Events & Other Public Presentations
Mingus Project in Nogales, AZ -- Charles Mingus Hometown Music Festival & the New Charles Mingus Memorial Site
Visual Art & Graphic Design
Myself When I Am Real: The Life and Music of Charles Mingus (excerpt) by Gene Santoro
"portrait" by Steven Schroeder
Deborah Meadows created a series of four lithographs entitled After Mingus' "Better Get Hit in Your Soul." The four lithographs are non-representative writing in response, or written along with Mingus' masterpiece "Better Git it In your Soul." They are each 8x11 and were printed as a collaboration of poet Deborah Meadows and the late master printmaker Patrick Merrill. A "stacked" set of these pages form the cover art of Meadows' recent collection of poetry, Saccade Patterns.
The great jazz artist Charles Mingus would have been 90 this year. Throughout 2012 the Borderbend Arts Collective is presenting programs that celebrate Mingus' life and work. Charles Mingus at 90 is a multidisciplinary celebration -- with music, visual art, writing, and other art forms. Borderbend has opened a call for contributions; click here to find out more.
Click here to read the Charles Mingus at 90 table of contents (so far).