Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Come to HOME @ Hillyer

Next HOME: Friday, July 16th
Featuring: Shahid Buttar
Sponsored by Soho Tea & Coffee

Sign up at 6PM
Performances at 7PM

Free for IA&A members and performers
$5 for non-members

Hosted by Fred Joiner, curator and host of the American Poetry Museum's Intersections at the Honfleur Gallery and poet-in-residence at Busboys and Poets, Shirlington. This month's feature poet is Shahid Buttar.

Shahid Buttar is a civil rights lawyer, hip-hop & electronica MC, independent columnist, non-profit leader, grassroots community organizer, singer, dancer and poet. He has performed around the world for audiences as large as 50,000, and founded numerous grassroots groups across the country, including the Stanford Spoken Word Collective; the San Francisco Collaborative Arts Insurgency (AKA 16th & Mission); and the DC Guerrilla Poetry Insurgency. His debut CD, Get Outta Your Chair, was released in 2008 and features music from the funk, blues, hip-hop, house, drum 'n bass, and South Asian fusion traditions, including Bumpin' in My SUV and the Baghdad Blues. Shahid graduated in 2003 from Stanford Law School, and leads the Bill of Rights Defense Committee as Executive Director.

HOME is on every THIRD Friday of the month at Hillyer Art Space.

Funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

International Arts & Artists
9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, DC 20008 USA
T 202.338.0680 | F 202.333.0758 | |
Gallery Hours: 10am - 5pm Monday, 10am - 7pm Tuesday - Friday, 11am - 4pm Saturday.
Otherwise by appointment

International Arts & Artists (IA&A) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally. IA&A's services include a Traveling Exhibition Service, the Hillyer Art Space gallery, the Design Studio, the Cultural Exchange Program, and Membership Services for artists and the arts-interested public.

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