Lauren K. Alleyne Poetry Reading with Paintings by Jennifer Tremblay

February 2, 2018 at 6:30pm 150 Franklin will host Lauren K. Alleyne, author of Difficult Fruit (Peepal Tree Press, 2014).

Alleyne is an MA in English and Creative Writing from Iowa State University. She also holds an MFA in Poetry and a graduate certificate in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Cornell University. Alleyne is the Assistant Director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center at James Madison University where she is also an Associate Professor of English.

Poets Angela M. Carter and Steele Dunn will read at 6:00pm.

The gallery will feature paintings by Jennifer M Tremblay for the month of February.

Tremblay on her exhibition: "In this body of work, I started with a blank canvas and no visual referent. While applying the first layer of colors, textures, and lines, I sometimes work with vague, internal references to external forms, such as tide pools or other natural elements, but often begin simply with colors and designs that are visually appealing. This creates an aesthetic problem on the canvas as well as serving as a framework for the rest of the painting, which must be designed around what has already been put down. The finished piece sometimes looks nothing like the original start to the painting."

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