Erin Danna Photographs “El Raval” at Gratitude Cafe

at 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Gratitude Cafe BK

499 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Erin Kyle Danna (b. 1985) United States

Erin lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her project El Raval explores the ancient Barcelona barrio of the same name, today known as the city’s Chinatown neighborhood. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is held in several private collections.

She received a Patron Award at the Northern National Art Competition in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, juried by Linda Benedict-Jones, Curatorial Chair, Exhibitions & Curator of Photography at the Carnegie Museum of Art. She was recently selected to participate in PHotoEspaña’s Descubrimientos ’15 week in Madrid, Spain and was a finalist for the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers in the People, Culture & Daily Life category. Erin’s work has been published in magazines such as the New York Times Lens Blog, The Providence Journal, The Bay Magazine, and RISD XYZ.

01. Carrer
02. Banderes
03. Passejant
04. Pedres
05. Vidal
06. Carreró
07. Barri

Ultrachrome prints, $500 each

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http://www.erindanna.com/

Michael-David Gordon Quartet at the Inkwell Fri, July 10, 7:30-9:30

Michael-David Gordon
Michael-David Gordon

The Quartet offer jazz and pop  interpretations of Bacharach’s work from the late 50’s to the present. Singer/actor
Michael-David Gordon draws on his experience with the Temptations, the Irondale Ensemble Project, and as a featured vocalist with several NY groups. He has wowed crowds from NYC’s subway stations to St. Petersburg, Russia.

Michael-David Gordon, vocals; Logan Thomas, keyboards; Adam Armstrong, bass; and Hollis Headrick, drums.
Check out the video so you’ll know you HAVE to come to the Inkwell, 408 Rogers Ave between Sterling & Lefferts.

Try the Inkwell’s new expanded menu plus soul food selections, fine wines and beers.

Michael Vitale Trio: CD Release Party @Inkwell Fri, June 26

Web_MVTJoin us at the Inkwell Cafe, 408 Rogers Ave (betw Sterling & Lefferts)  from 7-9 on Friday, June 26, for the release of their new CD “En Route. ”

Seattle, Tokyo, and Zurich: Justin Wert, guitar; Yuka Tadano, bass; and Michael Vitali, drums: they hail from all corners of the globe.

The three met in numerous, often random musical situations – at Haitian gigs, playing acoustic Mexican music and, of course, jam sessions – but it wasn’t until Michael brought the trio together in early 2011 for a weekly residency at a low-key Upper West Side joint that he recognized their rare chemistry.  Playing in an oddly shaped room in an acoustic setting served them in developing a dynamic interplay.

While each member is a tasteful improviser, together they found a unique balance through their use of space. Their interaction is conversational and supportive, always fresh and spiced with elements of surprise and occasionally even humor. A true sense of trust has grown between them continuing to empower  their risk-taking creativity.

Over the years the MVT has adopted a long list of standards, often favoring the tunes less traveled and always in search of new and fresh approaches – using unexpected tempi or odd meters.
Their recent release, “En Route,” is a collaborative effort, featuring a mix of inspired originals and standards, as well as an intimate rendition of Scatterbrain by Radiohead.

Try the Inkwell’s new expanded menu plus soul food selections, fine wines and beers.

For more info: rina@plgarts.org

Friends of Otto Neals Opening Reception June 11th

A group show of Artists associated with The Dorsey’s Art Gallery and other friends of this great artist and teacher, coinciding with the Otto Neals retrospective at six galleries in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Dorsey’s, at 553 Rogers Ave., near Fenimore Street, is the oldest continuously-operated black-run art gallery in New York.

Join us for the opening reception @ Tugboat Tea – located at 546 Flatbush ave in Brooklyn. The reception is from 6-9pm.

