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PEOPLE ON PURPOSE conversation series/Soul Train AfterParty
4:00 PM16:00

PEOPLE ON PURPOSE conversation series/Soul Train AfterParty


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

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Music & Poetry Night - VanessaDay & David Ellis
7:00 PM19:00

Music & Poetry Night - VanessaDay & David Ellis

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!!

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Contes et Histoires du Monde by Nidal Qannari (In French)
10:30 AM10:30

Contes et Histoires du Monde by Nidal Qannari (In French)

Contes et Histoire du Monde par Nidal Qannari (en français)

Venez écouter des histoires des quarte coins du monde. Certaines vous sembleront familières, d’autres inédites, mais chacune des histoires que vous entendrez vient du répertoire inépuisable des contes et légendes qui, de bouche à oreille, ont traversé les siècles.Venez partager cet héritage avec nous, et donner raison à cet adage : "les histoires se nichent là où les Hommes habitent, et se racontent là où les Hommes s’assoient". A partir de 5 ans. Ce spectacle sera donné en français. 

Conteur: Nidal Qannari - Nidal Qannari est un artiste conteur qui a remporté le grand prix de la Maison du Conte en France, et qui s’est produit sur les scènes des arts de la parole en France et à l’international (Canada, Ecosse, Haïti, Maroc…)

Nidal Qannari a consacré les dix dernières années à l’écriture de récits, la création et représentation de spectacles, et la direction d’ateliers artistiques. Il vit à présent à New York, et s’investit dans des projets qui mêlent les arts du récit, la vidéo et les outils numériques.


Come listen to stories from all around the world. Some stories will feel familiar, some will feel unheard-of, but every story you will hear comes from the rich repertoire of myths, legends and folk tales that has traveled over centuries from mouth to ears. Come and share this legacy with us, as  “stories lay where humans live, and are told where humans sit”. This show will be performed in French. Storyteller: Nidal Qannari

Nidal Qannari is an accomplished storyteller, awarded by the French Storytelling Center (la Maison du Conte), who has performed all around France, and toured in many international festivals (Canada, Scotland, Haiti, Morocco…). 

Writing stories, creating shows, performing and leading storytelling workshops has been his full time activity for the past 10 years. Nidal Qannari now lives in New York City, and works on projects that engage spoken storytelling through film and digital tools.

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Styles & Storytellers Vol. 1 - ARtist Talk/Spoken Words/Poetry/Music Night
6:00 PM18:00

Styles & Storytellers Vol. 1 - ARtist Talk/Spoken Words/Poetry/Music Night

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



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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. 


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