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Mel Andringa & Bob Eisen

  • Sat Jun 24 2017 - 8:00 pm • CSPS Hall
  • $15 advance | $18 door

Two experienced performers unveil new works at CSPS this month. Mel Andringa, artist and co-founder of Legion Arts, presents De Kooning en Ik (The King and I), an hour-long visual monologue on Willem de Kooning, productivity, dementia and board games. Since the 1970s, Mel’s performed paintings, inventive, comic and historical, have toured throughout the US and Europe. His jigsaw collages and mixed-media artworks have been shown in numerous galleries and museums. He is the recipient of an artist fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and has been awarded two residencies in Venice by the Emily Harvey Foundation.

Also on the program is a short performance by Bob Eisen, who just turned 70, and who last performed at CSPS in 2002. A dancer, choreographer and improviser, Eisen has been active in the field for nearly 40 years. He was co-founder of legendary performance space Links Hall in Chicago, and has performed in that city, New York, and around the world. For the past ten years he has spent half of each year in Russia, and half in the US, where he continues to travel and perform.