 

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Artists included in this show:
1. F.Decues Bus Stop $750
2. Noel Hefele Midwood Brownstones $500
3. Dr. M. Green Quilt
4. Magnet- Sharneka Serenity
5. Joe Bell-Bey On Gossimer Wings $400
6. S. Kee Botica $300
7. Bowdwin Disc Bracelets NFS
8. T. Hull Calming your Emotion $250
9. P. Rusell Pastel $400
10. Alfonso Pastor Flowers
11. Bob Marvin Ricker Pond Rocks $300
12. Diane Collins Zena $200
13. Summer Bell Pastel
14. Annette Brown Pink Orchid $125
15. Sharneka Lady with Green Hat
16. Diane Collins
17. S. Kee City Swing $250
18. Anthony Smith In Front of Iron Gate
19. Roy Banfield $150
20. Diane Collins Waiting $150
21. Denzil Fredrick Douglass $150
22. Otto Neals NFS
23. Prince
24. Anthony All Flavors $300
25. Karl McIntosh $400
26. Karl McIntosh $400
27. Pat Paw Paw Confusion $400
28. Theogene Prayer $600
29. Karl McIntosh Romance $400
29. Akanbi Pounds Wedding Necklace $400
30. Sharneka
31. Foster Henry Dove $200

June 14, 1-3pm, at Parkside Plaza: h2f2 and Anne Dearth

The Second Sunday Series, sponsored by the Inkwell and PLG Arts, will have it’s second event on June 14th between 1 and 3pm. The concert will feature music by h2f2, an improv-based flute and piano duo, preceded by classical solos and duos performed by Anne Dearth and h2f2 member, Nicolas Handahl. The Second Sunday series is part of the Parkside Plaza programming.

Second Sundays in Summer is part of the regular programming at the new, public Parkside Plaza, corner of Parkside and Ocean avenues, where you’ll be greeted by flowers, trees, tables, and chairs.

Nicholas Handahl (h2f2, flute) is a conductor and flute player based in Brooklyn. he holds flute degrees from UW Eau Claire (Timothy Lane) in his native Wisco, and NYU Steinhardt (Robert Dick). Past engagements include conducting at the Luzerne Music Center in upstate NY, performing as soloist with the NYU symphony, and touring with Ijoa in Germany. as an improviser, Nic appears in the quartet “pretzel club” and in the duo “h2f2.” Upcoming engagements include conducting the rt9 string ensemble, a recital series back in the midwest, and attending the Atlantic Music Festival as a student conductor.

Allen Fogelsanger (h2f2, piano) is a composer, educator, consultant, computer programmer, improviser and accompanist specializing in music for dance. He teaches and accompanies at Purchase College, Marymount Manhattan College, New York University, ballet arts and freelance, and previously served as director of music for dance at Cornell University. He received a phD from Cornell in mathematics and is completing a MM degree in music technology at NYU. Fogelsanger’s music, alone and as part of dances, videos and installations, has been presented in the Americas, Europe and Australia.

Anne Dearth is a flutist and music teacher in New York City. She has appeared with Symphony Z, Contemporaneous, the W4 New Music Collective, the Open Music Ensemble, and with various NYU ensembles. She has participated in the Bang on a Can Marathon, the Tribeca New Music Festival, Iota Festival, and the Lower East Side Music Festival. Anne particularly enjoys working closely with composers and has premiered multiple works written expressly for her, most recently “Shame” for speaking alto flutist by Jesse Diener-Bennett. Hailing from Dearborn, MI, Anne studied with Amy Porter at the University of Michigan before coming to New York to study at NYU with Robert Dick.

Art Lillard Quartet @the Inkwell June 12, 7-9 pm

Art Lillard
Art Lillard

Drummer Art Lillard leads this jazz quartet, which includes Ron Jackson on guitar, Chris Bacas on sax, and Ralph Hamperian on acoustic bass. The group plays jazz standards, swing tunes, bossa novas,  blues, and  Lillard’s original compositions. The band’s extensive repertoire includes music by Rodgers, Ellington, Jobim, and many others.

See the group perform Friday, June 12, 7-9 pm, at the Inkwell Jazz Cafe, 408 Rogers Ave., between Sterling  and Lefferts. $5 suggested donation supports the performers and PLG Arts. Good food and drink are available.

Composer, arranger, bandleader, and drummer Art Lillard hails from Miami, where he studied music and played with the great jazz master Ira Sullivan. He holds a bachelor’s degree in composition and arranging from Berklee College of Music.

Art has three recordings on Summit Records: “Reasons to Be Thankful” and “Certain Relationships,” both featuring his nine-horn Heavenly Big Band, and “It’s Time,” featuring his trio/ quartet, the On Time Band. He also leads a seven-piece swing band, Blue Heaven.

Art has written hundreds of compositions and is often commissioned as an arranger. His works have been recorded by several other jazz artists.

