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Film & Performance
July 18, 7pm
CF's Summer Film Series: Exit Through The Gift Shop

Poetry Reading: Joy Harjo, Rita Dove, & Sandra Cisneros

Dec 1, 2017, 7pm
Joy Harjo, Rita Dove, & Sandra Cisneros will visit Phoenix to read from their own poetry, as well as to celebrate the longstanding conversation across and between their deeply impactful work. Joy Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She earned her BA from the University of New Mexico and MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Harjo draws on First Nation storytelling and histories, as well as feminist and social justice poetic traditions, and frequently incorporates indigenous myths, symbols, and values into her writing. Her seven books of poetry, which includes How We Became Human- New and Selected Poems, The Woman Who Fell From the Sky, and She Had Some Horses have garnered many awards. R... (View more)

Logan Lecture Series: Jac Leirner

Dec 13, 2017, 6:30pm
Jac Leirner might be called a scavenger of commercial culture and an archaeologist of the everyday. Since the mid-1980s, she has created vivid, serial configurations by collecting, ordering, and thus reframing banal consumer leftovers—ranging from airplane napkins to shopping bags—into stunning assemblages that comment on commercialism and also reference global trends of minimalist, abstract, and geometric art. Her practice is characterized by parody and play with consumerist detritus in works that, for her, “convey a history, with the idea of transgression imprinted on them.” Working with an incisive sense of humor, Leirner appropriates and recontextualizes the things we buy and throw away.   Spaces are limited and ex... (View more)