October Art Exhibit Chosen by Bill Tremblay: The Multi-Faceted Art of Andre Juarez
October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday October 5th Meet & Greet 6:00 – 6:30 pm
Reading by poet Bill Tremblay 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to host an exhibit by Andre Juarez.
AJ Juarez is of the Ashiwee and Yeomen First Nations (Zuni and Yaqui). He is a poet, artist, writer, and musician. He is the founder of Noh Place Artists Cooperative and the former lead singer for The Ghost Shadows, a seminal Worcester musical experience known for its unusual blending of jazz, heavy metal, funk, Native American songs, and straight ahead rock. His Native flute musings can be heard on John Zaganiacz’s Virtual Equinox recordings.
As a student he coordinated the Poetry Center at Worcester State College and was a founding member of The Center for the Study of Human Rights. He was deeply involved in the No Nukes and Anti-Apartheid movements. He is a lifelong Jazz aficionado and a former Jazz host at WCUW (91.3 FM). His Jazz poetry and artwork can be seen on the jazzhistorydatabase.com website.
His art work has also been used on book covers and as illustrations. In the 2018 exhibition, “A Forty Year Retrospective” at the MAP Gallery in Easthampton, MA, AJ and his visual arts mentor, Michel Duncan Merle, highlighted their collaboration as artists and poets.
The Jacob Edwards Library is delighted to welcome Bill Tremblay, who will read from his most recent work The Luminous Racetrack: A Memoir in Poems (2023) as well as from his earlier work, making for a very special occasion!
Bill Tremblay is an award-winning poet as well as a novelist, teacher, editor, and reviewer whose work has appeared in seven full-length volumes
Mr. Tremblay edited Colorado Review for 15 years, served as a member of the Program Directors Council of the Associated Writing Programs [AWP], and is the recipient of the John F. Stern Distinguished Professor award for his thirty years teaching in and directing the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Colorado State University.