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In 2008, BOA and Rochester Contemporary Arts Center got together to put on Postcards in Jazz
. The event featured BOA poet Wyn Cooper reading from Postcards from the Interior
(BOA, 2005) along with a jazz combo featuring musicians Chris Azzara, Dave Blask, Jeff Campbell and Mark Kellogg. It took place during the Rochester International Jazz Festival
which brings together some of the world's best jazz music for a weeklong celebration.
The event was so much fun - we're going to do it again! This year's event (tentatively titled Jazz is Poetry
) will feature BOA poet Sean Thomas Dougherty
reading from Broken Hallelujahs
(BOA, 2007) as well as his forthcoming collection, Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line
(forthcoming, 2010). He'll be teamed with the same jazz combo as Wyn read with and - once again - we'll be holding the event during Jazz Festival at Rochester Contemporary Arts Center.
Jazz is Poetry
is scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, June 15th. We'll post full details as the event date gets closer.
In the meantime, Rochester Contemporary is gathering work for their 6x6x2010 event which will be showing during the Jazz is Poetry
gig. This show serves as a fundraiser for the gallery and is a fun opportunity for artists, and non-artists, to show their creations and help support an outstanding Rochester art gallery.
Below is an email from Rochester Contemporary with details about 6x6x2010 and links where you can find out more about the event. We encourage you to take part in the show and to come out for Jazz is Poetry
on June 15th!
To whet your appetite, here is a videotape of Wyn Cooper's appearance at the 2008 Postcards in Jazz
[Postcards in Jazz
I would like to invite you to contribute artwork(s) to our upcoming exhibition 6x6x2010. Please invite all your friends and family to participate and help us reach our goal of 2010 artworks including at least one artwork from each U.S. State!
Submissions are due in just 6 weeks!
Thank you for your contributions to 6x6x2009!
Last year more than 6,000 Visitors attended an exciting art exhibition of more than 3,000 artworks by nearly 1,200 artists from 17 countries, 36 states! More than 1,400 artworks sold. Thanks to your support, it was a huge success. We asked every visitor to 6x6x2009 if we should have another 6x6 exhibition. Resoundingly, you answered YES!
6x6x2010 - You Asked For It!
June 5 - July 11, 2010
Deadline for Submissions: May 2, 5pm
Preview Hours: June 2, 3 & 4, 1-10pm
Opening Reception & Artwork Sale: June 5, 6-10pm
Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: July 11, 12, 13 & 14, 1-7 pm
Exhibition Page: http://www.rochestercontemporary.org/6x6x2010.html
Artworks due: May 2, 2010 at 5pm. Artworks may be mailed or delivered directly to RoCo,
137 East Ave,
Rochester, NY 14604.
Each submission must be accompanied by a completed submission form.
Remember: Artworks must be signed only on the back (to be exhibited and sold anonymously) and accompanied by the submission form.
Please read FAQs: [Frequently Asked Questions]
Full Artist List: Coming Soon!
6x6x2010 is the third exhibition of thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international and local artists, designers, college students, youths and YOU. Each artwork will be 6x6 inches square and signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. All artworks will be for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit Rochester Contemporary Art Center. Artists' names will be revealed to the buyer only upon purchase and all artworks will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. Don't miss Rochester's largest exhibition, and a chance to show your artwork in great company and support Rochester's downtown contemporary art venue. All submissions are due by May 2 at 5 pm and should be delivered or mailed directly to Rochester Contemporary Art Center.
UPDATE (3/18/10):6x6 artorks have already arrived from 12 U.S. States and 6 Countries
UPDATE (3/3/10):6x6 artorks have already arrived from 7 U.S. States and 5 Countries
UPDATE (2/12/10):Facebook Event http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=271840093940&ref=mf
UPDATE (1/22/10): 6x6x2010 is announced to the public.... please tell your friends