Our 2018 AMP Nights are back and in full swing! If you missed our first on in March at River Arts in Morrisville, you’re in luck, because we have two more fantastic events lined up. The second installment in our 2018 Series will be held on Thursday, April 26 from 6:00 – 8:00 (doors open at 5:30) at Lanpher Memorial Library in Hyde Park. It’s a night filled with magnificent Art, Music, and Poetry! $10 suggested donation at the door. Presented in partnership with River Arts and sponsored by Cambridge Arts Council and Cambridge Area Rotary.
Artist: Sean Williams – Sean Williams is a second-generation stone carver from Barre, well known for its granite quarries and stonework. Williams attended Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PaFa) from 2004-2008 and the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) from 2006-2009. Williams’ father, Jerry Williams, is the owner of Barre Sculpture Studio.
Musician: Nomad's Land - Nomad’s Land, a newly-formed band from Burlington, VT, play a wide variety of styles including jazz, rock and funk and features University of Vermont students Sophie Richard, vocals, Jonah Mathison-Regan, guitar, Karina Aliyeva, keyboard, and Ben Burt, trumpet, as well as Champlain College student Jack Sladden on drums. In addition, Mathison-Regan, Aliyeva, and Burt are currently members of UVM's Nonet Ensemble, under the direction of Ray Vega, playing Jazz, Big Band and Latin Fusion.
Poet: Tina Escaja - Tina Escaja is Professor of Spanish and the Director of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies at the University of Vermont (UVM). She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. She has published extensively on gender, technology, and representation at the turn-of-the-twentieth-century and their connections with the current turn-of-the-millennium in Latin America and Spain. Her scholarly books include the monograph Salomé decapitada: Delmira Agustini y la estética finisecular de la fragmentación (2000) and theedition of essays Compromiso e hibridez: Aproximaciones a la poesía hispánica contemporánea escrita por mujeres. (2007). As a teacher and scholar, she has won the coveted Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award (2013) and the Dean’s Lecture Award for excellence in teaching and research (2010) as well as UVM’s University Scholar Award (2015-16).
Escaja is also an accomplished poet, writer, and digital artist. Her creative work transcends the traditional book form, leaping into digital art, video and multimedia projects exhibited in museums and galleries in Spain, Mexico and the United States. In 2003 she was awarded the International Poetry Prize "Dulce María Loynaz" for her manuscript Caída Libre, published in 2004. Other poetry titles include 13 lunas 13 (2011), Código de barras (2007), and Respiración mecánica (2001/2014). Escaja has also written award-winning fiction and plays, and is the author of experimental and hypertextual works, including Negro en Ovejas (2011), VeloCity (2000-2002), Código de barras (2006), and the interactive novel Pinzas de metal (2003). Her poetry has been translated into six languages and has appeared in literary collections around the world.
Additional AMP Nights include May 24 in Jeffersonville. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!