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The Salon is happy to bring its next Pop-Up to the Chipped Cup! Join us Friday, November 10th at 7:30pm to explore how the people who come before and after us impact our art and our lives. Chipped Cup food and drink will be available until 8pm.

Featured Artists:
Gloria Rosen--Actor/Playwright performing a selection from her one-woman show LISTEN...CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

GLORIA ROSEN (∫Playwright/Performer) is an award winning playwright and actor. Her solo show, Listen…Can You Hear Me Now?played to sold out houses at the United Solo Theatre Festival in NY, was awarded 2016 Best Autobiographical Script and had a United Solo Encore performance in 2017; was also awarded Best of Hollywood Fringe and played to sold out houses at The New York International Fringe Festival and the Jersey City Theatre Center. She has appeared in numerous plays by award winning playwright Duncan Pflaster, most recently Lights and Noise and Bees and Boys for the Red Fern and TOSOSTheatre Companies. She created the role of Emily in Hidden Beauty at the NY EstroGenius Festival; Bubby in Bubby’s Shadow at Planet Connections, and The Mother in the Indie Film – How to Break Up With Your Mother which has been screened at the following: Los Angeles Comedy Festival; LA Indie Music & Film Summit; The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival; New Film Makers NY Festival and numerous other venues. She also participates in the Effective Arts program as an actor - using improvisational techniques to aid in the training of clinical professionals in the field of organ donation. Gloria has performed at the Actors Studio; the Samuel French Festival; Manhattan Rep and in readings at Primary Stages. She can also be seen in numerous College Humor episodes. FB: Listen…Can You Hear Me Now?  gfr723@gmail.com 


MITCHELL SCOTT LEWIS has been a professional astrologer in New York City for more than two decades. His specialties include medical chart interpretations and financial astrology. Throughout the 90’s he worked on the floor of the New York Mercantile exchange as an astrological trader and market analyst. In “Living By Starlight”, his ongoing monthly newsletter, and in his lectures and numerous appearances on national radio and TV he has accurately predicted a number of world events, including 9/11, the unprecedented rise of oil prices in the 90's and early 2000's, the exact collapse of the housing market and the ‘08 stock market crash, which he precisely foretold within days of its occurrence more than a year in advance.

As a regular guest on Coast to Coast A.M. with George Noory, he appears several times a year to discuss astrological issues regarding the economy, politics, and the future of our society.

Mitchell lectures on astrology and the financial markets throughout the U.S., most recently at the NCGR National Conference in Baltimore February 2017.

He is the author of the Starlight Detective Agency books, an ongoing series featuring protagonist astrologer/detective David Lowell, published by Poisoned Pen Press. The books are based in New York City, and are available everywhere. The third novel in the series, Evil in the 1st House, has recently been released.


KRYSTLE COLLINS is a native of Louisiana, currently living and working in New York, NY.

A self-taught artist, her interest began at a young age and has been cultivated over the years.  Growing up in a small Southern church inspired her to capture the intimacy of the human figure.  Studying the emotion-filled faces, the slightest turn of a body, and even the careless placements of a hand, sparked her curiosity about the forms that surround us daily.

Her work explores the direct relation between the observation and interpretation  of love, pain, joy, power, melancholy, anxiety and stimulation. The subjects, often female, are portrayed in a light that embodies strength, with a sense of familiarity that allows the audience to connect.  Using bold lines, shapes and posture to depict her vision, Krystle’s work captures and appreciates the beauty in identifying  the outer expression of our inner nature.

A Big Thank You & Monday Screening

Thank you so much to everyone who came out last night! It's is so encouraging and energizing to be in a room full of such graciousness and generosity.  

If you are interested in Brian Yang's screening, which was announced last night, he can be reached at PRODUCTION@SNAKEHEADMOVIE.COM. Check out his website.

See you at our pop-up on November 10th at The Chipped Cup and our Winter Salon on January 25th!

Our next Salon!

Graphic Design by Alex Weinstock

Graphic Design by Alex Weinstock

Join us at our usual location in DUMBO, or RSVP to receive the location.

We will be featuring:

By Gerit Quealy and Illsutrated by Sumie Hasegawa-Collins

Gerit Quealy began her career as an actor, most notably in Ryan’s Hope on ABC & in Shakespeare onstage understudying Phoebe Cates at the Goodman Theater in Romeo & Juliet & herself in the title role opposite Robert Sean Leonard in New York. She turned to writing & research almost 25 years ago where she lit upon the Renaissance tenet of "Learning through Delight" which is the core of all her projects.
                  As a journalist, she’s covered everything from dollhouses, birdhouses, beauty, brownies, & brides, in outlets such as the New York TimesCountry LivingWoman's Day, NBC’s ...and an array of gardening magazines. She’s a passionate paleographer & just discovered, and published an academic article on, a handwritten letter from Philip Herbert, one of the brothers that the Shakespeare First Folio is dedicated to.

