Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Muntu: Reflections in East Austin

A two-week reflection on the effects of development on the trees and people in East Austin

April 18 to 30, 2009
3121 12th Street

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“Muntu” is a word that means both tree and person.

What is happening to the "muntu" of East Austin amidst the city’s changing cultural and geographical landscape?

This multimedia exhibit offers the entire Austin community a time and space for shared reflection on this and related questions, for conversations of all kinds, in diverse media:

performance, poetry, storytelling, sculpture, music,
essays, photography, and good old-fashioned talk

Austin – East of I35, a photography show by Rama Tiru

A community arts project:
Sculptures of trees by Theatre Action Project’s afterschool students
Audience responses to Natalie Marlena Goodnow’s one-woman play Muntu

Opening Reception
A satellite event of Austin Earth Day
Saturday, April 18, 2009
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
7:30 pm Muntu
written and performed by Natalie Marlena Goodnow of Goodnow Productions and Teatro Vivo
8:15 pm Artist talk by Rama Tiru
9:00 pm DJing with Evan Wilson

City Council Candidates' Forum
Hosted by PODER
Thursday, April 23, 2009
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Questions for city council and mayoral candidates regarding community concerns

Open Albums
A Space12 Project
Saturday, April 25, 2009
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
The first of a series of free monthly breakfasts and Space12 to share photographs and stories from growing up in East Austin

Refreshments provided at all events.

This program is made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.