Mikel Patrick Avery: PLAY

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Jazz drummer and Rebuild Foundation musician-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic performance style that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery constructs a stage play complete with props, objects, and dialogue- moving around from object to object, instrument to instrument.

Avery brings his creative practice into the environment, sharing his process with the audience and inviting them to break the fourth wall.

In February, Mikel will explore the many archival collections housed on the second floor of the Stony Island Arts Bank, including the Johnson Publishing Company Library.