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Events celebrate arts at Carnegie

The Carnegie Arts Center has scheduled a bevy of artistic events in October, from poetry to surrealism.

The Carnegie will present a poetry writing workshop and reading from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. “The Making of a Poem” will be led by poets Salvatore Salerno and Jesse Wolfe.

Salerno has an M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he was awarded The Academy of American Poets University Prize. He worked as a poet and playwright in the N.C. Visiting Artist Program from 1980-84, where he gave numerous workshops and readings. More than 100 of his poems have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. His first book of poems, “Sunleaf,” was published in 2001. He recently released a new volume of poetry, “Inkboat,” which will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Wolfe is an Associate Professor of English at California State University, Stanislaus, where he teaches courses in British and American literature and creative writing. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, and is the author of the book “Bloomsbury, Modernism, and the Reinvention of Intimacy.” He was recently chosen to receive a 2013 National Endowment for the Humanities Award.

Registration for the workshop is $10 and participants may bring up to three poems to share and develop in the workshop setting.

Following the workshop, Salerno and Wolfe will present a poetry reading from their recent and published work. The reading begins at 3 p.m. and admission is free. An open mic session will follow the reading by the featured poets as time permits.

Workshop registration can be completed by calling the Carnegie at 632-5761, ext. 104.

The art center will celebrate Dia de Los Muertos at the Family Friday series on Oct. 24. The event, set to start at 7 p.m. will feature the young dancers from Los Luceros de Osborn, along with crafts, music and an overview of the traditional Mexican holiday. The event is free.

The Carnegie will hold another workshop for the budding artists. Registration is open for a one-day workshop on creating flower paintings with brush and ink. The theme for this workshop is California poppies. Led by award-winning artist Barbara Gill, the workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25. Registration for the workshop is $50 with most materials provided. Registration can be completed online

The Carnegie will close out October with a Sunday Arts Lecture on “Symbols in Surrealism: A Discussion.” The free lecture is set for 2 p.m. Oct. 26 and will be led by Hope Werness, John Carroll, and Suzan Still.

The discussion will focus on the ways of reading symbols in the works of Joan Miró and other Surrealists.