Join us this Friday, June 2nd, from 6-9PM for a special artist talk & reception at @lamaisondartny. Featuring special guest musicians & poets @meridianlights @quecee115 & @j_thegodis.
OPEN MIC opportunities for anyone who would like to step up as well and speak their truth. Bringing the concept of Styles & Storytellers to other creative mediums on this night is going to be special.
Special thanks to our sponsor SMART BEER @smartbeer for adding to the good vibes with New York's first and only organic beer.
Donations are welcome for poets and musicians
Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/styles-storytellers-vol-1-artist-talkspoken-wordspoetrymusic-night-tickets-34955182893
About Styles $ Storytellers Vol. 1 Exhibit through June 30, 2017
Styles & Storytellers is the first installment of a series of exhibits and artist talks created by artist J.T. Liss. 4 unique artists, 4 unique styles, 4 completely different stories about their lives and work. Featuring Marthalicia Matarrita (muralist, painter), Jeff Henriquez (Photorealist painter & muralist), Misha Tyutyunik (muralist, painter) & J.T. Liss (Photographic Artist), “Styles & Storytellers” focuses on the power that storytelling in art can have in changing our worldviews. Each artist is intentional in their work and in the message they want to convey. In this exhibit you will not hear any artist respond with “What do you think this piece is about?” In “Styles & Storytellers” you will be drawn in by the beauty of the work and sparked by a conversation that may change the way you see the world. For if a new thought can enter the mind, even for the briefest of moments, then change has a chance. Come join us and be part the conversation.
J.T. Liss (@JTLissPhotoArt)
J.T. Liss is an East Harlem based photographic artist, poet and educator. His work combines multiple layers, sometimes up to 31 different photographs merged together, to create hidden imagery and symbolism that reflect society, religion, love and the universe around and within us.
Jeff Henriquez (@jartista)
As a portrait artist of the mundane, I get my inspiration from the pedestrian icons you see every day walking around Brooklyn, Chinatown, Bronx or the lower east side of Manhattan, but which are often ignored by most people. Mail boxes, abandoned call boxes, and old pay phones are some of my favorites. I find the beauty in the “vandalism“, and bring these objects into focus to slow down time and make the viewer stop and exist quietly in the chaos of the marks left on them.
Marthalicia Matarrita (@marthalicia)
Matarrita Born and raised in Harlem, New York City. Marthalicia has many art disciplines such as drawing, sculpting, painting and creating large murals and is always expanding in new mediums. Current area of art dialogue is based on educating the harmony between animals and humans, in many unique presentations.
Misha Tyutyunik (@mdot_season)
Misha Tyutyunik aka Mdot is a Ukrainian born, prolific, painter, muralist, street artist and illustrator living and working out of Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of Pratt Institute, he has been making art his whole life. His murals shine on walls throughout the five boroughs, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Miami and Mexico, while his paintings and illustrations are in collections all over the world.