1977 | Catalyst



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The Big Reading: A Black Jubilee

December 13, 1977.
Led by E. Ethelbert Miller.
The second marathon reading by black poets produced by the Ascension Poetry Reading Series.

Autumn Renewal Workshop

September 26-29, 1977.
Directed by Penelope Newcomb.
A series of “Give-away Circle Events” presented in a four-day workshop. This workshop was given in conjunction with the performance Concert for the Maple Tree.

Black Writers Festival / Zora Neal Hurston

April 1 and 2, 1977.

A festival sponsored by the Institute for Preservation of African American Writing.

T’ai Chi Demonstration

March 31, 1977.
Led by Patrick Watson.
A demonstration of the ancient Chinese martial art.

Paint-In

February 19, 1977.

The WPA sponsored this activity for the Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital. Alice Denney judged the entries of over 150 Girl Scouts.

Point of View

February 8, 1977.
Artist: Marshall Borris.
A multi-media piece combining sculpture, performance, and video shown at the opening of the Michael Jackson and Nicholas Ward exhibitions.

Films by M. Jon Rubin

December 4, 1977.
Artist: M. Jon Rubin.
Screening and discussion of seven films.

Films by Bruce Wood

November 20, 1977.
Artist: Bruce Wood.
A screening of Bruce Wood’s silent, black and white, abstract films.

In the Shadow of the Glen

December 19-23 and 26-30, 1977.
Written by John Millington Synge.
Directed by Bart Whiteman.
A Source production of John Millington Synge’s one-act comedy.

Music for Synthesizer, Tape, and Percussion in Quad

December 16 and 17, 1977.
Artists: Richard Peaslee’s ensemble and Linear B.
An evening concert of experimental live music and quadrophonic tape presented by Richard Peaslee’s ensemble, Linear B.