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Art for Change with Steven Parlato

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

Middlebury artist/author/educator Steve Parlato will discuss his creative process and motivation for crafting his 16-portrait collage series, They Are Not Disposable. Each portrait depicts a Black American whose life was stolen due to racial violence. In memorializing these individuals in art and poetry, Parlato seeks to promote necessary conversation around the topic of racism, with the goal of opening minds and fostering connection. The event will include artwork, poetry, and conversation.

Steven Parlato’s artwork has graced theater posters and book covers, and he has exhibited throughout Connecticut and at Art/Space Lima, OH. Also an award-winning poet and college professor, Parlato is the author of two young adult novels, The Namesake (which won the 2011 Tassy Walden Award for New Voices in Y.A Fiction) and The Precious Dreadful. Both explore grief, loss, and hope. Steve holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Design/Illustration from UConn (1986), and earned an M.A.L.S. in Humanities with a focus in Writing from Wesleyan University (2006). An actor, Steve has played roles ranging from the Scarecrow to Macbeth. His poetry appears in journals including Freshwater, Peregrine, CT River Review, and MARGIE. Parlato has offered writing workshops at libraries throughout the state and has been on author panels in Pennsylvania and Texas. Follow him on FB at Steven Parlato Author and IG: @stevenparlato.

Details

Date:
January 25
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://woodburylibraryct.org/

Organizer

Woodbury Public Library
Phone
2032633502
Email
mmartin@biblio.org
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Venue

Woodbury Public Library
269 Main St S, Woodbury Public Library
Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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Phone
2032633502
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