VSA’s regional series returns with Whitman, war and psychology
Show Me the Way to Go Home
Toni Morrison’s tale of siblings searching for solace has character but lacks resolution
Last Saturday Arts Crawl
John Chervinsky's Frames of Reference is an exquisite contemplation on the interplay between scientific principles and their worldly manifestations. In one of the series' subsets, Studio Physics, the Harvard applied physics professor went to great lengths for his final photographic prints. Chervinsky set up studio still lifes, then photographed portions of them. He mailed those photos to a painting factory in China and incorporated the reproductions of his photos by anonymous artists back into the still lifes. Elements of decay (a bowl of rotten bananas half covered by a painted “before” version of the ripe fruit) exhibit the enigma of impermanence in a visually straightforward way.
Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers
The work ofAmerican singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson has resounded through generations of this nation's popular music. He performs works from his massive and notable oeuvre on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 8pm with the late Merle Haggard's band, The Strangers, at Kiva Auditorium. Kristofferson's brightest moments came at the end of the '60s and the beginning of the '70s: He wrote “Me and Bobby McGee,” released his classic album The Silver Tongued Devil and I, appeared at the Isle of Wight Festival and also became a highly visible actor in films like Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia and The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea. At 83, this may be your last chance to see a living legend, the man who dated Janis Joplin, live onstage, playing his heart out y todo. Tickets for this all-ages show range in price from $33 to $60.