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  • From: Ken Rumble <rumblek AT>
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  • Subject: [DesertCity] [Fwd: durham3, March 18th]
  • Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 11:32:09 -0500

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Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 11:20:32 -0500
From: Tanya Olson <olson AT>

Next Friday's durham3 is the last one until July (in April we are organizing poets for Culture Crawl but there will be no central event), so get yourself down to the Ooh La Latte and see a fiber arts show, film, poets, dance, a collaborative piece about Durham, an open mike, some snacks from Trin B'ago, and a kickin' set by Destroyed By Kittens, all for a 3$-5$ cover charge. Info is below, contact me with questions. And if you have something fabulous you want to add to the fiber arts show, let me know.


durham3 celebrates March and Women's History month with a multi-media celebration on Friday, March 18th at the Ooh La Latte, 1116 Broad Street in Durham. This month's focus will be an opening for a fiber arts show featuring the work of Amy Nolan, Sherri Wood, and others. We'll also have the poetry of Randall Williams and Ken Rumble, a dance group from Ninth Street Dance, a film by Jim Haverkamp and Joyce Ventimiglia, and a collaborative work exploring the essence of Durham by Tanya Olson, April Walton, and Joe Rizzolo. After open mike, we'll have a reception for the fiber artists and everyone is invited to stick around for a hip-moving, soul-expanding set from Durham favorites, Destroyed By Kittens. Doors will open at 7:30, show begins at 8:00. There's a 3$-5$ sliding cover and open mike will be first come, first served. For directions, see the Ooh La Latte's website ( or give them a call at 286-0650. For other information, contact Tanya Olson at olson AT Amy Nolan at amycnolan AT or visit the durham3 website at
durham3 is sponsored in part by Carolina Wren Press. (

Randall Williams- Randall Williams is a poet, social activist and filmmaker living near Hillsborough, North Carolina. His writing has appeared in Word For/Word, McSweeneys, Salon and the Independent Weekly. He is currently working on the
campaign to end the U.S. occupation of Iraq and local efforts to fend off Senate Bill 8 and House Bill 55, two discriminatory pieces of legislation which would constitutionally ban many legal protections for same-sex couples.

Ken Rumble- Ken Rumble is the director of the Desert City Poetry Series and list administrator of the
Lucifer Poetics Group. His poems have been published in Parakeet, Word For/Word, Effing Magazine, Sidereality,
NoTell Motel, Sugar Mule, VeRT, and others. He collects books of poetry by Leonard Nimoy.

Sherri Wood- Sherri Wood, b. 1964, Hammond, IN, has lived in the south her entire life. She has a B.A. in English from Bethany College, WV, a Masters of Theological Studies from Emory University and an MFA in Sculpture from Bard College. Residencies include the Headlands Center for the Arts, and Penland School of Craft. Her work has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Folk Art & Craft, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art and the North Carolina Museum of Art. She began making improvisational quilts in1993. Today she resides in Durham, North Carolina where, as part of her studio practice, she works with people who are grieving to make functional improvisational quilts from the clothing of the deceased. Some of her projects including the Tattoo Baby Doll Project can be viewed at

Linda Thurber/Amy Nolan- Teaching herself to crochet at the age of nine, Linda Thurber is a self-made
crafty woman. A mother of 2 and grandmother of 3, Linda is a vital part of her family. She has passed the tradition of crocheting to her youngest daughter, Amy Nolan, who is also apart of this show. Linda is an avid
quilter, knitter, and enjoys sewing. Amy enjoys making large structures out of yarn that take up a lot of space.

Jim Haverkamp- Jim Haverkamp is an award-winning filmmaker and editor who lives in Durham, North Carolina. He is co-producer and co-editor of the film Monster Road, a feature length documentary that has won numerous awards, including Best Documentary at the Slamdance Film festival. His short films have shown in festivals across the country, and he was awarded a Filmmaking Fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council in 2000. He is a former organizer of the Flicker Film Festival in Chapel Hill, and also plays harmonium and guitar in the Durham band the Holy Roman Empire.

Joyce Ventimiglia- Joyce Ventimiglia is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has shown at numerous national and international film festivals. She has taught video production at Raleigh Community Access TV, currently works as a producer/director of educational videos for the North Carolina School of Science & Math, and plays guitar in the Durham rock band, the Holy Roman Empire.

Tanya Olson/April Walton/Joe Rizzolo- Tanya Olson is a poet who helps co-ordinate durham3 and teaches at Vance- Granville Community College and the North Carolina Governor's School. As Learning Outreach Coordinator at the Center for Documentary Studies, April Walton is exposed to lots of interesting projects from around the world. She is currently working on an art installation video project about memory. Joe Rizzolo is a musician, writer, actor, and metal sculptor. He lives in a farmhouse in Bahama, North Carolina. All of them love Durham and believe that Durham should, indeed, love itself.

Sue Williamson- I started knitting when I was around 11 years old. As far as I remember, my mother taught me the basics then I joined a knitting group at a local yarn shop. I'm really into using different and
interesting yarn combinations. I like to knit fun, non-challenging, and eclectic pieces.

9th Street Dance- Ninth Street Dance believes everyone can enjoy and benefit from learning to dance. Not a studio for professional dancers, they invite anyone who would like to explore new ways of moving and inhabiting their bodies to join us. They provide a nurturing, non-threatening environment in which dancers and non-dancers of any age, shape or gender can learn to feel more at home in their bodies and experience the joys of movement. See

Destroyed By Kittens- Destroyed By Kittens are a Durham-based rock 3-piece. They are heavy on the harmonies, known to smash piƱatas, and provide subtitles for their songs. See what they are all about at

durham3 is a series of multi-media events that bring together a variety of artists. The series is interested in using the physical and psychological thirdspace qualities of Durham to foster collaboration between artistic communities in Durham and the Triangle. Ultimately, this series would also like to aid Durham in defining its own artistic identity. Towards that end, each event will feature poets, performers, spoken words artists, visual artists, musicians, and dancers from across the Triangle. Each event will also highlight an original, collaborative work from 2 or more artists in the Triangle and merchandise from the series, the work of local artists, and a broadsheet featuring the work of that night's artists will be available at each event.

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