June 2017


Three Poets in Conversation

We opened the month with a mini preview of De-Canon's larger August project. The show featured the beginning of the De-Canon library, as well as a literary exhibit of the works Stephanie Adams-Santos, Trevino Brings Plenty, and Christopher Rose.

Corresponding Distance

by Claire Barrera and Maya Dalinsky

Over the course of 23 years of romantic friendship, they have amassed large amounts of correspondence in the form of letters, shared journals, mixed tapes and videos. Centered around these physical objects produced throughout their friendship, their performance and installation examines how a relationship is made through writing and how individuals are made within a relationship.

The work is the result of a two week residency at UNA Gallery. The interactive exhibit is in constant motion and available to the public during two June weekends.

Joy as Resistance

Fundraising event held in collaboration with PURRR

PURRR's 2nd quarterly event celebrates JOY as resistance. Poets, artists, and storytellers will share work on this theme. Afterwards, we will have a DJ spinning records, space for dancing, zine making, poem writing, and hanging out.

Performers include:

Zeloszelos Marchandt
Mindy Netifee
Lara Messersmith-Glavin
Julian Smuggles
Isaiah Spriggs

In collaboration with PURRR's Joy as Resistance, UNA will also be hosting a silent auction in order to raise funds to renew our lease.

For more information about submitting for this show, please click HERE.