Art, Poetry, Music
A 9/11 Commemoration
in Collaboration with
Sunday, September 11
2108 R Street, NW
Dupont Circle Metro
Artists everywhere have been moved to create work in response to the events of 9/11, both immediately afterwards and over the past 10 years.
By bringing together past and present work, we hope to illuminate ways in which art can help us to process catastrophe and its aftermath. The participating artists have been asked to reflect on their work in this regard, and their observations and insights will be included in the exhibition.
Join Split This Rock and the Studio Gallery for a reception featuring poets Gowri K, Holly Karapetkova, and Gregory Pardlo, artwork by Studio Gallery members, music, and more.
Gowri K is a poet, singer, and lawyer whose parents immigrated to the U.S. from Sri Lanka. She has been a featured poet at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Campus Progress's Protest Through Poetry, Busboys and Poets, and Sulu DC and her poetry has appeared in Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Bourgeon, and Lantern Review. She was a member of the 2010 DC Southern Fried Slam team and serves as the program director at BloomBars community arts space, where she hosts Poetry in the Morning and Poet-Tree in Bloom.
Holly Karapetkova's poems, essays, and translations from the Bulgarian have appeared in Mid-American Review, Waccamaw, 32 Poems, and many other places. Her first book, Words We Might One Day Say, is from Washington Writers' Publishing House. She lives in Arlington, VA, and teaches at Marymount University.
Gregory Pardlo is the author of Totem (APR 2007). He is recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a translation grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has received other fellowships from the New York Times, the MacDowell Colony, and the Lotos Club Foundation. He teaches at George Washington University.
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