PEOPLE ON PURPOSE conversation series
Join SRL and founder MamaSoul in conversation with creative, solopreneur, author, mother and overall boss who is living and working on purpose, THEMBISA MSHAKA!
Award winning advertising writer (BET Networks, "American Soul: Untold Story of Soul Train", "Black Girls Rock" BET Awards; SONY Music Entertainment, "Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" album), author (Put Your Dream First: Handle Your [Entertainment] Business), filmmaker (Skateboard, Skateboard), and voice actor ("I Am Ali", Muhammad Ali Center).
To close out the evening...a PEOPLE ON PURPOSE Soul Train dance party! It all begins after the talk concludes.
PEOPLE ON PURPOSE returns to La Maison d' Art, Saturday, Feb. 16, 4-6p.
POP Bites and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are available at www.srlnyc.com/events.
We "Fall in Love" & welcome the new season with another great music night and a twist of Poetry @ La Maison d'Art Private Gallery
We are welcoming singer VanessaDay who will share her original music with special guest poet, David Ellis.
Musicians: guitarist Yasu Sasaki, keyboardist Nick Cardoni, and percussionist Victoria Carter.
Complimentary wine bar. Suggested donation, $10
Support Local artists!!
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.
As part of Jazz Appreciation Month & our Birthday Tribute to great Jazz musicians, La Maison d'Art Gallery will present the 3rd Annual Tribute to DUKE ELLINGTON.
Elise Wood Quartet once again to pay homage to a legendary great Jazz musician - the one and only Duke Ellington!
Ian McDonalds, Piano
Harvie S, Bass
Elise Wood, flute & alto flute
Tony Hewitt, vocals
& Special guests
Suggested Donation: $15
Complimentary Wine bar and appetizers
Limited seating - join us promptly
Where else to celebrate his birthday than Harlem, where his music became so famous in the 20's. He defined that generation and gave it a sound.
Duke just happened to be there at the right time of the Harlem Renaissance and was the best at what he did. The Harlem Renaissance was led by intellectuals of every field and Duke was one of them.
Selecting from his repertoire -that is internationally heralded as one of the greatest in Jazz - the Quartet will play only his compositions. Each musician - a bandleader in his own right - will be featured in the one hour concert.
La Maison d'Art is honored to host a very special evening of Improvisations & Impressions of the Slave Songs by James Weidman and the Spiritual Impressions Ensemble.
James Weidman- piano, Ruth Naomi Floyd- vocals, Anthony Nelson- reeds, Harvie S - Bass, Steve Williams- Drums
The Slave Songs or Spirituals were a genre of music created by enslaved Black people during the turbulent period of the 19th century. This poignant music was both an expression of devotion to their God and an expressed longing for freedom from the state of bondage. These two concepts were not mutually exclusive. Just as in the scriptures, where God delivered the Israelites from Egypt-land and Daniel from the lion's den, surely this same God would deliver every man, woman and child from the inhuman servitude that existed in the south.
The Spirituals is music whose tones and rhythms range from the jubilant to the mournful from song to song. In the 20th century Black church, these songs were often included as part of devotional services that preceded the actual Sunday Service. They were often sung during communion and baptisms.
They were sung by choirs in arrangements by Black composers trained in the European classical music tradition. The musical testaments that evoke from these collections of songs serve as windows of not just an exclusive history of African-Americans but indeed, part of the shared history of all Americans.