Open Scene Story Slam

Date: November 20, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Open SceneIn conjunction with the BELONGING(S) Exhibition, we invite you to an Open Scene Story Slam where you'll hear stories from local immigrants about identity, memory, and the meaning of home.

ABOUT OPEN SCENE: Open Scene Urbana is a downtown showcase of poetry, spoken word, music, stories and artistic expression designed to promote community, creativity, and connection!

ABOUT BELONGING(S): The Urbana Arts and Culture Program, The Urbana Free Library, and Spurlock Museum of World Cultures are proud to present the latest installment of the City of Urbana’s Artist of the Corridor exhibition series. BELONGING(S) is a collection of photography and short stories from local immigrants exploring identity, artifact, memory, and the meaning of home. Participants in the project identified an object from their home and through storytelling, illustrated its relationship to their personal experience with immigration. For the first year ever, the exhibition includes a display of the artifacts at Spurlock Museum. The opening reception will be in conjunction with the Immigrant Welcome Awards Ceremony and Celebration at The Urbana Free Library on Saturday, Sept. 21st, 2019 from 3-5 p.m. Join us for live music, awards, and a chance to view the exhibit on display. The exhibition will be on display from September through November, with a closing reception and story slam on November 20th at Spurlock Museum.

A full listing of associated events appear below:

  • On display September-November, 2019 at The City of Urbana - City Hall, The Urbana Free Library, and Spurlock Museum
  • Closing Reception/Open Scene Story Slam on Wednesday, November 20th at Spurlock Museum Main Lobby Artist of the Corridor, an initiative by the City of Urbana Arts and Culture Program, is a dual-site exhibition series that features local art in the City Building and The Urbana Free Library. All Artist of the Corridor shows are free and open to the public.

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