Dislocation Location: A Discussion Series on Art as a Refuge and Rallying Point

December 17, 2020 - 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Join us for a Zoom reading and discussion group in conjunction with our current exhibition, “Joe Guerriero: Waiting For Normal- Cuba and the United States.” We will read from Jennine Capó Crucet’s How to Leave Hialeah, a book of short stories tracing the space between Cuba and the United States (via a Hialeah, a city in northwest Miami-Dade county). These stories will allow us to think about the nature of community and art. Together we will ask: What does it mean to belong? And what kind of communities can form in the shadow of belonging? By thinking about these stories in relation to Guerriero’s photographs we hope to think about the role of art (both visual and narrative) in creating and reinforcing spaces of connection.

-Pre-registration is required. RSVP to info@artragegallery.org. We’ll send you the readings and the Zoom link. Space is limited.
-Before the event please either visit the exhibition at ArtRage Gallery (Make your appointment HERE) or view our Virtual Exhibition.

About the facilitators:

Florencia Lauria is an English PhD student at Syracuse University. She has lived in Buenos Aires, Minnesota, and New York, and she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota.

Jason Zencka writes and teaches in Syracuse, NY. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, a criminal defense investigator, and a high school English teacher. His story “Catacombs” opens the 2018 Pushcart Prize Anthology, and Voir Dire, an opera with a libretto by Zencka, premiered in April 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Funding for this program is provided by Humanities NY.