NEA Big Read: ArtPocalypse

September 11, 2018 – November 22, 2018

The ArtPocalypse is an Arts Collaborative spearheaded by Odessa Arts and centered on the novel ‘Station Eleven,’ by Emily St. John Mandel. The program is designed to encourage reading in our community, invite conversation about the role of The Arts in a community & showcase the cultural offerings we have right here in the Permian Basin. 500 copies of Station Eleven and the juvenile companion The Giver, will be distributed for free to the community. 

The program will kick off with a concert by MOSC Principal Cellist Amy Huzack at the historic Rose Building at noon on September 11, 2018, as part of the Second Tuesday Salon series. 

Participants will be given a Cultural Passport which will include a schedule of events, a reader’s guide and information about the program. Passports will be stamped by each entity as they attend events. Passports can be redeemed for ArtPocalypse swag (5 stamps = ArtPocalypse poster, 10 stamps = T-shirt). Participants who attend EVERY event can redeem their passport to be entered into a drawing for a trip for two to NYC (airfare & hotel). 

Confirmed events include:

July 2, 2018 – ArtPocalypse Happy Hour for partner organizations. This will be an opportunity to get everyone in a room and discuss the scope of the events, and dates and locations.

September 1, 2018 – October 1, 2018 – ArtPoclaypse woodblock print show, UTPB Gallery

September 6, 2018 – Opening reception for UTPB ArtPocalypse show. 6:00pm, UTPB Gallery

September 11, 2018 – Kickoff event at noon at The Rose Building. Performance by Amy Huzak, principal cellist for MOSC. Steamroller print demonstration, Pots N Prints, Announcement of the book selection, distribution fo copies of the book, cultural passport, city proclamation. 

September 13, 2018 – Community Book Discussion at the Ector County Library, 11:30am 

September 20, 2018 – 6:30pm Cassatt String Quartet Performance at the Rose Building

September 21, 2018 – 7:00pm Keep Odessa Beautiful Recycle Fashion Show, Rose Building

September 22, 2018 – 10am-2pm Community Art Day at Ellen Noel Art Museum

September 22, 2018 – 3:30pm Comic Book Drawing Class at The Hive Comics

September 27, 2018 – 6:30pm Community Book Discussion, Barn Door (Permian Basin Restaurant Week)

September 29, 2018 – 100,000 Poets for Social Change, Dee’s Bistro, 12pm-12am

October 4, 2018 – Viral Outbreak Panel, ORMC, 11:30am

October 6, 2018 – The Giver Kids Book Club, The Hive Comics 

October 9, 2018 – Second Tuesday Salon, noon, Rose Building

October 11, 2018 – Emily St. John Mandel, 7pm, Globe Theater

October 12, 2018 – Literary Death Match with Special Guest Typewriter Rodeo, 7pm, WNPAC

October 18, 2018 – Community Book Club, 6pm, The Hive Comics

October 19, 20, 26, 27 – The Giver, Permian Playhouse

October 25, 2018 – Opening Reception for Heidi Petri and Community Book Club, 6pm Ellen Noel Art Museum

October 25 – November 15, 2018 – A Permanent Record exhibit, Ellen Noel Art Museum

October 27, 2018 – Random Acts of Art class, 10am, Ellen Noel Art Museum

November 1, 2018 – Community Book Club, TBD

November 4, 2018 – Adventures in Art, Ellen Noel Art Museum

November 4-10, 2018 – Odessa Shakespeare Festival, Globe Theater

November 13, 2018 – Second Tuesday Salon, noon, Rose Building

November 15, 2018 – Community Book Club, Ellen Noel Art Museum

November 15-17 – West Texas Film Festival, Odessa College