UKIAH, 4/25/2017 — Artists will respond to the election on the first Friday in May, at the Arts Council on 309 East Perkins Street in Ukiah. Poetry, music, an exhibit of protest signs and other artwork will be part of the event at the old train depot. Here’s a press release, with details:
“Signs of the Times: Artists Respond to the Election” opens at the Ukiah Depot on First Friday, May 5 from 5 – 8 p.m. Spoken word and music will accompany the exhibit of signs from recent regional marches and work created by local artists since November. Cellist Abigail Summers will welcome guests at 5:00 p.m. Torrey Douglas and friends will sing “I Can’t Keep Quiet” to open the spoken word presentation at 6:00 p.m. Featured poets Mary Norbert Korte, Armand Brint, and Linda Noel will read, followed by an open mic. Open mic participants are invited to share poems in response to the election. “Signs of the Times: Artists Respond to the Election” will provide our community with a space for public conversation.
This free public event is organized by Courage Arts Action, part of Ukiah’s Mendocino Courage Campaign. The art group’s purpose is to foster community inclusiveness and cross-cultural understanding through opportunities for creative expression. The Depot lobby, at 309 E. Perkins St., is an exhibit space managed by the Arts Council of Mendocino County. For more information about the exhibit event, call Dorothy Gayle Haas at 462-1731.