T. Renner, "Sky & Tree, Washington University in St. Louis, Dusk," 2009, digital photograph.
Inspired by "Sky & Tree"
The fading blue
Favorite blanket of youth
Moments of security
In silent sky
And the rock-a-bye baby band plays
Twisted tunes of falling cradles
About the breaking of boughs
Mighty arms reach into
This fading blue
An awkward bend
As mother’s place for child
-- Buddha 309
During the Fifth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival, Chicago-based artists collaborate with artists in other locations—both here in the U.S. and abroad. These collaborations involve a range of art forms—including music, dance, film, literature, and intermedia—and they are prepared or improvised.
This Fifth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival and Chicago Artists Month event happens as part of the Waiting 4 the Bus series will be held Monday, October 4, 7:00 p.m., at Café Ballou, 939 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL, (773) 342-2909. All ages event, free and open to the public.
Participants will include:
Matthew Barton (Chicago) and Duane Vorhees (Bangkok)
Postcard from NYC -- Al DeGenova (Chicago), Charlie Rossiter (Chicago), Dan Cox (Albany, NY), and Ralph Murre (Baileys Harbor, WI)
Lisa Hemminger (San Diego) and Jeff Mroz (Chicago) -- poetry and music collaboration
Wayne Allen Jones (Chicago) and Robert Karimi (Minneapolis) -- poetry collaboration
A Mess O Poems: "from now on, we will NOT have died young” -- a poetry collaboration between Elizabeth Marino (Chicago) and Sally Evans (Edinburgh)
Buddha 309 (Chicago) and Tony Renner (St. Louis) -- poetry and visual art collaboration
Chainpoem, with Marie Countryman (Vermont), Yentz Melanov (Munich), Song Zijiang (Macao), Charlie Newman (Chicago), Francoise La Maline (Buenos Aires), Steven Schroeder (Chicago), Murray One (Calgary), Mindaugas Briedis (Vilnius), Ken Hada (Ada, OK), and David Breeden (Minneapolis)
Shelley Nation-Watson (Chicago) and Amanda Purdom (Tulsa, OK) -- poetry collaboration
Sid Yiddish (Chicago) and John Hardwick (Indianapolis) -- musical collaboration