DEFSUP OPEN HOUSE SERIES Featuring Random Acts of Poetry 24th Oct 2020 - Live @ DefSup, the Open House Series, with their first event, featuring Random Acts of Poetry. Saturday October 24th, 7 – 10pm Admission by donation at the door (pay what you can) Pre-registration is necessary to attend this indoor, socially-distanced event. Eventbrite Tickets required _________________________ We welcome you to an indoor Open House event, featuring a series of short Random Acts of Poetry performances. Enjoy listening to original poetry and short prose, by our featured RAP spoken word performers and singer-songwriters/musicians. As well as an Open Stage aspect to the evening. All taking place at the new location of Definitely Superior Art Gallery (DefSup), 115 N. Cumberland. All ages, accessible facility. Those attending are also invited to see our inaugural contemporary art exhibition, 2020 Future Vision in our main gallery, featuring works by 40 regional/ national/ international artists. All attendees are to socially distance and wear a mask -as per the local health unit mandatory mask order (w/ limited exceptions) and provide contact tracing info (discarded after 30 days). Part of national Culture Days | Fête de la culture, Sep. 25th – Oct. 25th, 2020. *Schedule TBA Featured RAP Performers: Betty Carpick, Jana Rae Yerxa, Nolan Schmerk (aka Solomon, hip hop), Renee Terpstra, Jake Vaillant, Chris Roy, Benjamin Lazarus N Murray (aka Planbstrik9, hip hop) & more TBA. Re) the Open Stage component, limited spots are available. To express interest, please contact us through Facebook message or firstname.lastname@example.org, asap, ideally by Oct. 22nd, 12pm. ________________________ What is the Open House Series? In answer to these unique times and the evolving landscape of arts presentation, DefSup has developed the brand new “Open House Series”. A few times a year, DefSup will host a variety of multidisciplinary happenings, Live @ Defsup. This is an opportunity for artists to present new works in a professional contemporary setting, with a live audience. Expect to experience Spoken Word, Poetry, Performance, Music (instrumental-solo & duos only, at this time), Art and More, Live @ DefSup. Each event will have “Feature Presentations” and an “Open Stage” or hands on component. Events are currently capped at 50 attendees, registered and contact traced through Eventbrite, and social distancing/mask regulations followed. We offer a safe venue that is all ages, accessible and admission by donation. Let’s continue to support the arts and artists, engage and connect with their new creations. ________________________ What is Random Acts of Poetry? The annual Random Acts of Poetry (RAP) on October 17th and 24th, 2020, will feature a diversity of performances. Featuring spoken word performers and singer-songwriters/musicians, wearing their iconic bright orange “poetry construction” crew coveralls. The poetry outreach performance project promotes literacy, art and poetry (“creative literacy”) in places where people live their everyday lives. It’s Poetry Construction Season!!!