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Friday, Jan 9, Jazz @the Inkwell 7-9 pm

nickandcarol_smallNew York native Nick Moran holds a BFA in jazz performance from the City College of New York. Bandleader Moran fronts his own trio in venues such as the NY Bahá’i Center, the Brooklyn Museum and the Bar Next Door. Jazz Music writes: “His exceptional composing ability and fertile writer’s imagination are reflected in a playing style that is transparent in its articulation, logical, devoid of trite cliches.”

Carol Leven began her career in musical theater and has worked extensively in New York City for more than two decades. She has studied with some of the greatest vocal legends, including Sheila Jordan and Mark Murphy. Leven excels at writing fresh melodies and witty lyrics, plus producing innovative arrangements in a variety of genres, including Motown, the Great American Songbook, pop, blues and jazz standards. Listeners open their ears and minds to music that is vibrant, original, and intimate.
  “A wonderful talent and a fine singer,” said world-renowned vocalist Sheila Jordan of Carol Leven. She joins guitarist Nick Moran for a night of song, both standard and popular. They combine voice, percussion, 7-string guitar and live looping to create a sound that’s rich, surprising and fun.


Click here to sample some of Nick’s music and here for some of Carol’s. Enjoy!


Be sure to join us Friday, January 9, 7-9 pm, for an exciting evening of music when Nick & Carol perform at the

Ink Well Cafe
408 Rogers Ave
between Lefferts Ave and Sterling St.
Try the Inkwell’s new expanded menu plus soul food selections, fine wines and beers.

Your $5 donation supports the musicians and PLG Arts! Come and meet your neighbors, hear some fine music, and support the arts all at once.

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Repre LDN – – – > NYC @ Tugboat Tea Company – International Painters

November 11 – December 8 2014

Opening Party – Friday November 21, 6-9pm

Opening Hours.
Weekdays – 7am – 7pm
Weekends – 8am – 6pm

Tugboat Tea Company
546 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn
NY 11225

We are delighted to announce Repre Art Collective’s first international show, which will take place from the November 11 – December 8 2014 at the Tugboat Tea Company in Brooklyn, New York.

Repre is an art collective of 10 artists who share the common theme of representation. Their work ranges from the body to the landscape and each artist is concerned with not only depicting the real, but also exploring and pushing the boundaries of realism within their practice.

The Repre LDN – – -> NYC show will display new works from each artist. With the challenge of transporting work from London to New York, there is predominant theme of light work, including paintings on paper, photography and prints. This exhibition focuses on the shifts in the artist’s practices as each artist seeks to find refreshing ways to break down, reconstruct and represent the concept of the real. Through the use of fragmentation, found images, transformation and abstraction the artists begin a dialogue around the ideas of what representation means today.

Repre Art Collective has seen topics covered such as perception, temporality, celebrity, atmosphere, the body and the augmentation of images. The New York exhibition will provide an insight into these lines of enquiry.


Repre was founded in 2011 by Rebecca Molloy and in this time the artists have hosted a variety of events. This has included their debut exhibition at The Crypt Gallery, Trafalgar Square (2012), an experimental warehouse exhibition in Silwex Studios, Shoreditch (2013) as well as their most recent residency at the DegreeArt Gallery (2013). The artists are driven by the activity of peer support and have also put on critiques, panel discussions, life drawing classes, pecha kucha events and collaborations.

The Repre LDN – – -> NYC is curated by Noel Hefele and Bob Marvin

Exhibiting Artists

Julie Bennett
Natalia Davis
Nathaniel Fowles
Jemma Grundon
Noel Hefele
Amelia Humber
Rebecca Molloy
Louise Morgan
Andrew Newton
Patrick Simkins

High-resolution images are available upon request Contact:


Re-Enchanting the Ordinary | Photography by Yoshiko Mori

Yoshiko will be presenting photographs centered around Prospect Park

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday May 9th @ Tugboat Tea Company (546 Flatbush Ave)
Light refreshments will be served.

“Photography is a tool for me to find and capture an emotion in the “external world.” It is my emotion, clearly embedded in the landscape outside my skin—I leave part of me there when I take a photo as I take some of the scene with me.

I want to live aware of the world like this. I want to feel the constant wind for days, then no wind all day; a full moon so bright I squint my eyes—I strive to be open to the world in such a way that it can flow through me.

These moments exist anywhere during my walk within Prospect Park, but each moment is only that: a moment. Like dreams, these scenes are entirely unique and will never repeat. Every time when I witness those moments I dream, re-enchanting the ordinary.

I hope the viewer can visit these moments and in-between places in their imaginations, while bringing their own thoughts and experiences to this shared process of sense perception.”


LANDSCAPES, FROM TOP TO BOTTOM | Opening Reception November 14th

by Robert Marvin

Roots growing on rocks, by Bob Marvin

Please join us for the reception for a show of recent black and white landscape photographs by PLG Arts VP Bob Marvin. The show will run from November 7th through Thursday December 5th, as part of the PLG Arts Tugboat Local Artists series, which Bob curates. It will be at the Tugboat Tea Company, 546 Flatbush Avenue, between Lincoln Road and Beekman Place.

All of the 16 X 20 prints in this show are being exhibited for the first time and are images Bob has made in the past year in Brooklyn and southern Vermont. They emphasize form and texture in details of the landscape that might otherwise be overlooked. Bob uses traditional analog techniques for his landscape photography: mechanical cameras, mainly a Rolleiflex that has been my companion since his college days, medium format black and white film, and fiber-base silver gelatin photographic paper. He’s printed them all in his own darkroom.

