Venus de Mars Live in Studio, John Killacky on Arts and Censorship on March 19 Fresh Fruit

Join Dixie Treichel and John Townsend on Fresh Fruit, March 19 at 7 pm with guests Venus de Mars performing LIVE in the studio from her new solo acoustic album “Flesh and Wire” and John Killacky talking about art, censorship and controversial gay performance artist Ron Athey, who he will be in conversation with at the Walker Art Center on March 26. Also joining us is 2nd Thursday Fresh Fruit co-host Quinn Villagomez.

Venus de Mars, singer/songwriter, guitarist

Venus de Mars, performing LIVE in the studio on Fresh Fruit, has been a staple of the underground music scene both here in Minneapolis and around the globe for over two decades. Forming the band All The Pretty Horses in 1994, Venus combined elements of punk, goth and glam to create a truly unique sound. Now she is releasing her first solo acoustic album “Flesh and  Wire” to be released April 5. The pre-release 12” 45 (3-song) vinyl single: “Take My Shoulder,” featuring Laura Jane Grace is also available and will be a special pledge gift.

Flesh and Wire Release Concert and Party

Performed by Venus de Mars with special guest Jim Walsh of the Mad Ripple Hootenany

- See more at: http://www.bryantlakebowl.com/theater/flesh-and-wire-release-concert-and...

Flesh and Wire Release Concert and Party, Performed by Venus de Mars with special guest Jim Walsh of the Mad Ripple Hootenany

Sunday, April 5 at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater .Doors at 7 pm; show 8 pm. All Ages

John Killacky, Executive Director of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, filmmaker, writer

John Killacky will phone-in to Fresh Fruit to talk about art, censorship and controversial gay performance artist Ron Athey, who he will be in conversation with at the Walker Art Center on March 26. Killacky is the Executive Director of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, a commentator for Vermont Public Radio, was curator of performing arts at the Walker Art Center (1988–1996) and a former Fresh Fruit host. In 1994, Killacky & the Walker presented a piece by Athey that involved ritual incision at Patrick’s Cabaret. The infamous performance sparked a national debate on art and censorship leading to the slashing of the NEA’s budget, the near-complete elimination of individual artists’ grants, and a chilling effect on controversial artwork. 21 years later, Athey will visit the Walker and discuss with Killacky and art historian Jennifer Doyle how & if creative freedom has shifted, kicking off "Culture Wars: Then & Now" (March 26–28), a weekend of discussion and performance about censorship, queer expression, and radical embodied performance at the Walker Art Center, UMN and Patrick's Cabaret

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