On Tuesday, June 28 at 8:30 pm, The Lucky Penny kicks off their daring programming with a lecture and performance by New York-based performance artist and musician Khaela Maricich and installation/conceptual artist Melissa Dyne. The duo performs under the moniker The Blow, with Maricich serving as front woman in an act that blurs the edges of pop music, performance art and site-specific theater.
During their Lucky Penny artist talk, The Blow will discuss their current collaborative performance tour, which stops in at the Drunken Unicorn on June 27th. Their lecture takes the shape of a performative presentation addressing the invisible boundary lines of convention and the alluring strangeness of creating a pop icon. They will shed light on the intricacies of their collaborative process, in which Dyne treats each stage show as a live art installation with lighting and sound elements interacting with the acoustics and architecture in each venue, while Maricich charms audiences with the crisp sweetness of her vocals wafting across dance beats.
The lecture will be co-presented by Dashboard Co-Op, and takes place in the Paul Robeson Theater at The Arts Exchange, located at 750 Kalb Street (accessible off Glenwood Avenue, between Moreland and Boulevard). While admission is free, donations to directly support the artists are encouraged.
The Blow performs on June 27 at the Drunken Unicorn (736 Ponce de Leon Avenue) where doors open at 8:30pm and the cover is $10.