I know January 31, 2015 is a loooooong way off, but that’s the opening night reception for a show and performance of shutters/dead ends/lens/pens, a collaborative project between myself and photographer William Zuback. You can call him Zu. I spoke of the project a few posts ago. But now, Erico Ortiz, owner and curator of Inspiration Studios, will put on a gallery showing of the project from January 31, 2015 through the month of February. There will be three receptions: January 31st (Saturday) 6pm to 9pm; Sunday, February 1st, 2pm to 5pm; and a special, very appropriate reception on Mardi Gras, February 17th, (of course, a Tuesday) 6pm to 9pm.

This is something entirely new for me as a writer, opening up ways to think of my writing not as words on a screen or page, but as words and glyphs mounted large on a gallery wall, adding a dimension of design to their semantic and metaphorical meanings.

Inspiration Studios combines a gallery space with a theater space, so at the receptions there will also be performances of the words as the photographic images are projected on the stage.

shutters/dead ends/lens/pens is a project in process. It will continue to grow and change up to and after the exhibit.

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