Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Electrifying & Illuminating
Exhibit Opening and
Poetry Reading with CAConrad
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Please join us and let CAConrad inspire your own poetry, learn a little about Wagner's electrifying history, and enjoy light refreshments and wine upstairs in our museum.
The opening will unveil a new exhibit about the history of lighting and electricity at the Wagner and will feature special guest and PEW Fellow, Poet CA Conrad. CA will read from his latest book of poems and lead guests through a writing exercise featuring the Wagner.
The exhibit and CA's work were developed as part of a recently launched project to comprehensively upgrade the Wagner's electrical system. In 2011, the Wagner received a Preservation Planning grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Heritage Philadelphia Program to support the planning phase of the project. The electrical upgrade will make our National Historic Landmark building more energy efficient and will enhance lighting throughout the building--especially in the museum.
CAConrad, a 2011 Pew Fellow in the Arts, created a (Soma)tic exercise to inspire people to write their own poems about the Wagner, light, and "fear of the dark." What is a "(Soma)tic exercise" you ask? On Wednesday, CA will explain exactly what it is as well as read some of his own (Soma)tic poems.