Feb 7th 2020

Plexiglas #5

@ Gray Center For Arts and Inquiry

929 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637

Opening Friday, February 7th, from 6PM - 7:30PM

Please join us for a reading by poet Callie Garnett and a presentation of work by artist Cathy Hsiao on Friday February 7th at 6pm at the Gray Center Lab (929 E. 60th St., across the courtyard from the Logan Café). Pizza and refreshments will be served.

CALLIE GARNETT is the author of the chapbooks Hallelujah, I’m a Bum (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), and On Knowingness (The Song Cave, 2017). Her poems have appeared in Prelude, jubilat, No Tokens, the PEN Poetry Series, and elsewhere. She works as an editor at Bloomsbury Publishing and lives in Brooklyn.

Born in New York and raised by a Falun Dafa mother, CATHY HSIAO grew up between the US and Taiwan. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and is the recipient of a New Artist Society Merit Fellowship. Hsiao creates auto-ethnographic installations that use the scale of the personal-botanical as a space to approach larger cultural and ecological questions of identity and environment. She has exhibited at the Carrie Secrist gallery, the Chicago Artist Coalition, and the DePaul Art Museum.

Plexiglas is a platform for emerging poets and artists. Its mission is to promote conversation across disciplinary divides. Events pair writers with visual artists in the hopes of fostering connections across media and of facilitating new creative work. In conjunction with The Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry and the University of Chicago English Department, Plexiglas introduces the Chicago area to new voices and helps students to envision futures in the creative field.

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