Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Joseph Jablonski in repose (at right):
A Hip, Surrealist Happening Deep in the Heart of Pennsylvania's Cultural Corridor
The über-fantastic, SURREALISM IN 2012, a celebration of the beginning of the 14th baktun (cycle) in the Maya long count calendar, and the fifth rebirth of our Sun is coming to the Keystone state. Penn’s woods. The land of Quaker oats!
And scores of surrealist artists and writers from around the world have submitted works for this eagerly-anticipated exhibition.
It’s going to be quite an extravaganza. A rilly big shew! Held in the GoggleWorks, a new community art center in the centuries-old city of Reading, this gathering of creative forces in Eastern Pennsylvania represents the first collective manifestation of the ongoing surrealist movement in that part of the United States. (Sylvan woods, indeed. Natives call it Penn-suh-vania.)
As part of the fevered hoopla preceding the 2012 show (Grand opening: January 6) Poetry Thursdays will feature Joseph Jablonski and the Lobster-on-a-Leash Players, December 1, 2011, in a special presentation at Midtown Cinema's Reel Café.
Jablonski will be performing “Poems and Tales from the Hidden Closet of the Enigma,” along with cogent elucidation re the role of the surrealist movement in the 21st century.
His writing was featured in the catalog of the World Surrealist Exhibition held in Chicago in 1976, and he’s edited several issues of the periodical Surrealist Enlightenment.
Two early poetry compilations were published by Chicago’s Black Swan Press. Jablonski’s also been published in numerous journals, including Arsenal, Surrealist Subversion, Octopus Typewriter, Free Spirits, Surrealist Insurrections and City Lights Journal.
Jablonski is the driving force behind Surrealism in 2012: Toward the World of the Fifth Sun, the aforementioned international surrealist exhibition scheduled to open in January at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA. Ooohh, mama!
Midtown Cinema is located at 250 Reily Street in Harrisburg, the urbane capital city of Pennsylvania. The long-running Poetry Thursdays is hosted by the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel. A rollicking open reading,(surreal works & authors are suggested)
to begin at 7pm, will precede the feature presentation. More
information: (717) 909-6566.