THe June Salon: Art + politics
Join us Wednesday, June 20th at 7:00pm
at The Artist Co-op (500 W. 52nd St. #3W)
The Salon is happy to bring its next Pop-Up to The Artist Co-op--a new co-working space just for artists where you will feel right at home.
At this month's Salon, meet three artists who fuse their art with their activism to make their voices heard.
Richard E. Pelzer II--Executive Producer of the short film 90 DAYS
A riveting story of love, integrity, and compassion, 90 DAYS explores a beautiful couple's relationship and their life-altering decision after ninety days of dating. Fueled with gripping performances by an extraordinary cast of actors led by Teyonah Parris and Nic Few, 90 DAYS is a groundbreaking cinematic piece of art that confronts the human experience of overcoming one of life's greatest perceived challenges.
Written by Nathan Hale Williams and directed by Williams and Jennia Fredrique Aponte, the film is entertaining, authentic and a visual masterpiece. Based on a true story, 90 DAYS is a film that will touch hearts while navigating the definition of ultimate compassion. Executive Producers: Jussie Smollett, Nathan Hale Williams, Richard E. Pelzer II & Sol Aponte.
Cheryl McCarron--Designer and Activist
Luis D'Elias--Contemporary South American Fusion Music, with Vocalist Raquel Quinones-Rivera
Right at the crossroads between Venezuelan folklore and contemporary music lays the soul of the Luis D’Elias Ensemble (LEDens for short). The New York based multi-cultural ensemble has dedicated its musical craft to developing a true blend of modern jazz harmonies, classical structures, rock and roll energy and Latin grooves, having South American and Venezuelan folklore as the melodic and rhythmic anchors of the ensemble’s repertoire. Founded in 2012 within the melting pot of Boston, the group is conformed by Venezuelan composer and guitarist Luis D’Elias; pianist and composer Evan Waaramaa; drummer and percussionist Brendan Pajak; and bassist P.J. Duffy, all hailing from the New England. The ensemble is also known to feature a wide range of guest musicians from around the world, being able to expand its color palette with horns, Latin percussion, strings and vocals. This blend of American and Venezuelan musicians is integral to the unique fusion of modern jazz, rock and pop idioms with folkloric South American rhythms.