Jerome AZ (June 26, 2014) – Gallery 527 hosts The Stain of Politics 7 on July 5th from 5 to 8pm. This yearly July show began as a comment on the world around us and has evolved into less of a visual arts show and more of a performing arts event. Christopher Fox Graham will bring a group of talented artists for a night of poetry of all sorts with music by local favorite Dave Rentz. Dave is a multi-instrumentalist and improvisational artist who combines music, percussion, comedy, audience participation, plus whatever happens to pop into his fertile imagination. His past sessions with the slam poets have been most memorable.
Christopher Fox Graham is a poet and professional writer living in Sedona, Arizona. Beginning his performance poetry career in October 2000, Graham has been a member of six Flagstaff National Poetry Slam teams, representing Flagstaff in 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2012. Graham was part of the Save the Male Tour, a four-man international spoken word tour in 2002 that performed in 26 states over three months. Graham won the Flagstaff Poetry Grand Slam championship in 2004 and 2012. In his spare time, he is managing editor at Larsen Newspapers. Gallery 527 is proud to host Fox and the exceptional artists who will perform on July 5th.
Michael Gallagher of The Wary Buffalo will contribute his yearly cartoon and new to the gallery, artist Rhonda Zwillinger’s mixed media pieces, The Dada Toys, will be on display. Rhonda was on the cutting edge of post feminist art in Soho in the 1980’s when she became critically ill with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or Environmental Sickness. Her life has taken some odd twists that brought her to a remote area of Northern Arizona where she has continued to create spectacular works of art using beads, crystals, semi precious stones, and armatures that range from farm implements to antlers. Rhonda is back and you have never seen anything like this work. Stop by Gallery 527 for a glimpse at some of her smaller pieces and discuss her other massive creations with gallery owner Donna Chesler. Poets will perform at 6pm and again at 7pm. Gallery artists Susan Pitcairn, Ardis Harsche, Marian Ward, Sallie Cross, Lorraine Fexas, Brandi Lee Cooper and Mary Phoenix will all be on hand to discuss their work and perhaps be showing a few new pieces. For more information on Art Walk or The Stain of Politics 7, contact Donna at 928.301.3004.