Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Erotic Art + Poetry: Benefit this Friday 25th September

I invite you to an Evening of Erotic Art and Poetry: "Uncovered and Unlocked", this Friday,7.00pm to 10.00pm in the upstairs gallery at Snapdragon.

Tickets are $5 and all the money raised from the sale of tickets will go to fight breast cancer.

"Uncovered" refers to the sculptures in clay, made by Harold Schneider, who is now 91 years old and has had a distinguished career as both a painter and a sculptor. This retrospective, (eros-spective) is an extremely rare chance to purchase these joyful, sensual works that show couples celebrating love, life and each other. These sculptures are of everyday people, suffused with extraordinary passion. Harold Schneider's daughter, Susan Laing, will give a talk about her father's life and work at 8.00pm.

The second part of the title, "Unlocked" is the collection of erotic poems by Rona Shaffran. Rona is Co-Director of the Tree Reading Series reading series, one of the longest running in Canada. Many of these poems have been read at writer festivals, both in Australia and here in Ottawa. As on publisher writes: "a well put together collection...one that captures both the rich depth and sharp edges of relationships".
Rona Shaffran will be reading from her collection "Unlocked" at 8.30pm.

I am posting some whole images and some partial images, as this is an all ages blog. Hope to see you on Friday, 7.00pm to 10.00pm.