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Spy Jazz@Inkwell Fri May 22

Northern SpyMichael Bates: Northern Spy

Take one listen to the joy and energy of this unpredictable band and you’re sure to get caught up in the excitement.  They’ll be playing at the Inkwell Jazz Cafe, 408 Rogers Ave between Sterling St & Lefferts Ave, on Friday, May 22, from 7-9 pm.

Northern Spy veers happily between wide-open jazz, the swing tradition and heavy grooves. Michael Bates on double bass, Michael  Blake on saxophone and Jeremy “Bean” Clemons on drums play with intensity and fire, manhandling the blues into unexpected musical
shapes.

Check the music before you come or after by clicking here.

$5 suggested donation supports the musicians and PLG Arts. Enjoy some great music and be part of the community at the Inkwell this Friday night. Craft beer, wine, and liquors available, plus good eats.

May 15th – Etchings by Richard Lubell – Tugboat Local Artist Series

Please join us for the latest opening at Tugboat Tea Company
546 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Friday, May 15th – 6-9pm

About the Artist:

Mr. Lubell is a widely collected printmaker who resides with his wife Selena on Rutland Road in our Lefferts Manor community. He specializes in the etching processes of aquatint and chine colee ( a rice paper collage). Over the past fifteen years he has worked at several printmaking studios in the New York City region, working with leading figures including, Bob Blackburn, Claudio Vaurez, Jan Carlisle, Michael Pelliteri, Laurie Ourlicht, and Vijay Kumar, amongst others.

The theme of this show at Tugboat focuses on scenes drawn from our neighborhood and the pageant of life around Prospect Park. Fourteen framed etchings will be displayed.

Our neighbors in Brooklyn walk, thrive, play, chat, and flirt among the ubiquitous brownstones and parkland of this unique urban village. Although we often can’t see their faces of his subjects, their gestures and movement reveal their universal joy and struggle

In addition to his etchings of the city and parks, Mr. Lubell is also well regarded for his portrayal of the sea, sailing and beaches, in a wide collection of editions drawn from the coasts of our Brooklyn shoreline.

Also, his etchings of Caribbean life are drawn from the Jamaican hillside country of his wife’s native land. The editions remind the viewer of a nostalgic time when life in the islands was simpler and working the fields was more honored.

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May 10, 1-3 pm, at Parkside Plaza: Michael-David Gordon Quartet

michael-david_gordonThe Michael-David Gordon Quartet initiates the Second Sundays in Summer, a series of  free performances sponsored by PLG Arts and the Inkwell Jazz Cafe. Concerts and performances in this series take place the second Sunday each month from May through September.

Second Sundays in Summer is part of the regular programming at the new, public Parkside Plaza, corner of Parkside and Ocean avenues, where you’ll be greeted by flowers, trees, tables, and chairs.

Michael-David Gordon explores pop, standards, and R&B, drawing on his experience singing with the Temptations and fronting his band at Dervish in Times Square. With music from Cee Lo Green to Duke Ellington to Bruno Mars to Otis Redding, his vibe is accessible, funky, swinging—and always fun!
Michael-David Gordon, vocals; Logan Thomas, piano; Pierre Morquart, bass; and Hollis Headrick, drums.

Jon Menges Quartet at Inkwell May 8, 7-9 pm

Jon Menges
Jon Menges

Jon Menges has arrived in New York, and it’s time to welcome this talented young trumpeter, composer, and arranger who delighted audiences in Chicago for many years.

We’re pleased to announce that this performance is part of the 16th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium Jazz Festival

Mixing fresh and lively takes on popular composers such as George Gershwin and Cole Porter with those of jazz masters such as Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter, the Jon Menges Quartet wins the hearts of audiences who like their music served up with style.

Presenting a large repertoire of classic jazz tunes and original works, the group can create smooth, romantic moods or get you on your feet with all styles of swing, Latin, and contemporary jazz.

Here’s the stellar lineup for the Jon Menges Quartet, which will be playing his arrangements:
Jon Menges–trumpet
Mike Fahie–trombone
Dave Ambrosio–bass
Robert Weiss–drums

For a sample of Jon Menges’s music: click here!

Please join us for an exciting evening when the Jon Menges Quartet performs at the Ink Well Cafe, 408 Rogers Ave, between Lefferts and Sterling.

Try the Inkwell’s new expanded menu plus soul food selections, fine wines and beers.

Your $5 donation supports the musicians and PLG Arts!

FOR MORE INFO: rina@plgarts.org

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