Thursday, November 01, 2007

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary: Friday, 9 November 2007

Art opening, silent auction and multimedia release party
Produced by Poetry Scores At Hoffman LaChance Contemporary

On Friday, November 9 at 7 p.m., the local arts group Poetry Scores will host "Go South for Animal Index," an art opening, silent auction and multimedia release party. The event will be held at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary.

"Go South for Animal Index" is a poem about the atomic bomb by Stefene Russell, a poet from Salt Lake City who grew up downwind of the Nevada nuclear test site and has since transplanted to St. Louis. Poetry Scores has set her poem to music, mostly as rock songs
by Three Fried Men. A CD of the score will be released at the November 9 event, published with the annotated text of "Go South" and essays by the poet and by the musical co-producer, Chris King.

A number of local artists have been invited to make new, original art that responds to the poem in a show curated by Jenna Bauer and Robert Goetz. This work will be available on silent auction at the November 9 release party. Confirmed contributing artists are Jon Counoyer, Greg Edmondson, Jenna Bauer, Lyndsey Scott, Jason Triefenbach, Melanie Persch, Sue Hartman, Stan Chisholm, Robert Goetz, Brett Williams, Andrew Torch, Kim Humphries, Marie Oberkirsch, Jamie Gartelos, Gena Bradey, Carmelita Nunez, Chris Dingwell, Mike Behle, Sandra Marchewa, Robert Van Dillen, Daniel Shown, Bryan Reckamp, Eric Woods, Diana Lucas, Tim McAvin, Braden Persch, Dallas Woodson, Melina Rodrigo, Alicia LaChance, William LaChance,
Michael Hoffman.

Admission to the event is free. The Poetry Scores multimedia release of "Go South for Animal Index" (signed, limited first edition of 200) will be on sale for $15. The art will be on sale by silent auction. Proceeds from the silent auction will be divided evenly between artist, gallery and Poetry Scores.

Poetry Scores is an arts group devoted to the translation of poetry into other media. This year it incorporated with the help of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, which currently is assisting with its tax-exempt status.

This event is sponsored by KDHX Community media, and Poetry Scores is supported by Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts.

For more information or directions, visit For more information on Poetry Scores, contact Chris King at 314-265-1435 or

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, 3100 Sutton Boulevard in Maplewood (just south of Manchester)


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