May 29th: EarSay Voices hosted by Judith Sloan- LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
for details http://www.earsay.org/
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credit:The Mother of the WorldEarSay Youth Voices, program directed by Judith SloanPoem Read by Darly Aguste and Hend YehiaVideo and photography by Robert WinnAudio produced by Judith Sloan and Toure “Southpaw” Harris
In 1999 multimedia artists Lehrer and Sloan co-founded EarSay, combining their skills in multimedia arts project. EarSay is an artist-driven non-profit arts organization dedicated to uncovering and portraying stories of the uncelebrated. Their projects bridge the divide between documentary and expressive forms in books, exhibitions, on stage, in sound & electronic media. They are committed to fostering understanding across cultures, generations, gender and class, through artistic productions and education. They bring their work to theatres, museums, schools, prisons, festivals and universities. Warren Lehrer is a writer and artist/designer known internationally as a pioneer in the fields of visual literature and design authorship. His work explores the vagaries and luminescence of character, the relationships between social structures and the individual. His books, acclaimed for capturing the shape of thought and reuniting the traditions of storytelling with the printed page, include: Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a New America (W.W. Norton) with Judith Sloan,The Portrait Series: a quartet of men (four book series, Bay Press); GRRRHHHHH: a study of social patterns (Center for Editions) with Sandra Brownlee and Dennis Bernstein; FRENCH FRIES with Dennis Bernstein (Visual Studies Workshop); i mean you know (Visual Studies Workshop), and versations (EarSay). Lehrer is a frequent lecturer and presenter at universities, art and literary centers, and book stores throughout the United States and internationally. Lehrer is a professor at the School of Art+Design at Purchase College, SUNY, and a founding faculty member of the Designer As Author graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. He is currently finishing a novel, A Life In Books: the rise and fall of Bleu Mobley, an illuminated novel that contains 101 books within it, all ‘written and designed’ by Lehrer’s protagonist, who finds himself in prison looking back on his life and career.