Friday, October 03, 2008

HearArts in Rockville MD: C.M. Mayo, Reading from the New Issue of the Potomac Review, and Brian Gross, Guitarist

Today, Friday October 3, 2008 in Rockville MD:
C.M. Mayo, writer & Brian Gross, guitarist
HearArts Reading & Music Series, curated by Philip Wexler.
Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts

Featured the first Friday of every month from
7:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
$5 Admission to Cover the Cost of Refreshments

HearArts is a unique concept in cultural entertainment, fusing the literary and musical arts. Evenings typically combine a poet or fiction writer reading from his/her work, and a musician or musical group. The featured artists are followed by an open mic segment for writers or musicians in the audience who would like to share their work. Held in conjunction with VisArts' Art after Hours, in which the buildings galleries and studios stay open late, HearArts offers the public an opportunity to widen its artistic perspective.

Writer: C.M. Mayo – fiction
C.M. Mayo, a Writers Center faculty member, is the author of the forthcoming The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, as well as the travel memoir, Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico, and Sky Over El Nido, which won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Founding editor of Tameme, the bilingual Spanish/English) chapbook press, Mayo is also a translator of contemporary Mexican poetry and fiction. Her anthology of Mexican fiction in translation, Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion, was published by Whereabouts Press in March 2006.

Musician: Brian Gross - Guitarist
Brian Gross, a guitarist for over 25 years, encompasses mostly Delta and Piedmont blues playing styles. He is the bandleader and founder of blues/jump/swing band BG & The Mojo Hands, a group of Washington, DC musicians who regularly perform to audiences throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Brian teaches guitar through his Midnight Blue Guitar Studio, and teaches Blues, Rock and Folk guitar classes through Glen Echo Park’s Creative Education Program (in cooperation with the National Park Service) and the Montgomery County Recreation Department in Bethesda, MD.

Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts
155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850
tel: 301.315.8200 / email: