D.R. Wagner Reads at the John Natsoulas Gallery on Thursday, March 7th at 8:00 p.m.

March 5, 2013

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The Poetry Night Reading Series is proud to welcome poet D.R. Wagner on Thursday, February 21st at 8:00 p.m. He will be performing at the John Natsoulas Gallery at 521 1st Street.

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D.R. Wagner is a visual artist, poet, and musician. He has had over thirty one-person exhibitions, and he has published over twenty books of poetry and letters. His most recent books include a chapbook entitled Pentecost (Green Panda Press) released in 2012, and Personal Archeology (Bottle of Smoke Press), set to premiere in 2013.

Wagner has been the recipient of many awards, including the Fibers West Award, and an award for Traditional Technique at the International Textile Competition, Kyoto ’87, Kyoto, Japan. Over the past thirty years he has been a prominent figure in the arts community; amongst his many titles, he is the special Consultant to the California Art Council in Technical Services, Director of the California State Art in Public Buildings Program for Office of the State Architect, and Director State of California Housing and Community Development Art Gallery.

The founder and former editor at Niagara Press and Runciple Spoons Press, Wagner has read with Jim Morrison of the Doors in a legendary reading with Morrison and Michael McClure, amongst many other poets. His visual poetry has been exhibited in venues ranging from The Musee de Arts Decoratifs, Paris, at the Louvre, to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

Wagner currently resides in Sacramento, CA, and works as a Lecturer in Design at the University of California, Davis, and as an artist-in-residence for the California Arts1 Council at Sacramento elementary schools.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early at the John Natsoulas Gallery to secure a seat, and to sign up for a spot on the Open Mic list. The Poetry Night Reading Series, hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Rachel Riley, occurs on the first and third Thursday of every month at the John Natsoulas Gallery. You should attend.

Who: D.R. Wagner

What: The Poetry Night Reading Series

When: Thursday, March 7 at 8 pm

Where: John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 1st Street

Media Contact: Rachel Riley

Email: rgriley@ucdavis.edu
The John Natsoulas Gallery 530-756-3938
www.poetryindavis.com

Please see the Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/553852251322210/?context=create

You are also invited to join the Poetry in Davis Facebook group mailing list:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2290130152&ref=ts

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