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Agitprop Reading Series: Jared Stanley & Emily Motzkus, Saturday, October 5th

Agitprop Reading Series: Jared Stanley & Emily Motzkus, Saturday, October 5th

Dear Friends, We invite you to the second reading of our 6th season of the Agitprop Reading Series on Saturday, October 5th with two exciting readers: Jared Stanley and Emily Jayne Motzkus Jared Stanley is the author of two books of poetry, The Weeds and Book Made of Forest, as well as four chapbooks, including How the Desert...
Relocating Agitprop

Relocating Agitprop

  Dear friends, If you have been wondering why things have been a bit quiet over here at Agitprop, it is because we have some news. It simultaneously saddens  and excites me to let you know that Agitprop has relocated. The space that we occupied in North Park has officially closed. In June we turned...
Agitprop Reading Series: Louise Mathias & Brett Zehner, Saturday, Sept. 7th

Agitprop Reading Series: Louise Mathias & Brett Zehner, Saturday, Sept. 7th

Dear Friends, Now that summer is officially over and all that white denim is being put away, we’re ready to kickstart our 6th–yes, it really has been six years–season of the Agitprop Reading Series this coming Saturday, September 7th with two exciting readers: Louise Mathias & Brett Zehner. Louise Mathias was born in Bedford, England...
Hyper Local News Network

Hyper Local News Network

As part of The New Children’s Museum’s Mass Creativity Day I conducted as series of workshops called the Hyper Local News Network.   These workshops took place at the Kroc Center in City Heights and at the Tiawanese-American Center in Kearny Mesa. Thanks to both of those organizations, the New Children’s Museum and Anna Chiaretta...
Reading Series: Joseph Mosconi & Ara Shirinyan, Saturday, May 4th

Reading Series: Joseph Mosconi & Ara Shirinyan, Saturday, May 4th

Dear Friends, Now that national poetry month is nearly over, we’re ready to have our next event on Saturday, May 4 at 7pm featuring LA-based literary artists Joseph Mosconi and Ara Shirinyan. This reading will be bittersweet—This isn’t the last Agitprop reading, but it is the last reading we’ll have in our current space. So...
Feb. 2, 2013  7pm: Alt Lit Cityscapes With Ana Carrete & Aurelio Meza

Feb. 2, 2013 7pm: Alt Lit Cityscapes With Ana Carrete & Aurelio Meza

Agitprop Reading Series: Alt Lit Cityscapes With Ana Carrete & Aurelio Meza February 2, 2013 at 7pm Dear Friends, We hope you can join us this Saturday, February 2, 7pm for the first reading in what promises to be an outstanding Spring reading series. This month, we’re hosting two writers recently featured in Jacob Steinberg’s...
Poets Sophie Sills and Frank Montesonti at Agitprop Sat. Dec. 1st 7pm

Poets Sophie Sills and Frank Montesonti at Agitprop Sat. Dec. 1st 7pm

This month, we’re thrilled to host poet and editor Sophie Sills in her debut reading at Agitprop. We’ll also welcome back former San Diegan Frank Montesonti to celebrate the publication of his first book, Blight, Blight, Blight, Ray of Hope and his soon-to-be-released second book, Hope Tree. Sophie Sills’ collection of poetry, Elemental Perceptions: A...
Genevieve Kaplan and Joseph Harrington Read on 11/3, 7pm

Genevieve Kaplan and Joseph Harrington Read on 11/3, 7pm

Dear Friends, We hope you can join us this Saturday, November 3 at 7pm for a reading by poets Genevieve Kaplan and Joseph Harrington at Agitprop. Before and after the reading, you can check out some of the events hosted that same day by the There Goes the Neighborhood collaborative in conjunction with the Living...
TGTN event: "What’s the Use?" November 3rd 2012

TGTN event: “What’s the Use?” November 3rd 2012

“What’s the Use?” November 3rd 2012 Organized by the There Goes the Neighborhood collaborative A day of programming in association with Living As Form (The Nomadic Version)* http://theregoes.org You are invited join us on November 3rd for “What’s the Use?”; a day of programming organized by the There Goes the Neighborhood collaborative.   The first...
Enabling Neighborhoods

Enabling Neighborhoods

From October 4th through December 14th 2012 Agitprop will be participating in Living As Form (the Nomadic Version) at the University Art Gallery at the University of California, San Diego.  This is an exciting exhibition because we get to team up with some really great people on this project.  For this exhibition Agitprop and collaborators...
Summer Salon Series - "Capitalism Works For Me!"

Summer Salon Series – “Capitalism Works For Me!”

Summer Salon Series Friday August 10th 2012 http://www.sdmart.org/calendar/summer-salon-series-2012-beyond-banner-9   5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Giuseppe’s Bar Service 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Capitalism Works for Me by artist Steve Lambert 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Ad Sense, an installation by Tim Schwartz 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.  The Third Party 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Art-making Activity: Money Printing 7:30 p.m....
Summer Salon Series: Swaggart Night!!!

Summer Salon Series: Swaggart Night!!!

Summer Salon Series 2012: Beyond the Banner Andrew Dinwiddie, Joe Yorty and Kelly Eginton 5:00 -9:00 p.m.  Giuseppe’s Bar Service 5:00 -9:00 p.m.  It’s getting darker…and darker and darker, a sound installation by Joe Yorty and Kelly Eginton 5:00-9:00 p.m.   Ad sense, an installation by Tim Schwartz 6:00-8:00 p.m.   The Quilt Conversation, with Ann Olsen and...
Hard Shoulder - Closing Reception  Exhibition by Shane Anderson 7/28 7pm

Hard Shoulder – Closing Reception Exhibition by Shane Anderson 7/28 7pm

Hard Shoulder – Closing Reception Exhibition by Shane Anderson Saturday July 28th 2012 7pm to 10pm Agitprop 2837 University Ave.  (entrance on Utah St.) Hard Shoulder is a series of photographic images that depict now obsolete objects disregarded on the freeways throughout Southern California after they blustered out of the owners vehicle. Each image from the...
There Goes the Neighborhood! 2012 Updated Schedule

There Goes the Neighborhood! 2012 Updated Schedule

There Goes the Neighborhood! is a four day event that positions “the neighborhood” as a fluid institution of creative production, critical thinking and intersecting interests. Collaborations among artists, residents, small businesses, universities and local activists will culminate in a series of workshops, talks, installations, performances and tours that center around the North Park neighborhood of San...
Summer Salon Series 2012

Summer Salon Series 2012

For the past two years Agitprop has had the great pleasure of working with the San Diego Museum of Art to establish and co-curate the Summer Salon Series.  Entering its third year, this summer looks to be the best one yet. Here is a complete schedule of the line up for this year and information...