedia Arts. http://jmedeiros.net/

 

Gemma Irish & Patrick Kozicky, BOOM! Theater founders

BOOM! Theater makes its debut with the play

Engaged, a world premiere drama by local playwright Gemma Irish, Director Christine Karki

Over dinner with friends, longtime couple Ben and Josh agree to help raise awareness about an upcoming marriage amendment. But they become entangled in more than just a political issue. Misunderstandings and insecurities surface, friends new and old are pulled into the fray, insults and food get thrown, and the very institution of marriage is called into question as these two men fight for the right to love who they love.

October 19 – 27 at the Cedar Riverside Peoples' Center. http://boomtheatermn.org/

 

Stewart Van Cleve, author, historian

Author of "Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota", will be at Magers & Quinn on Wednesday, October 10th at 7:30 PM for a talk and book signing.

In Land of 10,000 Loves, Stewart Van Cleve blends oral history, archival narrative, newspaper accounts, and fascinating illustrations to paint a remarkable picture of Minnesota’s queer history. Land of 10,000 Loves honors this rich and diverse legacy and is a compelling testament to the sacrifices, scandals, and victories that have affected and continue to affect the lives of queer Minnesotans.

http://www.upress.umn.edu/press/events/book-talk-and-signing-with-stewar...

 

Joan Vorderbruggen,  Founder, Arts Coordinator of Artists in Storefronts

Erin Sayer, Owner  of the Cult Status Gallery

Robyn Hendrix, Board Member, Exhibitions Committee Co-Chair with Womens’ Art Resources of MN (W.A.R.M.)

Guerrilla Girls' "Vote No" billboard features Michele Bachmann

Artists in Storefronts’ Joan Vorderbruggen, Erin Sayer of Cult Status Gallery and Robyn Hendrix of Womens’ Art Resources of Minnesota (W.A.R.M.) along with others raised money to erect a billboard aimed at defeating the marriage amendment  on the November Ballot in MN. The organizations were able to raise enough money to hire the Guerilla Girls, renowned public art activists, to create an image for the billboard and an additional image decrying the voter I.D. amendment to be used for posters, as well as the money to rent a billboard on Glenwood Avenue and 12th Street in downtown Minneapolis, MN. It stands above a parking lot used by many people who are going to games at Target Field.

http://www.guerrillagirls.com/index.shtml

http://www.artistsinstorefronts.com/

http://www.cultstatusgallery.com/

http://www.thewarm.org/

 

 

 

 

 

Playlist Tracks: 
Judy Garland, B52s, Angela Motter, Tori Fixx, Josie Cotton, Ochi, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Scott Free, Gaye Adegbalola, Candye Kane, Lou Reed, DDC, Sandy Rapp, Romanovsky & Phillips, RuPaul - Fresh Fruit 3rd Thursday Theme
Album: collage by Dixie Treichel; Label: self-release
Tori Fixx - Marry Me
Album: Marry Me; Label: A.C.R.N.OY.M. Records
Olivia Newton-John - Physical
Album: Physical; Label: MCA
Janis Ian - Danger Danger
Album: Folk Is the New Black; Label: Rude Girl Records
Tori Fixx - Soul Food
Album: Marry Me; Label: A.C.R.N.OY.M. Records
Janis Ian - Married In London
Album: single; Label: www.janisian.com
Olivia Newton-John & WACCI - Magic (Peachy & Murphy Mix)
Album: single-All proceeds from the single will go to benefit the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne, Australia, which is set to open in 2012 - 2013; Label: ONJ Productions
John Medeiros - poet, writer, co-curator of Queer Voices Readings
Topics: John's new book "couplets for a shrinking world" and Queer Voices Readings at Intermedia Arts
Gemma Irish & Patrick Kozicky - BOOM! Theater founders
Topics: Boom! Theater's show Engaged, written by Gemma Irish
Stewart Van Cleve - author, historian
Topics: Stewart's new book "Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota" and his talk and book signing at Magers & Quinn Bookstore
Joan Vorderbruggen - Founder, Arts Coordinator of Artists in Storefronts
Topics: Guerrilla Girls' "Vote No" billboard & their poster decrying the voter I.D. amendment
Erin Sayer - Owner of the Cult Status Gallery
Topics: Guerrilla Girls' "Vote No" billboard & their poster decrying the voter I.D. amendment
Robyn Hendryx - Board Member, Exhibitions Committee Co-Chair with Womens’ Art Resources of MN (W.A.R.M.)
Topics: Guerrilla Girls' "Vote No" billboard & their poster decrying the voter I.D. amendment