Weekend Events: Artists’ Roundtable Talk, Martin Schoeller and Poetry Readings

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Friday, September 25: Staged Stories Artists’ Roundtable

Artists Christyl BogerMark NewportMary Van Cline, and SunKoo Yuh work in the traditional mediums of ceramics, fiber, and glass—but they take their art in very nontraditional directions. Their work is currently on display in the exhibit Staged Stories: Renwick Craft Invitational 2009. The artists will take part in a roundtable discussion moderated by exhibition curator Kate Bonansinga. Free. American Art Museum, 6:00 PM

Saturday, September 26: RIT Big Shot 2009

Come help the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) celebrate the 25th anniversary of its "Big Shot" event! Each year, RIT selects a building for a dramatic nighttime photo shoot—and this go-round, it has selected the National Museum of the American Indian. RIT invites you to bring a flashlight to help illuminate the exterior of the building and contribute to an eye-catching piece of photography. Free. American Indian Museum, 7:45 PM.

Sunday, September 27: Poetics of Labor: A Reading Series for Bittersweet Harvest

In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, come hear readings from poets Diana Garcia and Quique Aviles that deal with the issues of migration, labor and community. And don't forget to tour the companion exhibition, Bittersweet Harvest. Free. American History Museum, 12:00 PM

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