Saturday, July 13, 2013
Bob's Ball of Worms
Over the last year or so Baltimore has lost two major poets, Chris Toll and Blaster Al Ackerman. And one poetic musician night scholar Pope Croke. Now one of our young brightly burning stars has cancer. He's going to live, but will have to suffer through chemo and paying bills with no insurance. So Baltimore is throwing him a fundraising party to show him our love and our green.
Bob's Ball of Worms, a fundraiser for Bob O'Brien.
Bob O’Brien, curator of the WORMS poetry series and a great poet and performer, not to mention a stellar loving and giving human, has testicular cancer and no health insurance, so the following artists will be performing at Metro Gallery on July 26th at 8 pm to raise money for his treatments. If you can't make the event because you're going to be out of town or because you find poets to be a lifeform even lower than jugglers or mimes, here is a website where you can donate funds:
The Tinklers Wheatie Mattiasich The Mole Suit Choir
Poets from out of town:
Rod Smith Mel Nichols Ryan Eckes Eric Paul
And shimmering local poets:
Lauren Bender, Alicia Puglionese, Stephanie Barber, Alejandro Venture, Lesser Gonzalez, Megan McShea, Joseph Young and Michael Kimball.
There will also be an art auction to benefit Bob. Artists donating work include:
Lesser Gonzalez Kevin Sherry Dina Kelberman Liz Downing Rupert Wondolowski Jimmy Joe Roche Ginevra Shay Ryan Syrell Dale Beran Brett Price Dani Leventha;
Admission is $10 or $20, depending on what you can afford. Please come out and show some love to a valuable and giving member of the Baltimore arts community.
Metro Gallery 1700 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 View Map · Get Directions