Poems and Pictures Exhibit in NYC

Opening Reception:
Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, Third Floor
New York, New York 1001
Wednesday, July 7th, 6-8pm, FREE

Poems and Pictures:
A Renaissance in the Art of the Book (1946-1981) Poems and Pictures
Organized by Kyle Schlesinger, Proprietor of Cuneiform Press.

Poems & Pictures examines relationships between visual and language art. The exhibit features over 60 books produced between 1946 and 1981, as well as paintings, collages, periodicals, and ephemera. Poets, artists and collaborators include Wallace Berman, Joe Brainard, Robert Creeley, Jim Dine, Johanna Drucker, Philip Guston, Joanne Kyger, Emily McVarish, Karen Randall, Larry Rivers, George Schneeman, and many more.

A comprehensive catalogue accompanies this exhibition.

Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – RIRETTE MAITREJEAN


AUGUST 14 — RIRETTE MAITREJEAN
French individualist anarchist, Bonnot gang member.

August 14, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Sardinia: FESTIVAL AT SASSARI, which originated following a 16th-century plague. A great procession of people carrying enormous lighted candles, each with many long ribbons attached and held by others, with ballet-like movements to flute and drums, and ending at the MADONNA OF THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST.
Chicago: BUD BILLIKEN DAY, a Black children’s holiday.
Massachusetts: LIBERTY TREE DAY.

ALSO ON AUGUST 14 IN HISTORY…
1765 — Stamp Act riots begin in Boston.
1842 — Seminoles forced on the Long March to Oklahoma.
1887 — French Direct Action anarchist Rirette Maitrejean (Anna Estorges) born.
1930 — Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky commits suicide.
1935 — U.S. Social Security Act signed.
1956 — German dramatist Bertolt Brecht dies, Berlin.
1963 — Broken by McCarthyism, lefty playwright Clifford Odets dies, Los Angeles.
2002 — Maverick painter Larry Rivers dies, Southhampton, Long Island, New York.
2003 — Largest power blackout in history hits huge swatch of U.S. Northeast.