Northwestern University

Tue 5:00 PM

WORDS Illuminate the Façade of Deering Library

When: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  

Where: Deering Library, Also in Kresge 1-410, 1937 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Contact: Tom Burke   847.491.7946

Group: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Category: Fine Arts

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Open Studio Exhibit

5:00-5:45 PM

in the Kaplan AIR Studio, Kresge 1-410


Join us for a multi-media  overview of Rotelli’s work: including highlights from his  "Videolanguage" series; "Diary," a pictorial diary dedicated to the light off Lake Michigan; and “Enigma,” the blueprints for Rotelli’s upcoming light installation on Chicago’s Field Museum.


Followed by


Light Installation and Reading

with Open Reception

6:00-7:00 PM

On the façade and in the lobby of the Deering Library

Light Installation, Reading and "The Poetry Way" - 6:00-7:00 PM Charles Deering Library


The façade of the historic Deering Library will be transformed into a page of luminous poetry, projecting the work of seven Chicago poets; inside the library, the featured poets will read their work, accompanied by a musical score; students and other guests are also invited to contribute to “The Poetry Way,” by inscribing poems, in any language, on a long scroll that will be rolled out at the event.


Featured Poets: Ana Castillo, Reginald Gibbons, Arica Hilton,

Parneshia Jones, Elise Paschen, Ed Roberson, Jennifer Scapettone,

and Rachel Webster; curated by Arica Hilton


Light installation by Marco Nereo Rotelli;

co-curated by Thomas Haskell Simpson and Alessandra Visconti


All events are free and open to the public

Events take place on the Evanston Campus of Northwestern University


The Kaplan Institute’s Artist in Residence Program brings

innovative artists working in diverse media to campus for quarter-long

residencies to facilitate the production of new work, give the

Northwestern community insight into the process of

production, and recognize the importance of the

fine arts to the humanities


Marco Nereo Rotelli’s residence is co-sponsored by the Kaplan

Institute, the Global Languages Initiative, Residential Colleges,

and the Northwestern Library

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