Poto Festival dedicated to modern art | TheUnion.com

Poto Festival dedicated to modern art

A dozen or so artists working in music, poetry, painting, film and video will try to create more dialogue across the boundaries of the different media during this week’s inaugural Poto Festival.

The visiting artists are from the Bay Area, Hawaii, Illinois and San Diego and will appear at the Kissler Ranch in Grass Valley.

That’s according to Erik Ulman, who with former Grass Valley resident Marcia Scott, organized the week-long festival with a 6 p.m. public performance Saturday. Ulman and Scott, who met while attending University of California-San Diego, are now from the Bay Area.

“What makes this festival different is the intimacy,” Ulman said Monday. “We’re dedicated to modern art and modern music, experimental art and trying to also make new kinds of connections between more experimental practices and its roots and to create a forum where we can introduce the public to new kinds of experiences.”

The festival’s name is an illusion to the film, “Poto and Cabengo,” about two little girls who invented their own language, Ulman added.

Saturday’s admission is on a sliding fee of $5Ð15. The Kissler Ranch is at 15108 Auburn Road. Call 274-7358 or check the web at http://www.potoinc.org for more information about the Poto Festival.

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