Douglas & Linda Paul Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 12:30 to 5 p.m.
Located on the second floor of The Englert Theatre
Exhibition: Friday, March 22nd – Monday, September 5th
Artist talk with photographer Lisa Jane Persky on Friday, April 8 from noon to 1 p.m.
During the 2016 Mission Creek Festival, the writer, actress and photographer Lisa Jane Persky will give a reading, writing workshop, film screening, and artist talk centered around her photography show X-Offenders: A Year in the Life of a Proto-Punk (1976), at the Englert Theatre’s Douglas & Linda Paul Gallery.
X-Offenders presents vintage photographs of bohemian life in downtown New York City during the mid-1970s — featuring dozens of previously unseen photos of Blondie, Suicide, Divine and others.
Made possible by generous contributions from these co-sponsors: University of Iowa Lecture Committee, Public Policy Center, The Iowa Review, Project On Rhetoric of Inquiry, Communication Studies, The Englert Theatre, Mission Creek Festival, and FilmScene.
Lisa Jane Persky biography:
An early participant in the CBGB’s scene, Lisa Jane Persky was a founding member of the staff of the New York Rocker and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her work as journalist, photographer and artist has appeared in Mojo, The Pitchfork Review, The Los Angeles Times and elsewhere, and her fiction has appeared in Bomb and has been anthologized in Eclectica: Best Fiction Volume 1. She has appeared on, off and off-off Broadway and in numerous films and television shows: bit.ly/LisaJanePerskyIMDb. Lisa also anthologizes Chickens in Literature at chickensinliterature.com.
Renting the Gallery
Looking for a venue to host a private party, reception, meet-and-greet, or other special event? The second floor Douglas & Linda Paul Gallery is an inviting space featuring art exhibits from local artists that can accommodate groups of up to 50 people. All Friends of the Englert receive 15 percent off gallery rentals!
For more information, pricing, and availability, please contact us.