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Coffeehouse event scheduled

The Diversity Learning Community and The Riverbend Review will host The Coffeehouse event on May 7, 2015, at Joe s Place on the main campus of Henderson Community College from 4 to 6 PM. The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The guest speakers are artist Sean Wallace and writer Margaret McMullan. The music entertainment is by Jake Tapley from the band Go Nuclear.

Sean Wallace is a Jamaican artist who has developed a stunning new artistry through the use of old barbed wire. Blending the concepts of strength, softness and beauty, the unique use of barbed wire to fashion art in both two and three dimensions is a dynamic and dramatic use of this medium. This original, hand-crafted barbed wire art is one of a kind. Each piece is created by the artist, meticulously hand-crafted and then signed in wire. The use of old barbed wire to create elegant and beautiful designs, portraits, logos, names, signature pieces and sculptures is both unique and amazing. In addition to his barbed wire art, Sean also offers original paintings, murals and barbed wire sculptures. Artistry, attention to detail, and creativity are evident in all of his work.

Margaret McMullan is the author of six award-winning novels including In My Mother's House, How I Found the Strong, When I Crossed No-Bob and Sources of Light, which was nominated for the National Book Award. Her books have won Parents' Choice awards, honors from the School Library Journal, the American Library Association, and Booklist. She received a Fulbright to research and teach at the University of P cs in Hungary, and she is the National Author Winner of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. Margaret currently holds the Melvin Peterson Endowed Chair in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana and serves as a Faculty Mentor at the Stony Brook Southampton Low-residency MFA Program. Her anthology of essays by women writing about their fathers called Every Father's Daughter, with an introduction by Phillip Lopate, is out Spring 2015. Margaret received a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in literature to complete Aftermath Lounge, a novel-in-stories about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, which is out in Spring 2015. Her books will be available for sale during the coffeehouse event.

Jake Tapley represents Go Nuclear, a five-piece Americana band from Evansville, Indiana, dedicated to creating their own brand of rock and roll. Their songs often take the form of vignettes - snapshots depicting the human condition. Influenced heavily by alternative country, folk, and indie rock, they seek to contribute to the ongoing landscape of American music, and in doing so, branch out from their roots. For more information go to or

The Coffeehouse series is created to foster diversity and arts on HCC campus and in the local community. For information about the event, please contact Lilia Joy at or Bill Dixon at 270.831.9650270.831.9650.

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