Planetarium to Host Critically Acclaimed Artist

Author, artist and poet Steven Schroeder will use Truman’s planetarium to present a special selection of poetry and paintings.

Schroeder describes himself as “a poet and visual artist who has spent many years moonlighting as a philosophy professor.” Often his works focus on emptiness, an ongoing investigation of what’s not present and the use of a single image. All of Schroeder’s art asks the audience to be contributors and creators, leaving more than the art originally contained.

Both an accomplished artist and author, Schroeder’s works include: “What’s Love Got To Do With It? A City Out of Thin Air,” a collection of eight public lectures he has given on a variety of topics and authors; paintings and visuals for Jonas Zdany’s book of poetry “Red Stones”; and his own book of lyric poetry “the moon, not the finger, pointing.” Schroeder’s visit to Truman is part of the English and Linguistic’s “For•Words” series. This event is free and open to the public, and will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Del & Norma Robison Planetarium.

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