Intermedia Arts: Rumors of our demise have been greatly exaggerated


by Jay Gabler • For an organization that just closed, Intermedia Arts is keeping awfully busy. The staff rallied the troops at a “town hall meeting” last month, and they’re now pursuing funding to resume their full slate of programming. For the time being, however, the gallery and poetry library are closed, and the organization’s offices will be open only from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Many programs, including the young writers’ group and previously scheduled readings in the Carol Connolly Reading Series, are continuing. Needless to say, they’re accepting donations—and if you want a more direct bang for your buck, you can support the organization by attending Joanna Kohler’s new film Boxers (it’s about women boxers, not men’s boxers) this Monday at the Parkway or joining Sandy Augustín for a birthday bash at Intermedia Arts next Saturday the 24th.

(Having just read a single paragraph containing fully seven hyperlinks, you may not believe this—but among my new year’s resolutions is to hew to the advice proffered by R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe in the latest issue of Interview. “Tell the truth and keep your links real,” he says. “Links have become the suburbs of the real world.”)

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Published on 1/17/09. Photo by Aaron Landry.