12 Jan

Ring in the new year with Spoken Word at the newly formed Arthaus Projects

06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Arthaus Projects

SPOKEN WORD Season 7 keeps rolling along and for December will feature special guest Mansfield University student Josh Petro on Friday, January 12th! Petro will start off the event with new poetry works and will be available for a Q&A session at the end of the evening. After our featured artist, we invite other local poets, lyricists, comedians and whoever else is in attendance to speak. Sign-ups start at 6:30 PM and the event runs from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Admission is just $3. 

Spoken Word has a simple setup: we turn on the mic and ask those interested in reading poetry, prose, free style verse, dramatic readings, stand up comedy and more keep it under 5 minutes. All are welcome even if you just want to listen rather than participate.

Converge Gallery has been hosting Spoken Word for the past six years. This will be the first Spoken Word event hosted by Arthaus Projects, the new name for Converge Gallery that recently transitioned into a non-profit community arts space. Spoken Word is a great way for the literary talents of Williamsport and the surrounding areas to have a chance in the spotlight. Come share your talents with the community!

About The Artist:

Josh Petro is currently a student at Mansfield University, where he is pursuing a major in Nutrition and Dietetics and a minor in Community Health Education. Upon receiving his masters, he hopes to open his own practice specializing in the prevention and reversal of chronic disease.

Josh is a newer poet who found his inspiration to write while living in Providence, Rhode Island, immersed in the city's contrasting tones of ivy league scholars and blue-collar workers. Grounded in emotion, his poetry explores and challenges personal ideologies, his own introspection, and shares stories that accentuate the human experience. He writes in a way that aims to be accessible and relatable, yet meaningful and profound. 

About Arthaus Projects

Welcome to the future of art in Lycoming County! 2018 marks the inaugural year of Arthaus Projects, a new, non-profit artspace developed by the founder of Converge Gallery, which has been making waves since 2011. Inspired by the Staatliches Bauhaus (commonly known as Bauhaus), a German art school that famously combined crafts and fine arts teaching with an emphasis on design, Arthaus Projects strives to make fine, contemporary art accessible to the local community. More than that, Arthaus Projects seeks to provide community education through exhibitions, colloquia and collaborative projects. Arthaus Projects takes a project-based approach to our exhibitions combining interactive exhibits (such as artist talks and live demonstrations) with traditional gallery installations.

So why Arthaus Projects? Because a gallery doesn't define what we are going to do for the Williamsport arts scene. As a community resource, Arthaus Projects will provide greater career opportunities in the arts for students, emerging artists and established artists that promote innovative, contemporary ideas. In order to do this, we do need your help, because Arthaus Projects is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Arthaus Projects will continue the legacy of Converge Gallery but push us into a brand new direction. We are more than just hanging pretty pictures on the wall. We're the next stage in the evolution of the Lycoming County Arts Scene, and we can't wait to show you what we are planning.

Arthaus Projects is located at 140 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA and is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm on Friday, and Saturday from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. For more information on the non-profit art space, please visit www.arthausprojects.com

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