The Arts Exchange is a multicultural, multidisciplinary, intergenerational arts center committed to artists as agents for positive social change. Located in Atlanta's historic Grant Park neighborhood, in the former Grant Park Elementary School building, The Arts Exchange has been providing studio, performance and exhibition space, and progressive artistic and educational programming to community since 1984.


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Amiri Baraka photograph by Jim Alexander

in The Arts Exchange Paul Robeson Theatre. 7-10pm

Opening Reception for AMIRI BARAKA and The Cultural Community, a photography exhibition by Jim Alexander and Sue Ross will be held in the Xchange Gallery 7pm

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 7-10PM

Location: The Arts Exchange
The Paul Robeson Theatre
The XChange Gallery

Contact:
Malkia M'Buzi Moore 404-629-7578 artsexcommunications@gmail.com



The public is invited to Celebrate National Poetry Month and the Life and Legacy of Amiri Baraka, poet, playwright, activist on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 7-10PM at The Arts Exchange 750 Kalb Street, SE Atlanta, GA 30312.

Poets Ayodele Heath, Edward S. Spriggs, Felton Eaddy, Lita Hooper, Malkia M'Buzi Moore, Mariama Rice, Michael Simanga, Opal Moore, Sababa Akili, and Sharan Strange, and musicians Kenito Murray – percussion, Ramon Pooser – bass, Tyrone Jackson – keys. and others who want to jam) will be featured. An excerpt from Amiri Baraka's "Dutchman" directed by Geoffrey D. Williams with E. Roger Mitchell and Christine Orr will be performed.

An opening reception for AMIRI BARAKA and The Cultural Community, a photography exhibition by Jim Alexander and Sue Ross will be held at 7pm in the Xchange Gallery.

About National Poetry Month
Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.

About Amiri Baraka October 7, 1934 - January 9, 2014
Amiri Baraka, poet, playwright and activist, was the recipient of numerous literary awards including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Rockefeller Foundation Award for Drama, The Langston Hughes Award from the City College of New York, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. He taught at several universities including Yale, San Francisco State and Columbia. Amiri Baraka created many cultural and social movement organizations that significantly impacted the political and cultural landscape.

 






















APRIL

Saturday, April 26
7-10PM

Opening Reception for AMIRI BARAKA and The Cultural Community, a photography exhibition by Jim Alexander and Sue Ross will be held in the Xchange Gallery 7pm

Location: The Arts Exchange
The Paul Robeson Theatre
The XChange Gallery


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The Arts Exchange is the Southeast Community Cultural Center, a multicultural, multidisciplinary, intergenerational arts center committed to artists as agents for positive social change. This unique venue gives practicing professional artists a chance to nurture their creativity and to share innovative arts experiences and educational opportunities with the community. In continuous operation since 1984, The Arts Exchange provides affordable studio space to visual, performing, literary and martial artists and offers exhibitions, performances, workshops and classes to the public.

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