Neon Repoetry Open Reading at Rooms to Let

 17 May
 3810 E. 71 St., Cleveland, OHIO
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 Kathy Smith
(Time - 2pm) Poets & enthusiasts & peeps who want to see a really neato art installation in some vacant Slavic Village houses... you are invited to come bring your poems for this "chime in" reading. Probably bring a fold up chair for yourself, too. The reading is probably at 2pm on Sunday May 17, but the installation is available for viewing all weekend. See for more info. Art in cover photo by Jeff Chiplis from 2014: "Princess AC, Her Dreams & Nightmares." Chiplis's neon art will also be part of 2015's installation. Acclaimed poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma will be at this reading! He is a Nepalese poet. He is also doing a workshop and reading at Mac's Backs in Coventry May 13 at 5: Led by Slavic Village Development, Rooms to Let: Cleveland seeks to continue the conversation around vacancy and the plight of Cleveland’s historic neighborhoods in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. This year’s event will expand this dialogue to a new group of visual and performance artists to further interpret the evolution of community and recovery. Here are some of the artists contributing to the installation: Jeffry Chiplis – neon installation – front house 2nd floor left Paul Sydorenko ––installation – front house 1st floor small room back left Christine Mauersberger – installation – front house 2nd floor two ajoining rooms right Grace Summanen – installation – front house 1st floor large back room Rick Ferris – performance – front house 1st floor front room Cynthia Penter – video installation – back house 2nd floor Edward Raffel – installation – objects – front house 2nd floor Ron Copeland – wallpaper installation – front house attic and 2nd floor room Doug Meyer – installation – fireman’s pole – front house – 2nd floor room w/ Ron Copeland and 1st floor Ron Gundel – installation – back house upstairs bathroom and walls going upstairs Matt Bartel - terminal tower video Sally Hudak – back house 2nd floor Loren Naji – back house kitchen and pantry Robin Latkovich – installation front house 1st floor Keith Graham Charles Kiss

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