November 13, 2021
Riverside Art Museum
3425 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501
Masks AND Proof of Vaccination required.
Free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.
To RSVP, visit: https://tinyurl.com/RemythLaunch
Join Inlandia Institute at Riverside Art Museum on Saturday, November 13, from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, as we celebrate the launch of Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prize-winner Remyth: A Postmodernist Ritual by Adam D. Martinez.
Remyth is a baptism and an exorcism. It's Hip-Hop and Punk. It's high art meeting low art at the church altar. It's a Works Cited page meeting with a ruthless remix culture unwilling to claim ownership and more than willing to take what it needs to make meaning.
Remyth is a concept that is indebted to remix culture and self-preservation. The spirit of this book is a ritual in form and content, aiming to make sense of a life filled with social media, distrust, anxiety, depression, pop culture, and longing for the feelings that relics of the past can create. This collection of poetry joins various poetic styles (such as prose, rhizomes, futurist, and free verse) to highlight the psychic and corporeal effects of being a multicultural 20-something navigating identity post-heartbreak and in the nascent stages of coming to terms with childhood traumas.
The poetry reading and book launch are free and open to the public, but registration is required. To RSVP visit https://tinyurl.com/RemythLaunch
To order Remyth: A Postmodernist Ritual, please visit Inlandia Books at: https://inlandia-institute.square.site/shop/Preorders/10.
Adam Daniel Martinez first scraped his knee playing in his hometown of San Bernardino, California. Since then, as a first-generation Chicano college student, he has earned a dual MA/MFA in English and Creative Writing at Chapman University. Adam has written and performed music in the Inland Empire for over 15 years, most notably under the moniker Faimkills. He is the co-founder of Pour Vida, a digital literary zine. Currently, Adam enjoys sharing his love for words with his students as an English professor at Chaffey College. He lives in Redlands, California with his wife and two cats, Virginia and Percival.
November 13, 2021
Inlandia’s Blacklandia Event Series Presents
How to Write About Black Art with Richard Allen May III – Part 2
On Zoom. Free and open to the public, but registration is required
To register: https://tinyurl.com/WritingBlackArt
Back by popular demand, Writing about Black Art with Richard Allen May III returns this November with both new and continued explorations of Black art. If you’re curious about Black art and interested in learning more about it – and would like to discover new tools for experiencing and writing about art – then please join Inlandia Institute’s Blacklandia events series for this in-depth virtual workshop, “How to Write About Black Art, Part 2” with Richard Allen May III. Classes run for three consecutive Saturdays – November 6, 13, and 20, 2021 – from 4:00-6:00 PM, and are free and open to the public.
This second series of workshops on How to Write About Black Art concentrates on making Black art accessible to readers through the methodology of Formalism where the emphasis is analyzing the elements of form (structure) in a work of art such as line, composition, light, color, shape, balance, and texture. The outcome of this three-week workshop is that through peer discussion and peer reviews, participants will produce a minimum of two edited and revised essays on Black art that reflect proficiency in using the language of art and design.
Free and open to the public. You are not required to have taken Part 1 of this workshop series to participate in Part 2. To register, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/WritingBlackArt
Artist and educator, Richard Allen May III comes with a wealth of knowledge about the AfriCOBRA Movement, having written the forward to AfriCOBRA: Experimental Art Toward a School of Thought, published by Duke University, 2020. He is a staff writer at Artillery magazine and his work has been displayed in art galleries throughout the Inland Empire, as well as exhibits throughout the United States. May has taught courses in community colleges, universities, and prisons and will discuss his artwork in the context of community. https://richardmayart.com/
The Blacklandia events series was initiated in 2020 in response to the May 25, 2020 murder of George Floyd at the hands of police. As an organization centered around the power of words – and one that values speaking up, and speaking out – Inlandia made a renewed and public commitment to providing a space for people in the Black community to come together, and from that arose a Black-led Black voices steering committee, and a new series of events, Blacklandia.
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