In case you didn’t know or despite your desire to forget, today I wanted to tell you that you are beautiful.
No true celebration lasts one day. Think of the Fourth of July, think of a really great wedding. Think of seeing friends you thought were out of your life forever, come back. Come share the synchronicity as portland and new york collaborate in a popup art space ending October 26th.
This week at Here Now Pop Up Gallery there is an amazing roster of projects, visit their facebook for a complete list of the 35 artists putting up shows.
Join me and join our party midway through this mashup of makers hosted by Alexa Stark, Nathan Reimer, Galen Koch and Kendyll Gage-Ripa.
Poetry Readings: I lend my voice twice this week to Here Now, where I will be performing in a Stargazer Project this Friday the 18th, starting 8:30PM HEARTBEAT an installation of sound, textile sculpture and light.
NIGHT SWIMMING is this Sunday the 20th 4 – 8 PM
We finish up the weekend with a tea, hosted by me, in the garden until sunset. Yoginis will be there and so will open mats for yoga and meditation.
6:30PM we commence inside with video by sheishoneybrown. Tea will be served, please bring a cup, 4:00PM in the lovely First Street Green. The Nightswimming begins with readings. Definitely See below for your official invitation with info and links.
~positive, positive, love love here now
Please join Mariette Papic in welcoming her friends to Here Now (Nowhere), a collaborative space in the East Village. Starting in the First Street Green, come join our resident yoginis and yogis in a Goddess Tea; at 4PM Bring tea to share, or bring just a cup to receive. At 6:30 the readings begin inside. We officially go until 8PM exploring the seas inside our minds, and those of the larger world.
We’ll travel the waves of history and be back very early.
4-8 Sunday, October 20th.
Readings include Sandy Baby, recently published by the Brooklyn Arts Council and Radar Curatorial, in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. Margarita Manwelyan is the author of numerous blogs, essays and an upcoming novel. She has been featured in The Under 35 Project, spearheaded by Shambhala Publications. Derrick B Harden is a rapper, curator and provocateur whose upcoming releases are the result of his collaborations with Damon Dash. You can find Derrick using #vanityandpoison. Video Artist Tia Dunn has produced award-winning new media in music, fashion and documentary in London, Rome and New York. Justin Orvis Steimer is a painter and constant inspiration. Justin will be playing a mouth harp for this performance.
Video works by Tia Dunn.
Lighting by Kendyll Gage-Ripa
Goddess Reading: Margarita One Love
Kingdom Now Reading: Derrick B Harden
Night Swimming Text: Sandy Baby and The First Kiss, written and presented by Mariette Papic.
Music: Justin Orvis Steimer
Yogis: Emery Amadee and Friends
Here Now Pop-up Gallery 35 East 1st Street; close to 2nd Ave.
If you happen to like the color green, then you’re in luck. I’m doing a self-imposed 30 day photo challenge to post photos with the color green. I’m focused on life force and heart chakra; right now taking photos from my father’s garden a lot, since he’s away and I’m care taking. It’s an interesting thing, to grow something for someone you care about and appreciate. The green will take a turn soon for sure, with trips to the beach and maybe one to the community farm project of Arc 38. We’ll see what happens.
There’s a shrine in Flushing Meadows Park. The shrine is not full time, but it has been there for 43 years. Now, between the IRS and the city’s plans to develop Flushing Meadows Park, the shrine and its devotees seem at risk.
In the great, diverse city of New York, it seems a shame that even more public space will go into private hands, displacing picnics and soccer games and peaceful groups of both the mundane and the exotic.
More pictures from Our Lady of The Roses coming in the future. For now, a couple of snaps from the recent anniversary vigil.