January 9, 7:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Small Works Gallery Opening: Showing The World We Live In and Beyond
Takashi Iwasaki is an acclaimed multi-disciplinary artist born in Hokkaido, Japan.
He is the Director of the Semai Gallery, has exhibited in Japan, Canada, and the U.S.A., and has had his work featured in public and private collections. Iwasaki will be displaying his recent interpretations of the current world with imaginary and otherwordly landscapes.
January 10, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Dancing, with Mirrors
Dancing, with Mirrors is a thoughtful fragmentation and re-arrangement of George Amabile's personal history. These eleven ‘cantos’ tumble into and over each other in a rush of passion, memory, devastation and quiet moments that promise renewal. Amabile’s talent for sounding the complex depths of everyday life shines like a beacon.
George Amabile has published his poetry, fiction and non-fiction worldwide.
He was co-founder and editor of The Far Point, founder and editor of Northern Light, has edited a dozen titles for Nuage Editions, Signature Editions, Penguin and has published eight books. He has received the CAA National Prize for literature, and first prize in the Sidney Booktown International Poetry Contest. He was the subject of a special issue of Prairie Fire in May of 2000.