The reception for this show will be on

Thursday, November 14th, from 6–9 PM.

Please join us, if you can. If you can’t make the reception, or just want a great cup of tea or coffee, Tugboat’s hours are Mon–Fri, 7 am–7 pm and Sat–Sun. 8 am–6 pm.

RSVP for the Reception on Facebook

NOV 1: Opening Reception for Group Show @ 65 Fenimore

Local Dorsey Gallery Artists curate a show of neighborhood artists at 65fen! Join us for the opening reception this Friday November 1st, from 6-9pm! RSVP on Facebook

Work by:

  • Pat Paw Paw
  • Purcell Geter
  • Sharalet Kee
  • Haywood Yaw Sambo Williams
  • Diane Grazzette Collins
  • Kierra Bradshaw
  • Alfonso Pastor
  • Okanbi Pounds
  • Robert Marvin
  • Karl McIntosh
  • Patricia Russell
  • Noel Hefele
  • Denzil Relisle
  • Anthony Smith
  • H. Foster
  • Otto Neals
  • Joseph Bell-Bey
  • Sally Sturman
  • Magnet McIntosh
  • Tabitha Theogene
  • Amaya Williams

Raul Pacheco Jr Opening Reception @ Tugboat Tea Company

Join us for the opening reception at Tugboat Tea Company!

Raul’s paintings look great! Vibrant and energetic!Raul Pacheco Jr Painting

Oct 17th 6-9pm.

Chicago-born Raul Pacheco spent his young adulthood in Miami Beach, where he was profoundly influenced by the city’s visual and aural energy. He creates both intimate and large-scale acrylic non-figurative paintings on canvas and birch panel that explore the interplay of texture, color, shape and field. His paintings are noted for their dynamism and poise. He also creates drawings on paper that distill, perhaps, the richness of his paintings into elegant and essential structures. He resides in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, where he is an active member of PLGArts and numerous other community-building organizations.

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Opening Reception Sept 19th – Sally Mara Sturman at Tugboat


Painting by Sally Mara Sturman“Weather Report from ….The Ocean, The Garden and The Fish Stand”

Join us for the opening reception for the latest in our Local Artist series at Tugboat Tea Company.

From Sally:

I was born in the windy city and grew up in Connecticut. My art education began at age 5 or so with classes at the Wadsworth Atheneum drawing armor and such.

I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design, moved to Paris, then to NYC where I continue to paint, illustrate and generally survive as a working artist.

And I sling fish for Blue Moon at the NYC Greenmarket, latest source of my creative endeavors and amusement.

Here are some of my latest paintings, done over the last year in California, Upstate New York, and of course my studio in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

I hope you enjoy the views.

To purchase the paintings, please contact the artist:

To see more work:

Painting and ceramic commissions welcome!

Event on Facebook

PLG Arts Theater

Presents an evening of theater and spoken word performed by PLG artists and special guests

Saturday, August 17th at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:45 pm)

Inkwell Café
408 Rogers Ave, between Sterling and Lefferts


Excerpts from One Journey

Written and performed by Yadira de la Riva

The Next Time

Written by Cecilia Copeland

Performed by Laura Frenzer and Sean Kenin


Created and performed by Adam Boncz

Conversations between a woman and a man…


Written by Lily Padilla

Directed by Tegan Ritz McDuffie

Performed by Jessica Varley and Mike Turner

From the Moment (Excerpt from the film Ten-13)

Written by Carl Stillitano

Performed by Shane B. Kulman


Written by Kristoffer Diaz

Performed by Rebecca Martinez

Lost And…a choral exploration of losing one’s way

Written by Rebecca Martinez

Performed by Lauren Lublow, Lily Padilla & Rachel Casparian, & Rebecca Martinez

Walking Out

Written by Mfoniso Udofia

Directed by Emerie Snyder

Performed by Arie Bianca Thompson and Kurt Smith

“I wish I was Art”

Poetry written and performed by b.cooper



Painting Reception followed by a Jazz Vocalist Performance

Noel and Andrea
PLG ARTS is pleased to present a perfect summer evening of the Arts in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. We are presenting TWO events, minutes away from each other, all within the neighborhood.

Starting at 6pm, join us at Tugboat Tea Company (546 Flatbush Ave) for an opening reception featuring the landscape paintings of Noel Hefele. Noel paints familiar landscapes with an evocative brush stroke. Many of the paintings are of places a mere stones throw away from the art show. PLG Arts is collaborating with Tugboat Tea Company, a great local coffee shop, to curate a monthly Local Artist Series. For more information on this project check out our website.

Beginning at 8pm, Andrea Wolper Trio willperform at the Inkwell Cafe (408 Rogers Ave).Andrea is giant singer with an inventive, thrilling, appealing musical vision. With her long-time trio Michael Howell on guitar and Ken Filiano on bass, this singer/improviser/songwriter invites audiences to a spirited ride through terrain both familiar and full of surprises. PLG Arts is collaborating with the Inkwell Cafe to produce bi-monthly Jazz concerts, featuring a fabulous array of musical talent. For more information on this project check out our website.

We look forward to seeing you! No need for the subway—you can walk!


Are you on facebook? you can RSVP for the art opening here and the music performance here.