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May Reading Series

Join us at BLCA for our May Reading Series featuring Heidi Czerwiec and Heid E. Erdrich. The reading is held on Friday, May 10 and begins at 7:30 with time for questions to follow. Essayist and poet Heidi Czerwiec is the author of the recently-released lyric essay collection Fluid States, selected by Dinty W. Moore as winner of…

April Reading Series

The BLCA Reading Series will be held on Friday, April 12 at 7:30 pm as we celebrate National Poetry Month.  The reading will feature authors Angela Hume, Julie Gard, and Athena Kildegaard. Angela Hume is the author of Middle Time (Omnidawn, 2016) and the chapbooks Melos (Projective Industries, 2015), The Middle (Omnidawn, 2013), and Second…

We of Claytopia

We of Claytopia is a ceramics invitation held in conjunction with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference. The theme of the 2019 conference is Claytopia. This exhibit was created to feature the work of women, persons of color, and the LGBTQ community. The ceramic artists were invited by Lisa Truax and Domonique…

The 2019 Student Art Exhibition is a bright spot this winter

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts 2019 Student Art Exhibition will be on view through March 9. The exhibition displays over 500 artworks by area kindergarten through twelfth grade students. Stop by and enjoy this exciting exhibition of so many great student artists! The exhibition is free to view and open to the public. The Student Art…

Reading Series – February

The February Reading Series will be held on Friday, February 8 at 7:30 pm and will feature the authors Heidi A. Howell and George J. Farrah. Working loosely in the experimental/ language/New York School traditions, Heidi A. Howell has published poems in literary magazines including SHANTIH, s/word, Psychic Meatloaf, The Eastern Iowa Review, Otoliths, la…