February 2014 Art Matters Archives

2/5/2014 Art Matters

A special hour-long edition of the Listening Lounge, a 1955 recording of famed radio-man and award-winning author Studs Terkel. Studs interviews Pete Seeger and Big Bill Broonzy on their art and life – expect lots of banjo, guitar, insight and laughs. (6:30-7:30 on The Listening Lounge page)

2/12/2014 Art Matters

Poet and writer IBé has produced “Haikus for Gambia” to debut online and on billboards around town on February 18th. Some of the Twin Cities’ most talented poets, from laureates to spoken word artists, have contributed 49 haikus to the project in celebration of the Gambia’s independence day.

2/19/2014 Art Matters

A tribute to the late Stuart Hall, a founder of Cultural Theory and the documentary subject of “The Stuart Hall Project” by British filmmaker John Akomfrah, which screens at the Walker Art Center on 2/21. Guests are Sheryl Mousley, the Walker’s Senior Curator for Film/Video, and independent arts consultant and curator, Reggie Prim.

2/26/2014 Art Matters

A discussion of the play, “The Ballad of Emmett Till” by Chicago playwright Ifa Bayeza (also sister of Ntozake Shange!) with actors Sha Cage and Darrick Mosley, on stage at the Penumbra. The story of the brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 is thought to be one of the sparks of the Civil Rights Movement.