Monday, January 2, 2012

Be Inspired by Gertrude Stein: A Workshop

With the approval and support of Stanford in Washington and The Word Works, Inspired by Gertrude Stein, an interactive workshop will take place:

Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 10 am to 5 pm
The Stanford in Washington Art Gallery
2655 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

The workshop will celebrate the anniversary of Stein’s 138th birthday (Feb 3, 1874). Hans Gallas, co-curator of the Insight & Identity: Contemporary Artists and Gertrude Stein exhibition, and Karren Alenier, a.k.a. the Steiny Road Poet, will lead the workshop.

Here is the schedule:

10 am-noon ..Overview of Gertrude Stein & her work

Noon-1 pm.....Lunch break in the neighborhood

1-2 pm............Curator’s tour of Insight & Identity

2-3 pm........... Participants spread out in the gallery to write

3-4 pm ...........Tea break in the Gallery (including family & friends)

4-5 pm ...........Share drafted work (with all visitors in the Gallery)

The Steiny Road Poet is working on a video about the workshop. She wrote a script, gathered still shots of Stein and her friends, shot photos and film footage in the Stanford in Washington Art Gallery, and made a PowerPoint storyboard. Meshing sound and image is definitely a challenge. Nonetheless, the Poet is amateur at this but hopes the message will get across. Coming soon!

Photo credit: Yale Collection of American Literature,
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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