Social Skills Practice: A Late Pandemic Performance (8 p.m)
Bella Luna Studios at the Wolf House proudly presents" Social Skills Practice: A Post-Pandemic Performance and (Awkward) Social Hour featuring Kim Bahmer-Rada, Paula Cisewski, Nicelle Davis Annie Enneking and Annette Schiebout.
It is late pandemic era, gifting us an opportunity to practice gathering together again.
This group of women met weekly on Zoom to nurture their creative lives since March of dreadful 2020. Each artists made the best of the pandemic, and the group helped each other be held accountable and support individual goals.
Come see what we made this year! Some of us wrote songs, poems, short stories, healing books; we worked with clay, started a podcast, worked on various book art projects. We would love to share our pandemic progress with you.
Weather permitting, this will be an outside show, however, we are also limiting the audience to nearly half if we need to move inside instead.
There will be an early performance at 6, and a second performance at 8.
Tickets price $10-20 sliding scale. Pay what you can.
Kim Bahmer is a Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter whose songs range from folk, rock, jazz and pop. A multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with a degree in Music Education from the University of Minnesota, Kim has a plethora of musical inspirations in which to draw from including the old-time sound of Sacred Harp Singing. Kim will release her first ever meditative coloring book
Healing Through Art this July which documents her journey of recovery with mild traumatic brain injury. Her drawings and perspective are a must-read for survivors and caregivers alike.
Paula Cisewski's fourth poetry collection, Quitter, won the Diode Editions Book Prize. She is also the author of The Threatened Everything, Ghost Fargo (Nightboat Poetry Prize winner, selected by Franz Wright), Upon Arrival, and several chapbooks, including the lyric prose Misplaced Sinister. She lives in Minneapolis, where she teaches writing privately and academically, makes things, and collaborates with fellow artists and activists. Her website is www.paulacisewski.com.
Nicelle Davis is a California poet, collaborator, and performance artist who walks the desert with her son J.J. in search of owl pellets and rattlesnake skins. Her poetry collections include The Walled Wife (Red Hen Press, 2016), In the Circus of You (Rose Metal Press, 2015), Becoming Judas (Red Hen Press, 2013), and Circe (Lowbrow Press, 2011). Her poetry film collaborations with Cheryl Gross have been shown across the world. She has taught poetry at Youth for Positive Change, an organization that promotes success for youth in secondary schools, MHA, Volunteers of America in their Homeless Youth Center, and with Red Hens WITS program. She is the creator of The Poetry Circus and collaborator on the Nevermore Poetry Festival.
Annie Enneking is a fight director, and the front woman and founder of the rock band Annie and the Bang Bang. She also plays spare and frank dream pop/alt folk under her own name.
Annette Schiebout is a consultant, freelance writer and project manager. She is the founder and CEO of Bella Luna Studios at the Wolf House - an artist residency and performance venue. She has participated in literary and musical performances throughout the Twin Cities and Los Angeles, including TIC, Saint Paul Almanac, Poetry Circus - LA, Cracked Walnut, My Ocean, iNMigration, Goth Mom, Prairie Fire Lady Choir, and Lock and Dames. Annette is Loft Literary Center fellow and an Intermedia Arts Mentee. She has received residencies at Sirenland, Mont Blanc, and Squaw Valley. She is published in rps, Honeypot Literati, F'Jords Review, Ó Bhéal and others. Her poetry film A Short History of My Addictions won Audience Choice Award at the Co-Kisser Poetry and Film Festival. Annette received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Hamline University. She calls Minneapolis, MN home.
Bella Luna Studios at the Wolf House MPLS (View)
3359 Tyler Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
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