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After Your Turkey, a Day of Listening
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The library is participating in the National Day of Listening with StoryCorps. Visitors are invited to drop in for an audio slideshow featuring interviews with six local artists, recorded at the StoryCorps booth at Foley Square. The interviews all focus on the role of art in their lives and there will be audience interviews as well. The library says visitors are invited to talk about their own experiences, "whether you create doodles, mashups, crochet, or marble sculpture."
The six visual artists are painters and sculptors Michael Cline, Annette Cords, Anujan Ezhikode, Builder Levy, Justin Lieberman, and Charles Mingus III.
The artist storytelling slideshow and audience interviews will be held on Friday, November 27 at 10 a.m., 12 noon and 3:45 p.m. At 2:15 there will be an artist panel. Visitors are encouraged to come at 2.
The event is at the South Court Auditorium of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. StoryCorps collaborated with the library's Art and Picture Collections.
In honor of the holiday, we've posted a story courtesy of StoryCorps' Historias project, which collects stories of Latinos in America. Here, Jose Fernandez tells his wife, Teresita, about the first Thanksgiving he spent in the United States.