Artists Space

Segue Reading Series: Lonnie Holley & Lee Bains

Reading
February 17, 2024, 5pm

Saturday, February 17
5pm

11 Cortlandt Alley & Online
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This reading is presented as part of the Segue Reading Series.

White text overlays a painting of a cityscape at night, which is predominantly black. The text reads: “Feb 17 / Lonnie Holley / Lee Bains" Smaller text in the bottom left corner reads: “5pm / 11 Cortlandt Alley + Zoom / Zoom ID: 893 9594 7519 / $5 (all proceeds go to readers)
[White text overlays a painting of a cityscape at night, which is predominantly black. The text reads: “Feb 17 / Lonnie Holley / Lee Bains" Smaller text in the bottom left corner reads: “5pm / 11 Cortlandt Alley + Zoom / Zoom ID: 893 9594 7519 / $5 (all proceeds go to readers)]

Since 1979, Lonnie Holley has devoted his life to the practice of improvisational creativity. Holley’s sculptures are constructed from found materials in the oldest tradition of African American sculpture. His work is collected by major museums throughout the world, on permanent display in the United Nations, and has been displayed in the White House Rose Garden.


Lee Bains, a songwriter from Birmingham, Alabama, has put out four studio albums of "Southern gospel punk," most recently Old-Time Folks. His band, The Glory Fires, collaborated with Lonnie Holley and Swamp Dogg. He published poetry in The New Yorker and lent his music to support striking coal miners, immigrants’ rights groups, abortion funds, and anti-racism organizations.

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