Dylan Thomas had his shack. Virginia Woolf had her room. Thoreau had his pond. Cheryl has her little house on the prairie. Before you reach for garlic and a crucifix, preparing to stiff-arm off another neo-hippy cult revival attempt, read on.
In 2004, Beili Liu, born in Jilin province, China, created a structure as a replica of a Chinese farmhouse during her residency at Art Farm; it became a symbolic marker for her choice to make this country her permanent home. Cheryl, in the same pioneering spirit, takes it as the base for her creative spirit; living and writing in it. Join us for an hour on Saturday, September 13 at 7:00 PM, listening to Cheryl gobble off poems of her experience over the last few weeks. It will be a verbal-intensive hour of flinty, frisky cognitive and emotional force, guaranteed not to send you from thrill to snore.
If you come early, you will have a perfect opportunity to visit with the other three artists currently in residence: Marco Joubert, Ann Kim and Carmelle Safdie, and see their work in progress. You’ll miss meeting Ilit Azoulay from Israel, but enjoy her photo of Cheryl exuding charm and charisma outside the little house.
After the reading, and if the weather cooperates, you can puff out your evening attending a movie across the pasture in the Victoria Bowl Theater.
This is aesthetic dissipation at its finest, certain to appeal to the highest expectations of your brain’s reward circuits: only one of many multimedia-driven events at Art Farm to help break your life’s pattern of tragic reserve. You’ll find it’s more fun than alcoholic skydiving.
Saturday, October 25,
1:00 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 26,
1:00 - 7:00 PM