Connecticut Humanities Grant Brings Discussions and Lectures to Windsor Art Center

An example of Edmond Chibeau's Work
An example of Edmond Chibeau's Work

The Windsor Art Center received a grant for $1,500.00 from Connecticut Humanities to provide lectures, performances, and talk-back discussions during its upcoming exhibition, Performance Scripts: The Babbletive and Scribbletive Arts, featuring work by performance art writer, Edmond Chibeau.

During Chibeau’s exhibition, which runs from May10-June 21, visitors to the Windsor Art Center will be greeted with a new twist on viewing art.  Chibeau’s work, a multimedia performance poetry blending images, video, and text, will be played on TV screens and computers throughout the gallery.  In some instances, visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the work, clicking through digital images and text allowing them to create their own interpretation of the art. They are also encouraged to speak aloud performance scripts, which will be hung on the walls around the gallery.  Chibeau’s work promises to be both fun and interactive and to raise many questions about language –in paricular communication and interpretation.        

With the support of the grant from the Connecticut Humanities, the Windsor Art Center will provide a series of lectures, performances, and talk-back discussions throughout Chibeau’s exhibition that will allow visitors to discuss these questions and to learn more about performance art.   A wide-variety of speakers and performers have been invited to participate including CT poet, Alexandrina Sergio, media artist Ina Archer, Joanna Gunderson of Red Dust Books, and the WordWorks Group, who will perform some of the scripts on display at the gallery among others.  “We are delighted to be working with the Connecticut Humanities to provide this diverse programming,” said Amanda Pawlik, executive director of the Windsor Art Center. “We are looking forward to having some great discussions about art, performance, and language”

The public is invited to an opening reception on Saturday, May 10, from 5-7PM. Gallery hours are: Thursday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm.; Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; and Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.  For a detailed schedule of performances and lectures and for more information, please call 860-688-2528 or visit vww.windsorartcenter.org.      



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