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New Jersey and the Latina/o Literary Imagination: Thursday Evening Salon Series
New Jersey and the Latina/o Literary Imagination
Presented by Jason Cortes, Assistant Professor of Spanish American Literature/American Studies, Rutgers University
Ever since the publication of William Carlos Williams’ five-book poem Paterson (1946-1958), New Jersey has figured prominently in the Latina/o literary imagination. The “poetics of space” summoned in Williams’ modernist epic resonates in the work of contemporary Latina/o writers such as Junot Díaz. This presentation will examine the importance of New Jersey as a site of Latina/o identity politics.
|Where||Visual Arts Center of New Jersey 68 Elm St, Summit, NJ 07901|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||7:30 pm–9:00 pm|
|Who to bring||College Students, Everyone, Seniors|
|Price||Free but call to reserve a seat|
More About Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
Founded in 1933, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is the state’s largest organization dedicated exclusively to viewing, making and learning about contemporary art. Comprised of a renowned studio school with a full exhibition, education and programming schedule, the Art Center receives over 60,000 visitors each year and is wheelchair-accessible.
The non-profit Art Center includes a nine-studio art school, four interior galleries and an outdoor Sculpture Park. Guided tours are available by appointment for school, community and adult groups. The Art Center is available for children’s art birthday parties and facility rentals.
The Art Center offers studio classes and workshops throughout the year for kids, teens and adults in a broad range of areas, including: painting, sculpture, ceramics, and digital photography. Summer Art Camp is offered for kids and teens ages 5-15. A Summer Saturday Art Camp is also available for kids ages 6-9. Teens ages 16-18 may participate in a Portfolio Development Intensive program to work on their entrance portfolio for submission to fine arts colleges.
Other events here
- Master Workshop: Illustrating Imaginative Worlds Sun, Jun 2, 10:00 am–3:00 pm
- Master Workshop: Illustrating Imaginative Worlds through Portraiture with Julie Peppito Sun, Jun 2, 10:00 am–3:00 pm