Sumie Hasegawa trained as a concert pianist — drawing was one of the few hobbies open to her, to keep her hands from harm. After recovering a prize in graphic design she moved from Japan to New York City where she eventually trained as a textile designer at FIT. While designing costumes for a roving Shakespeare production, her husband was performing, the flowers kept beckoning to her, prompting her to pick up the paint-brush once again. Ophelia’s garland speech led to a passion to paint all the plants in the canon!

Hank H. Kim, filmmaker
Hank H. Kim is the Creator, Writer & Co-Director of “Laying Low,” a half-hour dramedy pilot for a series chronicling the adventures of its protagonist, David Estrada, a thirtysomething Filipino-Chinese American, newly released from prison after serving 5 years for trafficking Meth and MDMA (Molly). Dave isn’t your typical small-time drug dealer; he was a Harvard Phi Beta Kappa on the partner track at one of Wall Street’s most prestigious corporate law firms before his life was derailed. “Laying Low” tracks Dave as he embarks on his 2nd chance in life, a life in which he is determined to be spiritually and emotionally invested. Each of the complex and colorful characters that truly represent the gamut of New Yorkers will serve to either contribute to Dave’s redemption or knock him off his path.

Mark Loewenstern, playwright
Mark Loewenstern is a three-time finalist for the Heideman Award and a winner of the Sam French OOB Festival among others. Plays: Parish Dunkeld, Carnality, One is the Road, The Bloomingdale Road, The Slightly Exaggerated True Story of Civic Virtue, The Nastiest Drink in the World. Films: 6 Love Stories (w. Alicia Witt), Holiday Rumble. He is currently researching a play about real-life 60-year old serial killer Dorothea Puente.

Jeffrey Greenberg, piano
Jeffrey Greenberg is a jazz pianist based in Reston, Virginia, near Washington, DC. While he has retired from a successful career as a neurological surgeon, music has always been his first love. During college he worked as a drummer on contract with Columbia records. He soon became devoted to piano and jazz standards, formed a band, and appeared in numerous public and private events around Washington. Recently, he has played at the prestigious Arena Stage in Washington DC, and performed and collaborated with national recording artist Rich McCready, member of the Missouri Music Hall of Fame and 2016 Josie award-winning Male Songwriter of the Year. He's also performed with the recording artist and jazz bassist David Finck, who worked extensively with Andre Previn noted jazz pianist and conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra for many years. Earlier, Jeffrey has enjoyed playing for Margaret Thatcher during her U.S. visit, and for George W. Bush, at the noted Manhattan Piano bar Arturo's, and at the 5-star Greenbriar Hotel in West Virginia. You may find him playing at the Tysons Galleria, a premiere shopping, dining, and entertainment venue in McLean VA, and in restaurants and cafes in the greater Washington DC area.

A historical reading from 1851 Sacramento by our very own Megan Cooper


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Join us for our August Pop-Up!

Did you know you could paint? Write a haiku?

Find the artist within you or explore new creative paths with us Sunday, August 27th 11:30am-1pm under the tent on Central Park's Great Hill (103rd St. entrance)

Our salons are free to attend but not free to put on--please consider giving a donation

Meet the Artists!

Kori Burkholder is a Certified Professional Life & Career Coach, artist and facilitator of Self-Discovery Creative workshops. As a Career Transition Coach, she works with mid-career professionals who want to transition into a new direction that’s more meaningful and rewarding. Kori has an extensive background in the creative/marketing/entertainment field and has transitioned careers many times over the last 20 years. Kori believes that work should be fun, fulfilling and rewarding. As an Inspirality workshop leader, she’s been bringing groups of people together since 2012 and has been helping each person take away some nugget of self-awareness, knowledge, or just plain joy. http://koriburkholder.com/

Caley Vickerman--The Guerilla Haiku Movement is a Creative Place-making/Public Art Experience that has traveled to over 60 cities nationwide since April 2011, joining communities in spontaneous interaction and dialogue through the succinct and powerful use of haiku.  Together over 13,000 participants have shared their stories across the country.  Actor, Educator, and Community Builder, Caley Vickerman, is the founder of Guerilla Haiku.  Her passion for experiential education, commitment to community arts programming, creativity and enthusiastic facilitation are key to the success of Guerilla Haiku’s programs.   http://www.ghm575.com/


Next up...

It's time for the Summer Salon, an evening joining together all disciplines of art - from different forms of music to design, humor, theatre and visual art. We are building a community open to all the arts--high-brow, low-brow, popular, classic, traditional, experimental, and everything in between--and committed to audiences' exploration and exposure to different viewpoints and experiences.

