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Emily Johnson/Catalyst Preview Party & Book Launch Benefit

Saturday, Sept 17th at 7pm
Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis

We're having a benefit to support and preview our new dance installation, Niicugni (Listen), and celebrate the release of our THIS IS DISPLACEMENT exhibition catalogue. Enjoy live music, poetry, and dance performances in the theater, h'ordeuvres and cocktails in the lobby, a crafted silent auction, and DJ Jen Downham's Groove Garden. Please join us!

These are just some of the spectacular artists whose amazing artworks are part of our crafted silent auction:

Maren Kloppmann!
Alec Soth!
Carolyn Lee Anderson!
Jonathan Whitney!
Andrea Carlson!
Jason Jaglo!

I am thrilled. You can also bid on a handmade salmon-skin lantern, a dance created for you by me, good things from Birchbark Books, and a few more hand-picked items....

Fantastic performances featuring:

James Everest and Bethany Lacktorin, performing excerpts from their original Niicugni installation soundscore. Brilliant Duluth singer songwriter, Toby Thomas Churchill. The sublime poet Jay Bad Heart Bull, whose poems are featured in THIS IS DISPLACEMENT. Jeffrey Skemp's dark, quirky poetry with live musical accompaniment, and 11-year old Olivia Vang, who has some brand new tunes for us& (some of you will remember Olivia from our benefit in 2009....).

We'll also be giving you a little peek into our new dance. It's performed by me, Aretha Aoki, James Everest, Bethany Lacktorin, and Heidi Eckwall. You'll get to check out our brand new fish-skin sound installation up close and even work a bit on making one (a fish-skin lantern) if you'd like.

You will love:
DJ Jen Downham's Groove Garden
And we will love you.

You will enjoy:
H'ordeuvres by Red Stag Supper Club.

And, of course, there will be:
wine and beer, thanks to ZIPPS.

Hope to see you,

Earlier Event: April 21
The Thank-you Bar in Oklahoma!
Later Event: November 4
The Thank-you Bar in New York