Tony Tasset, Eye, 2007 and Beverly Pepper, Cromlech Glen,  1985-90
Tony Tasset, Eye, 2007 [left] and Beverly Pepper, Cromlech Glen, 1985-90 [right]. Photos by Mike Venso/Laumeier Sculpture Park

Poetry in Place: Life, Death, Mulch

by Adrian Matejka, Richard Newman, and Marjorie Stelmach
October 2, 2010, 1-2 PM
Laumeier Sculpture Park Nature Trail - Beverly Pepper’s Cromlech Glen, 1985-90
American Arts Experience Event

 

Poetry in Place: That Eye’s Got a Mouth on It

by Byron Kerman
October 16, 2010, 1-2 PM
Laumeier Sculpture Park Museum Terrace - Tony Tasset’s, Eye, 2007
American Arts Experience Event

 

Laumeier Sculpture Park hosts a two-part series titled, Poetry in Place, as part of the American Arts Experience this October in St. Louis. Poetry in Place features a pair of site-specific, spoken-word projects in the outdoor galleries of the Park. Each day’s event will begin with an introduction to the site and artwork by Laumeier docents. A brief walking tour of that region of the Park will be offered following the event.   

On Saturday, October 2, from 1-2 p.m., “Life, Death, Mulch” by Adrian Matejka, Richard Newman and Marjorie Stelmach will feature readings of original and related work about love and loss, life and death—and the beauty that springs from those absolutes. This site-specific event at Beverly Pepper’s earthwork, Cromlech Glen, 1985-90, along Laumeier’s Nature Trail will include a serving of fresh fruit.  Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and comfortable walking shoes. In case of inclement weather the event will be postponed to Sunday, October 3 at 1 p.m.
 
On Saturday, October 16, from 1-2 p.m., “That Eye's Got a Mouth on It” will be performed by journalist, critic, artist and gadfly Byron Kerman. This new monologue will be presented in an engaging way—as the voice of a sculpture. The event will take place in front of Tony Tasset’s, Eye, 2007, near the Museum Terrace. It promises to be surprising, fun, raucous and contemplative. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs. In case of inclement weather the event will be postponed to Sunday, October 17 at 1 p.m.

 

American Arts Experience      For 17 days and nights, beginning October 1, 2010, the American Arts Experience – St. Louis will fill concert halls, museums, theaters, universities and outdoor spaces in the St. Louis area with dozens of performances and shows by renowned American artists and companies in disciplines ranging from symphonic music to jazz and singer-songwriters, theater by American playwrights and dance by American companies to major American visual artists. The American Arts Experience – St. Louis will be an annual festival each October celebrating all mediums of American arts. Visit www.americanartsstl.org for more information.

 

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Museum fall / winter hours are: Wednesday-Friday 10 AM-5 PM and
Saturday-Sunday 12 PM-5 PM (Free)

      

Adrian Matejka
Adrian Matejka

Richard Newman
Richard Newman
 
Marjorie Stelmach
Marjorie Stelmach
 
Byron Kerman
Byron Kerman