Big Read Kick-off Event

Date(s) - Mar 3 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Creative Arts & Events Center


The BIG READ is a month-long schedule of community events celebrating John Steinbeck’s great American novel, The Grapes of Wrath. Most activities highlight the book’s 1930s culture and history.

The kick-off, free and open to the public, includes bluegrass music from Mike Butler and Slim Pickin’ and a keynote address from Professor Robert G. Barrows, chair of the Department of History at IUPUI, who will discuss “The Great Depression in Indiana: Then and Now.” People attending can also pick up a free copy of the book.

On the ground floor as visitors enter, “The Artists Upstairs” will be painting large panels inspired by prose and imagery from The Grapes of Wrath. Watch them begin creating that night, and return to see the finished paintings on display the following week for “Second Friday,” when a blank canvas will be set up for visitors to add their own artistic interpretations of the book.

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