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440 Gallery Presents Tom Millioto Lecture and Recital, Max Blagg Poetry Reading, and Jim Patrick Directs a Short Play “29 Questions”!

Thomas Millioto: Lecture-Recital Tuesday, September 20, 7:30pm

Dr. Thomas Millioto will give a short lecture-recital featuring selections selections from “Choix de mes fleurs chéries ou Le Bouquet Emblématique,” Opus 45 (pub. 1814), composed by one of the first, and one of the greatest six-string guitar virtuosi, Mauro Giuliani (1781 – 1829).

Dr Thomas Millioto
Dr Thomas Millioto
These charming selections are character pieces for the classical guitar, where each piece evokes the essence of a given flower. A question and answer session will follow.

Millioto graduated in 2007 with a doctoral degree in classical guitar performance. He has been awarded the “Cecile Insdorf Award for Excellence in Teaching” by the President of CUNY Hunter, and was also an instructor for the Professional Studies Division of the Brooklyn Queens Conservatory of Music, which commissioned an original work from him for its 2008-2009 composers concert. Thomas is currently active as a private teacher, producer and guitarist.

Max Blagg: A reading by the legendary downtown poet and Englishman in New York Friday, September 23, 7:00pm

As the youngest of twelve children, Max Blagg was the only child with the inclination to read books. 440 Gallery is taking advantage of that and is thrilled to present this evening with Max Blagg. Highly respected as a poet, writer and performer on the New York literary scene, Blagg has appeared at numerous clubs and venues including The Kitchen, Guggenheim Museum, Parrish Museum, Jackie 60, St Marks Church, The National Arts Club, Bowery Poetry Club, CBGB’s and The Gershwin Hotel to name a few. A frequent contributor to Bomb, Interview, Aperture, Village Voice, Blagg co-edited Bald Ego, the short-lived but groundbreaking magazine of art and literature. Blagg has collaborated with many artists to create text and poetry, including James Nares, Alex Katz, Jack Pierson, Richard Prince, Donald Sultan, Billy Sullivan, Keith Sonnier, Joe Fyfe, Jerelyn Hanrahan and Nicholas Rule.

Performance: A reading of 29 Questions Written by Hillary Rollins Directed by Jim Patrick Sunday, September Sept. 25, 4:40pm

440 Gallery is proud to present a staged reading from the Nantucket Short Play Anthologies of 29 Questions written by Hillary Rollins and directed by Jim Patrick. An ode to life, love, and friendship, 29 Questions is a story about how an internet time waster becomes a way to discover little-known facts about friends. This two-woman performance is powerful and touching, yet softened with moments of gentle introspection.

Playwright Hillary Rollins is a native New Yorker transplanted to Santa Monica, California. 29 Questions was the 2008 winner of the Nantucket Short Play Competition and Festival. The actors will be Faith Connor of Brooklyn and Clare Kerr of Manhattan, both former students of Mr. Patrick who are now working in New York.

Jim Patrick co-founded the Nantucket Short Play Competition and Festival in 1992. Involved in the presentation of over 250 original works, Jim has compiled the Nantucket Short Play Anthologies to celebrate the festival’s 25th Anniversary. Jim’s own plays have been produced in New York, Ohio, Florida, Scotland, and of course, Nantucket. He has also written two Nantucket bestsellers, Nantucket Love Stories and Scallop Season: A Nantucket Chronicle.

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