The Salon will be held July 27 at a loft in DUMBO at 7:00pm. Exact address will be private messaged to those who responded "yes" closer to the date of the event.


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Meet the Artists:

Sabrina Bianca Guillaume--Costume Designer: A Brooklyn girl to the core! Sabrina Bianca Guillaume was born, raised, and resides in Brooklyn, New York. From an early age she fantasized over costumes and fashion and its ability to tell a story. Working as a freelance costume designer for dance, theatre, and film in New York City, and wherever else her projects takes her. She has and continues to push the mark in working with fellow artists. She credits the beginning of her journey to be dressing in her Sunday best for church and designing costumes for her dance group as a teen.
     Learning the basics of sewing in her costuming class at Edward R. Murrow high school, she continued on in receiving her BA in English and Theatre Arts at CUNY John Jay (2014). Most recently she received her MFA in Theater, with a concentration in design and technical production from CUNY Brooklyn College (2017).
     Often working on world premieres of productions she lives for making ever costume rememberable. See Sabrina's work at www.SabrinaBianca.com

Olive B. Persimmon--Author, Speaker & Communcation Coach: Olive Persimmon is an author, speaker, writer and everyone's favorite celibate. Mostly, because there’s a very small number of publicly-outed accidental celibates (for a reason).  Her first book is called Unintentionally Celibate and She's currently working on her second book, The Coitus Chronicles. When she's not writing or speaking,  she teaches public speaking, comedic storytelling, and improv for communication. In her free time, she enjoys writing letters to friends and coming up with new speeches. You can learn more at olivepersimmon.com or by adding her on Facebook.

Chris Harcum --Playwright/Lead Actor for Elephant Run District's Martin Denton, Martin Denton: Chris Harcum is an award-winning actor, playwright, and Indie Theater Hall of Fame inductee. His solo play, “Green,” was published in the “Best of 2011 Collection” on Indie Theater Now.Since moving to New York City in 2002, over 20 of his works have been seen on NYC stages. His full-length plays include “Trading Lunches,” “Rabbit Island,” “Milk & Shelter,” “Instant Gratification,” and “The Devil in Ms. Spelvin.” Chris co-adapted and played the title role in a modern version of Moliere’s “The Hypochondriac.” He has performed in nearly 200 projects as an actor. As a solo performer, he has created and performed “American Gun Show,” “Some Kind of Pink Breakfast,” “Gotham Standards,” “Anhedonia Road,” “Mahamudra,” “The Preservationist,” “Things Your Don’t Know,” “Weight and Weightlessness,” and “American Badass (0r 12 Characters in Search of a National Identity),” which was published in the Plays and Playwrights 2009 anthology. Many of these pieces, along with his plays “Rabbit Island” and “We Haven’t Told Anyone About This,” are published on Indie Theater Now. Chris served as Managing Director for the League of Independent Theater for three years. He is the recipient of the Leading Lights of Independent Theater Award for his ongoing advocacy and support of Off Off Broadway. www.chrisharcum.com.

Vanisha Gould--Jazz Vocalist and Composer: Vanisha Gould has burst onto the New York Jazz scene and, with a voice reminiscent of Billie Holiday, has carved out a fierce reputation for thrilling audiences. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and finished her Professional Music Degree at Berklee College of Music. She moved to New York in 2015.  Listen in at https://soundcloud.com/vanishagould

Evan Nachimson--Vocalist: Evan Nachimson believes the power of the voice is not in how you sing, rather, what you say. Born in Baltimore, enlightened in Nashville, and toughened in New York, Evan Nachimson's music is all-American. Inspired by revolutionaries like Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Bob Marley, Evan Nachimson's music blends the honesty of folk, with the energy of rock and roll, and style of R&B. Find out more at https://www.evannachimsonmusic.com/




Our first Pop-Up Salon is tonight!

Join us at 7pm at The Brooklyn Workshop Gallery at 393 Hoyt St, Brooklyn and meet:

Signe Rudolphsen: Danish visual artist, musician, and designer based in New York. 

Luis D'Elias: Maker of original fusion music combining traditional South American rhythmns and contemporary jazz, rock and pop. 

Rebecca Leigh Silverman: craft bartender and historic culinary expert specializing in period hearthside cooking and libations. When not cooking in the past, she's a Brooklyn based bartender, trying odd old recipes out on her modern day customers and talking about the perfect Sazerac. She is on faculty at The Farm Cooking School, teaching hyper-seasonal cocktail making.

Our Host the Brooklyn Workshop Gallery is located on 393 Hoyt St, Brooklyn. The Gallery is accessible by the F & G trains--Carroll Gardens Station--and can be found near the corner of 3rd Ave. and Hoyt St.