Roy Anthony Shabla will read work live

DOWNEY – This edition of Poetry Matters – Thursday, March 19, at Stay Gallery - will feature Downey poet and artist Roy Anthony Shabla. His poetry will be accompanied by music from both the group Joshua Woodcarver and Gabriel Armenta, and a film by Andrew Wahlquist and Celina Armanta.

Roy Anthony Shabla is an accomplished poet and painter. He is Director of Collections for the Downey Museum of Art, and hosts a monthly arts gathering, the Green Salon.

Shabla is the author of 10 books of poetry and three books of prose. His art, poetry, sound art, film, and performance have appeared around the world including Los Angeles, Portland, New York, Paris, London, Madrid, Leningrad And Beijing.

Joshua Woodcarver (Josue Quiquivix And Andrew Ariza) and Gabriel Armenta are local musicians who regularly collaborate and tour with several bands. Josue Quiquivix teaches at California Guitar Academy in Downey. Andrew Wahlquist is a filmmaker and co-founder of Downey Arts Coalition. Celina Armenta is a graphic artist who regularly collaborates with Shabla.

For more information, join Downey Arts Coalition on Facebook or the website

Poetry Matters is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7 p.m. and an open mike begins at 7:30.



Published: March 12, 2015 - Volume 13 - Issue 48