Jun
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

Poetry, Hip Hop and The Unknown

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Where: The Wolf House (aka Bella Luna Studio

When: Thursday, June 1, from 8 -10 PM, 

What: I'll be performing a series of poems (and a few melodies) accompanied by Karen Townsend on accordion  and JG Everest on guitar, keyboard and effects.  Rumor has it Ben Durrant may join us as well. 

Poet and experimental hip hop artist, Charles Frempong-Longdon (Blacc.KLagoon) accompanied by Luc Hans Larson (w e s t k o r e a) on beats, vox and trumpet, will open up the night at 8 PM. 

Charles and Luc just released a fantastic new EP, Baby Boyand you can listen to it on Bandcamp here. They plan to perform many of the pieces off Baby Boy at the Wolf House on June 1.  

As for me, I will be mixing some old in with the new.  For a preview, below are two video links to works in progress that will featured in the show.  These pieces will also be part, in some form, of my second poetry + music album, Fake Apocalypse, due to be released in 2018. 

The Flood: a work in progress filmed mostly in Minneapolis and set to a live recording. Music by Karen Townsend and JG Everest (recorded during a rehearsal in JG Everest's living room March 2017).   

The White Deer: a work in progress with video footage taken mostly in Europe and set to a live recording.  Music by Karen Townsend and JG Everest(recorded during rehearsal in JG Everest's living room March 2017).  

$10 in advance /$15 at the door/Doors at 7:30

For ticket info please visit here! 

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Sep
8
8:30pm 8:30pm

Bosso Poetry Co.

Bosso Poerty Co. once again takes over the big green booth at Dustys's Bar at 1319 Marshall Ave NE, Minneapolis with special guest jazz punks GST and poets Thomas LaBlanc and Liza Dokken.  Also featuring Bosso regulars Lynn Gray, Venus Demars, Scott Vetsch, Lynette Reini-Grandell, Jeffrey Skemp and Michael "Spam" Hall.  Hosted by singer/songwriter J. Keyser. 

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Dec
16
to Feb 10

The Inhabitants

February 4, 2015:

Hello! This show has come to an earlier end than was initially planned and was taken down on February 3.  Thanks to all those who came out to see it and my sincere apologies to those who had  planned to go see it later in February.   I really appreciate all of your support!  

Jeffrey Skemp

The Inhabitants is a photo essay by Jeffrey Skemp that is now up at the Northeast Library at 2200 Central Avenue in NE Minneapolis, MN through February 28, 2015.   

 The Inhabitants incorporates images from two continents, Africa and North America, to explore how all things—human, animal, living, dead, animate or inanimate—emanate a sense of place (settled or unsettled or otherwise) and how all things, at least temporarily, inhabit this world together.

The Inhabitants is also strictly autobiographical, weaving real people, places and events, both near and far, into one essay. 

 The hours of the Northeast Library: 

Monday: 9 - 5, Tuesday: 9 - 5, Wednesday: 12 - 8, Thursday: 12 - 8, Friday: 9 - 5, Saturday: 9 - 5, Sunday: closed

IMPORTANT: please note since The Inhabitants is up in the community/meeting room (a room that can be reserved for groups to use for hours at a time) it's possible that there may be a meeting occurring that can not be disturbed. So, please check the meeting room schedule here.

Special Thanks to Laurie Simenson who made this exhibit possible and to the Jerome Foundation who helped fund Skemp’s return journey to Ethiopia in October 2013.

 

 

 

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Nov
1
11:00am11:00am

Artist Talk at Pierre Bottineau Library, 11:00 am

This coming Saturday, November 1 at 11:00 AM in the conference room of the Pierre Bottineau Library in NE Minneapolis,  I will be discussing my photo easy, The Inhabitants, currently being shown in the children's literature room until November 28.     Among other things, I will be discussing some of the stories behind the photographs as well as how being a poet has greatly effected my approach to taking photographs.  Included in this talk will be the presentation of photographs and video that I took while on my first trip to Ethiopia in early 2007.   Also, for the first time, I will be screening video footage that I recorded while on my latest trip to Ethiopia in October of 2013.  There will also be a Q & A session. For directions to Pierre Bottineau Library please click here.  

This coming Saturday, November 1 at 11:00 AM in the conference room of the Pierre Bottineau Library in NE Minneapolis,  I will be discussing my photo easy, The Inhabitants, currently being shown in the children's literature room until November 28.    

Among other things, I will be discussing some of the stories behind the photographs as well as how being a poet has greatly effected my approach to taking photographs. 

Included in this talk will be the presentation of photographs and video that I took while on my first trip to Ethiopia in early 2007.  

Also, for the first time, I will be screening video footage that I recorded while on my latest trip to Ethiopia in October of 2013. 

There will also be a Q & A session.

For directions to Pierre Bottineau Library please click here.

 

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