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@Salon to Feature Array of Artists March 23


Contact:Kelsey Nevius

Illinois State University’s Creative Writing Program and Department of English will present @Salon from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. in Bloomington. This event is free and open to the public.

The event will feature local and regional artists for an afternoon of conversation, poetry, performance, music and visual art. The @Salon program will feature a performance by acclaimed poet/performer Avery R. Young, musical selections by Fade to Wake and performance artist Teaadora Nikolova, all performed to the background of conceptual sculpture by Angela Pease and book artistry by Andrew Huot.

A theater of conversation and exchange akin to the literary salons of the 17th and 18th century, @Salon welcomes artists and arts enthusiasts from area colleges and universities, the larger Bloomington-Normal community and beyond.

In addition to showcasing featured artists, @Salon will include a presentation and discussion of works-in-progress using Liz Lerman’s Format for Critical Response. Works by featured artists will also be available for purchase and light refreshments will be served.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency and the McLean County Arts Center. Co-sponsors include the Illinois State LGBT/Queer Studies and Services Institute and Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

For additional information contact Duriel E. Harris at (309)438-1404 or at Details about this and other Illinois State University English Department evens can be found at

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