The halls will be alive with the sound of music and soothsayers and art seekers and food eaters and the footsteps of dancers on bamboo floors. The Artasia building, 181 N Broadway, will host a benefit on Saturday April 16, 7 PM to 2 AM, to aid relief efforts in Japan.
JAM 4 JAPAN features live music by Ashland Slate, Jali Kunda, Loveall, and Nomad Soul, a silent auction, raffles, tarot card readings, and food from local restaurants & cafés. You can listen and dance to the bands in the Cuvée Champagne Lounge, see Asian art, crafts, buddhas, etc, in the Artasia Gallery & Museum, and contemplate PHOTOSCAPES, photography by Mark Baran, Steven Crossot, Art Elkon, Keith Knox, & Suzanne Rosenblatt in the latest guest show at Rosenblatt Gallery. I'll write more about this show in my next blog!
Crumple the calendar, toss it into recycle, it no longer suffices. Earth Day, Poetry Month, Gallery Night. Emails, iPhones. iPads, iPods. Texts, tweets. Forest fires, oil spills, mine collapses. Quakes, tsunamis, tornados. Rallies, revolutions. A moment of silence for the dead, a century of noise for the living. Noise. No-ise. No-ease. Everyone on the move. What's the next event?
For me it's the OPENING RECEPTION for PHOTOSCAPES, (PHOTO-ESCAPES?) featuring Mark Baran, Steven Crossot, Art Elkon, Keith Knox, & me, at ROSENBLATT GALLERY, 181 N. Broadway, Friday, APRIL 15, 6:30-10 PM. I travelled the world with a brownie for years, have since upgraded, and last October found myself snapping up the unexpected beauty of autumn in Harriman State Park (NY).
That's why I'm in a photography show for the first time. What's the next event?
I'm always aware of impermanence, never expect good things to last. I'm sure it didn't occur to me at the first Earth Poets performance in 1988 that we'd still be performing together in 2011. Every year I look backwards in amazement. I'm so delighted to be a member of the troupe that no matter what's happening in my life, I've never missed a performance.
This month is the 24th ANNUAL EARTH POETS & MUSICIANS PERFORMANCES, last performance tomorrow! Here are the details: