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Heartland Home | Sarah Strickley's "No Consolation" Book Release
Aug
4
7:30 PM19:30

Heartland Home | Sarah Strickley's "No Consolation" Book Release

HEARTLAND HOME

Is home where the heart is, or does our art tell us that it might live somewhere else? Join us for a one-of-a-kind event that explores ideas of home from the perspective of a range of writers, visual artists, journalists, and musicians with connections to the Cincinnati area. Attendees will enjoy readings by the poets, Lisa Ampleman, Les Kay, Sarah Rose Nordgren, Kristi Maxwell, and Linwood Rumney. In the category of visual arts, Libby Birkley and Erika Johns will walk visitors through their conceptions of home.

Editors Bob Strickley (from The Cincinnati Enquirer) and Suzanne McQuade (of The Cincinnati Anthology) will speak in conversation about the experience of presenting the identity of Cincinnati to audiences who may disagree about its core truths.

Cincinnati-native Sarah Anne Strickley will read a story of home from her new collection of fiction, and the folk-rock band, No Consolation, will close the event with a performance evocative of, as the writer Jane Austen once memorably phrased it, the “real comfort” of home.

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The Breath of the Compassionate - Movement Meditation with Mary Chase Doll
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Breath of the Compassionate - Movement Meditation with Mary Chase Doll

Far too often we find ourselves sitting still.  Join us for an opportunity to change that:

The Breath of the Compassionate Movement Meditation developed by educator and movement artist Mary Chase Doll premiered in New York City at The Laban Institute in June of 2018. This work is meant to be shared with others to cultivate compassion for others (and for ourselves) in our world that rampantly turns to aggression and defense. The rhetoric and scholarship that inspired the work comes from Karen Armstrong and The Charter for Compassion. The visual and musical compositions were graciously gifted by the composer Bill Alves.  The Breath of the Compassionate  Movement Meditation is for everyone, no matter your movement background, spiritual practice, or affiliation. 

The practice of the meditation is a triptych: self (or group) movement, mantra, and external representations of the sacred geometric eight pointed star in visual and sound imagery. You are invited to engage in one or all as you are able. 

Join us at Chase Public to Engage with The Breath of the Compassionate Movement Meditation by observing a performance of the movement, sound and video tessellations. Then interact with its’ creator Mary Chase Doll through reflection and discussion on the history, creation and potential impact the work can have for your community. 

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The Slide Show Show
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

The Slide Show Show

The ultimate intersection of fun, vulnerability, courage, and thoughtful design.

Chase Public is very curious and cautiously optimistic while inviting you to The Slide Show Show- for which five artists and designers have each prepared a slide deck that will be delivered, entirely sight unseen, by five entirely other smart, quick witted people. 

What will we see? What will we hear? I have no idea.

THE PRESENTATION PREPARERS -
Chris Glass!
Makenzie Vail!
Maria Seda-Reeder!
Chas Wiederhold!
Andy Gasper!

THE PRESENTATION PRESENTERS - 
Wayne Memmott!
Derrick Braziel!
Mary Jo Minerich!
Tamia Stinson!
Sophia Cunningham!

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We've Moved! - Open House
Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

We've Moved! - Open House

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Friends! Come and celebrate our new base of operations with us!  We’ll be having an open house fully stocked with beverages, bites, laughter, fun, and opportunity.  Check out the new space, and get your mind a-working on the amazing ideas we’re sure you will have to make it as magical as our last one.

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Chase Public
2868 Colerain Ave
CIncinnati, Ohio 45225

Friday, April 6th
8pm-10pm

Refreshments provided
 

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Book Swap
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Book Swap

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Looking for something to read? Do you trust the taste and generosity of your friends and neighbors? Do you have great taste in books? Are you feeling generous? Join us! for the Chase Public Book Swap, cohosted by Lauren Byrd.

Here’s the format:  Each person will bring one book. It should be a book that you enjoy, that you sincerely recommend- but know, you won’t be getting it back. It will be a true gift from you to another member of your community.  From that book, you will have identified a particularly interesting excerpt or quote, and written or typed it out on a seperate piece of paper.  We will be using these excerpts and quotes as the content for the swap.  The notes will be placed on a table in the center of the room, and as the swap is initiated, we will all take turns reading the excerpts at random.  We’ll then proceed White Elephant style around the room until all of the notes are selected.  At that point, the books behind the notes will be revealed. 

Once the books have been given, folks are free to hang out and talk to the donator of their new cherished literary friend, or they can get started, or they could go home or to the bar or whatever. **In a dream world, we reconnect with the person who gave the book we read, and have a conversation once we’ve finished it**

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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Wednesday, March 7th
Doors - 7:00
Swap - 7:30

Free

BYOB, respectfully.  Disrespectful B will be shunned with great contempt. 
 

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A Burning: Community Campfire
Oct
20
6:52 PM18:52

A Burning: Community Campfire

Join us at PAR-Projects for A Burning: Community Campfire.

A Burning is a community gathering centered around a bonfire fueled both by wood and a potent manifestation of letting go. Everyone is encouraged to bring artifacts that represent something that they would like to let go of—letters, notes, lists, photos, simple objects, anything with meaning that won’t create toxic fumes when burned, because that’s the idea: we symbolically remove the things we want to get past by watching them disappear in the fire. And, if we’d like to, we share with the group why and what we’re burning—catharsis is more palpable when shared. 

There will be typewriters on site for the preparation of burnable thoughts. 

