War is Trauma at the Speak Easy
Presentation + Discussion with Marc Fischer of Temporary Services – April 13, 6-9pm
Location: La Esquina/ 1000 W 25th St. KCMO 64108
Exhibition Runs: April 6- May 13, 2012
Gallery Hours: Fridays + Saturdays 12-6pm, Sundays 12-5pm + special events
The Speak Easy is organized by Kansas City-based artists Sean Starowitz and Andrew Erdrich, The Speakeasy aims to create a center within our emerging cultural corridor for the kind of increasingly prevalent creative work that New York-based artist and writer Gregory Sholette describes as dedicated to the “imaginative exploration of ideas, the pleasure of communication, the exchange of education, and the construction of fantasy, all within a radically defined social-artist practice.”
Featuring a bar (serving sandwiches, coffee, and drinks) that doubles as a podium for lectures, a communal table for meals and conversations, a reading and research room, display areas, and space for creating, The Speakeasy will function as an “evolving, experimental temporary cultural center. “ Within this conducive environment will unfold events, panel discussions, conversations, lectures, collaborations, object production, and more, presented by and including a diverse roster of participants from Kansas City and elsewhere.
Among the featured visiting participants are Eric May (Chicago, IL), Temporary Services (Chicago, IL), and Wes Janz(Muncie, Indiana). Kansas City participants include CartWheel, Julia Cole, Tori Abernathy, Alex Pope/Vagabond, La Cucaracha, Phresh Prints Co-op, and Field Trip Publishing.
The Speakeasy will also feature Boulevard Beer, Oddly Correct Coffee, and custom sandwiches by The Local Pig, The Rieger, and others.