Sunday, April 2, 2017

April 18: Jordi Alonso | Madeleine Le Mieux

Join us at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, for poetry by Jordi Alonso and art with Madeleine LeMieux.


Jordi Alonso is a poet and University of Missouri PhD candidate. Alonso graduated with an AB in English from Kenyon College in 2014 and was the first Turner Fellow in Poetry at Stony Brook University, where he earned an MFA. He is a Gus T. Ridgel Fellow in English at the University of Missouri, where he is earning a PhD in creative writing. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Kenyon Review Online, Noble/Gas Qtrly, Roanoke Review, Fulcrum, and other journals. Honeyvoiced, his first book, was published by XOXOX Press in 2014, and his chapbook, The Lovers’ Phrasebook, was published by Red Flag Poetry Press in 2017.


Madeleine Marie LeMieux is an artist and arts administrator. She earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007 and an MA in visual arts administration from New York University in 2011. In Chicago LeMieux owned and managed the OAO Galleria, cataloged a collection of 18th and 19th century works for a private athletics club, designed youth arts programs from scratch, and developed fundraising strategies for a Chicago community center. In New York she worked with No Longer Empty (NLE)Momenta ArtGroundswell, and Brooklyn Metal Works (BKMW) and served on New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs Non-Performing Arts Selection Panel. 

LeMieux founded and runs Resident Arts in Columbia’s North Village Arts District. She received the 2016 20 Under 40 award for outstanding young business people and was an Office of Cultural Affairs Traffic Box artist. She will pursue a second master’s degree in the the University of Missouri's MFA program in 2017. She has been exhibiting her artwork nationally since 2004.

Founded by Madeleine LeMieux in 2014, Resident Arts pilots and runs programming to help young, emerging, and professional artists build careers in Mid-Missouri. Programs provide mentoring and art-making opportunities for teens; an emerging artist residency that aids artists in the creation of a large-scale work or body of small works; and a professional development workshop series to help artists solve practical business problems

Orr Street Studios is located at 106 Orr St. in downtown Columbia, Missouri. Join us the third Tuesday evening of each month during the academic year for literary readings and visual-arts presentations.

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