Come spend quality time with your neighbors!

This event was developed by Megan Trischler and Scott Holzman alongside the installation currently exhibiting at PAR-Projects: 

“Camp / Cave / Water”
Ritual, retreat, renewal, and (im)permanence in the urban landscape
By Mike Fleisch, Sita Magnuson, and the 4th Space Collective

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Tom Petty Tribute: Listening Party & Group Karaoke
Oct
6
7:30 PM19:30

Tom Petty Tribute: Listening Party & Group Karaoke

A tribute to Tom Petty in two parts.

8:00 “Damn the Torpedoes” Listening Party (36:38)

Upon its release in 1979, Rolling Stone called it the "album we've all been waiting for – that is, if we were all Tom Petty fans, which we would be if there were any justice in the world." Now, we’ll listen to it straight through, together.  Bring yourself, some friends, some drinks, some snacks, whatever you’d like. This is very casual, feel free to come in and out, stand up, walk around, chat with friends, listen intently, whatever you’d like.

9:00 Group Karaoke

It’s just like normal karaoke, but instead of a person looking at a monitor and singing on a stage, we project the lyrics onto a screen at the front of the room and the entire room sings.  Come and sing with everyone, free from isolation and any pressure that you need to sing well.

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The Best Thing You Ever Learned
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Best Thing You Ever Learned

Chase Public’s “The Best Thing” series pushes on: this time, centered around the sharing of knowledge and skill.  We invite you to come and teach the room The Best Thing You Ever Learned!  As always- the definition of ‘Best’ is up to interpretation. You could tell a life lesson, a piece of information that changed everything, a practical skill, a funny joke, a piece of trivia, a riddle, a mnemonic device… anything.  You can take this literally, seriously, sarcastically, facetiously- take it as you will, and then share the gift of your experience with all those assembled. 

How it works: 

Everyone in attendance is welcome to share for 3 minutes. If you go beyond three minutes, we will drown you out with a loud gong.

It can’t be hateful or bigoted in any way. If the best thing you ever learned could be interpreted as hateful or bigoted, you should probably go ahead and not come to this event.

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What Can We Do? - The Opioid Epidemic
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

What Can We Do? - The Opioid Epidemic

Opioid abuse is a serious public health issue. Per The Department of Health and Human Services, drug overdose is the leading cause of injury death in the United States.

Join Chase Public and representatives from BrightView Health for a community discussion around the opioid epidemic.  Topics of discussion will include: History and causes of the crisis, the current landscape of addiction, and what we as a community and individuals can do to work towards a healthier future.  

Following the presentation and guided discussion, there will be a voluntary training on the administration of Naloxone led by Brightview staff.  

All participants and attendees will be respectful and compassionate.  We will be kind to one another and avoid any dehumanizing language.  This is an incredibly difficult topic that has huge impact on people’s lives- we will refrain from being judgmental and we will honor and prioritize empathy above all else. 

About BrightView: 
BrightView is an outpatient addiction medicine practice based on clinical best practices and outcomes measures. Through the use of medical treatment in conjunction with psychological and social services, BrightView will deliver the necessary support to help patients meet both their mental and physical goals.

Substance abuse treatment is moving into a new era and we at BrightView look to lead the way as we incorporate new technologies, therapies, and concepts into the management of our patients with substance use disorders.

Most importantly, we look forward to providing our patients with an environment and support team that helps them through one of the most challenging periods of change in their life. Together, we can discover the path to a brighter future.
 

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Group Erasure Creation
Jan
23
7:30 PM19:30

Group Erasure Creation

Erasure -- is a form of found poetry or found art created by erasing words from an existing text in prose or verse and framing the result on the page as a poem. The results can be allowed to stand in situ or they can be arranged into lines and/or stanzas. Erasure is a way to give an existing piece of writing a new set of meanings, questions, or suggestions. It lessens the trace of authorship but requires purposeful decision making. What does one want done to the original text? Does a gesture celebrate, denigrate, subvert, or efface the source completely? One can erase intuitively by focusing on musical and thematic elements or systematically by following a specific process regardless of the outcome.

So, let's make a really big one together. 

Join us at chase public- we will have a couple of 8x4 boards covered with source material and the assembled team (open to any and all) will give the old words a new creative life. Markers provided. Let's see what we come up with?

 

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The Best Thing You Ever Did With Your Family
Dec
21
7:30 PM19:30

The Best Thing You Ever Did With Your Family

Last year Chase Public asked the question; “What is The Best Thing You Ever Did?” and the people answered. The variety and range of responses left us very emotionally stretched, enticed, confused, but unquestionably satisfied. We knew we needed to do an event like that again, but sought a way to narrow the prompt’s scope in the aim of expanding perspective.

So, now we pose the question once more, with a twist, what is The Best Thing You Ever Did WITH YOUR FAMILY? the definition of “best” is very much up to interpretation. It can be as proud, as austere, as inspiring, as light-hearted, or as cynical as you’d like. Take some time now to think about it, consider your story. On Wednesday, December 21st, come share it with the room. And bring all of your friends. This will be exponentially better the more people come and share. 

The Three Rules:
You’ve got 3 minutes. If you go beyond three minutes, Sunny Wilson is going to hit you with a gong.

It’s gotta be true.

It can’t be hateful or bigoted in any way. If the best thing you ever did could be interpreted as hateful or bigoted, you should probably go ahead and not come to this event.

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