CIRCA Catalyst: Michael Fallon and Jenny O’Grady

Circa Catalyst Fallon O'GradyInterdisciplinary
Wednesday, April 15 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
CIRCA Catalyst
With presenters Michael Fallon and Jenny O’Grady
Dresher Center Conference Room, 216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

CIRCA Catalyst is an ongoing series promoting conversations around transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research that fuses the performing and visual arts with other fields of inquiry and scholarship. A catered lunch, with vegetarian options, will be provided by CIRCA (the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts).

UMBC Director of Marketing Jenny O’Grady and UMBC Senior Lecturer and poet Michael Fallon will present on their recent works interweaving art and poetry.

Michael Fallon set himself the task of writing a book of poems inspired by his own spontaneous photographs taken on walks with his wife, Ruth, and chose the most interesting shots from these walks, be they of discarded plastic bottles, water meters, tree trunks, his and Ruth’s shadows, or reflections of clouds, forest and sky. Fallon will recite the poems while the corresponding photographs are projected on a screen.

Jenny O’Grady edits The Light Ekphrastic, a quarterly journal that pairs writers and artists from all over the world to create new works online and for public spaces. In March of 2015 O’Grady will pair sixty-six Baltimore-area writers and artists for a special edition of The Light Ekphrastic published online and via the Baltimore LED Art Billboard. In addition to sharing some favorite works from the past five years, she will discuss some of the many routes her participants take as they go from being strangers to collaborators.

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