Open Mic Poetry Night August 27th

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Published: August 20, 2014 @ 6:00 AM EST

An evening of poetry and music as well as an opportunity to learn about the young artists of the current art exhibit “Twisted Tales” will take place from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Casano Community Center Art Gallery .

There will also be an Open Mic for poets and musicians, a guitar performance by Paul Desilva, and a poetry reading by Leona M Seufert. Afterwards, there will be a discussion about the current exhibit “Twisted Tales” plus information about other upcoming art happenings in Roselle Park including a visit by the Montclair Art Museum (MAM) Truck in September.

Open Mic signup starts at 5:30 p.m. and spots are limited.

Paul Desilva, a Roselle Park resident, has been a singer and guitarist since the age of eight. He plays instrumentals with a Classical a Spanish flair but he is versed in many other styles. For about 10 years, he played guitar in Church.

“I’m basically a singer songwriter/guitarist who is on a musical quest and not trying to limit myself,” he said.

Leona M. Seufert is active in the arts and is Roselle Park’s first Poet Laureate. She has read her poems at the annual 9/11 memorial service and has given writing workshops and readings at the Roselle Park Library and Casano Community Center.

The Art Gallery is located in the Casano Community Center. Its mission is to give Roselle Park residents a venue to display their artistic works and connect with the community at large. The Art Gallery accepts work only from Roselle Park residents and must be two-dimensional (sculptures or jewelry are not accepted at this time). Contact 908-241-5874 for information on exhibiting works.

The Casano Community Center is located at 314 Chestnut, Street. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free.