Saturday, January 17, 2015

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - January 17, 2015






Dixon Place presents..."Salon Lounge at Dixon Place"

a monthly showcase of performance/literature/film-video by women

an International Women Artists’ Salon series




Saturday, 17 January 2015 ~ Host: Jenny Green




Film: Janet Restino
FULL MOON/PEACE POEM, a plea for rivers of peace to permeate all people, for reflection, a prayer for peace.

Janet wrote FULL MOON PEACE POEM in Aug 2001. Years later, it was recorded live at St. John’s Church in West Village by Pamela Timmins. It gets more urgent as years go by. She encourages you to share the message.

Janet says: I’m not much different than a bee making honey, a spider spinning a web. I mine the psyche and the spirit to make art. I’m just a vessel at times – keeping myself in tune to participate in the act of creation, which feels truly divine.

www.janetrestino.com




Theater: Flo Ankah
Excerpt from a new play, "Disco Love" with Ilinca Tuvene

Flo Ankah is an actress and filmmaker, also known as a chanteuse under the mononym Floanne. She founded Simple Production in 2006.

www.floankah.com

Ilinca Tuvene is an actress, stylist and production designer based in New York City.

http://ilinca-tuvene.squarespace.com




Literature: Barbara Kahn
CO-OP, written and performed by Barbara is about the displacement of artists and other low-income residents from the Lower East Side

Barbara Kahn is a multi-award winning playwright/director/actor/coach. Barbara’s plays have been produced in the U.S. and Europe. She has directed in NY, Paris, and the National Theatre. Since 1994, Theater for the New City has been her NYC theater home. With Terrence McNally, August Wilson and A.R. Gurney, she received the Torch of Hope Award. Her most recent production is Women of the Wind, a play about three of the women involved in the movie Gone with the Wind. Produced by Theater for the New City, February 5-22, 2015. 155 First Ave.

Res: 212-254-1109 or www.theaterforthenewcity.net

www.barbara-kahn.com




Comedy: Teresa DeGaetano

Teresa is a stand up comic based out of NYC. Her comedy is personal yet an honest observation of what life is like for a woman in today's society.

www.facebook.com/teresa.degaetano





International Women Artists’ Salon
is a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural global organization of women making art in the world today.


Music+Dance+Video+Film+Comedy+Theater+Writing+Visual Arts+Fashion+Architecture+Design+et al.


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Thank you to Dixon Place and staff, Maggie Cousins (logo), IWAS Volunteers  
   

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - December 20, 2014






Dixon Place presents...

"Salon Lounge at Dixon Place"

a monthly showcase of performance/literature/film-video by women

an International Women Artists’ Salon series




Saturday, 20 Saturday 2014 ~ Host: Carol Hollenbeck




Historical Woman Artist Honoree: Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179) German Medieval intellectual and artist

She wrote The Divine Works of a Simple Man, The Meritorious Life, sixty-five hymns, a miracle play, and a long treatise of nine books on the different natures of trees, plants, animals, birds, fish, minerals, and metals. From an early age, she claimed to have visions. When the Papacy supported these claims by the headmistress, her position as an important intellectual was galvanized. The visions became part of one of her seminal works in 1142, Scivias (Know the Ways of the Lord), which consists of thirty-five visions relating and illustrating the history of salvation.






Film: Maxi Cohen
Ladies Rooms Around the World, trailer

“I have been photographing in the ladies room for more than thirty years, from the Australian outback to Zambian discos, and videotaping since the late 1990s. This project is a celebration of women’s courage and beauty, meant to inspire self-expression and advocate for women’s rights. “

A Movement in Water, excerpt
“For more than the past fifteen years, I have been photographing and filming lush abstractions of water from Argentina to Zimbabwe, Bali to Bosnia to Botswana. A Movement in Water is an immersive traveling installation designed to shift your physiology and the way you look at water.”

Maxi Cohen is an artist and filmmaker. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Israel Museum, National Gallery of Canada and other museums and collection. Her films have played in movie theaters, film festivals and on television internationally.

www.maxicohenstudio.com




Theater: Rosina Fernhoff performing play by Carol Polcovar

Alice-The Conversion of Alice B Toklas

Alice B. Toklas is known only as the "wife" of the modernist writer Gertrude Stein. In The Conversion of Alice B. Toklas, it is Alice who takes Center Stage. At age 92 Alice looks over her life and whether to become a Catholic. We learn about her love for Gertrude, the truth about their relationship and how they, as Jews, survived Nazi occupied France.

Rosina Fernhoff is the recipient of an Obie for her performances in FASHION and GERANIUM HAT. She career has encompassed regional and international off-Broadway, feature and short films, and she has directed 2 solo plays. For thirty years she has been touring with Av Inlender's 4 solo plays written for her: Snow People, Shadows, Mrs. Davidson's Story and Jerusalem Story. She has a BFA in drama from Carnegie Mellon University, and studied with Lee Strassberg, George DiCenzo and Sabra Jones. In 2014 she was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Artistic Work from Carnival Girls Productions. She is a member of AEA ,SAG-AFTRA.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosina_Fernhoff

rosina297@aol.com

Carol Polcovar entered the literary world as a poet and publisher. Later she became a playwright and theatrical producer/ director as well. Her new venture is CandRwrite which offers marketing and publicity services. Ms. Polcovar is the founder and Artistic Director of New York City’s Fresh Fruit Festival.

www.facebook.com/carol.polcovar




Literature: Susan Sherman
Nirvana on Ninth Street, excerpt

Susan Sherman’s new work of short fiction NIRVANA ON NINTH STREET captures a time and place when revolutionary politics and arts grew among the Lower East Side’s deteriorating tenements.

Susan Sherman, poet, playwright, essayist, editor and co-founder of IKON magazine moved to the East Village in 1961 where she became part of its political and artistic activism. Nirvana on Ninth Street, captures that time and place. Her publications include, The Light That Puts an End to Dreams and the memoir: America’s Child.

www.susansherman.com




Performance Poetry: Chocolate Waters
excerpts from early work and latest book, The Woman Who Wouldn't Shake Hands

During the second wave of feminism, Chocolate Waters was one of the first openly lesbian poets and performance artists to gain widespread attention. She was also a founder of Big Mama Rag, Denver's radical feminist newspaper. She continues to evolve. "Chocolate Waters is one of this world's original creative story tellers, life observers, and proof that "the personal is political" can be told in a humorous, direct, thought provoking, singular manner that will stay in one's mind long after a Chocolate Waters individual performance." ~ Vicki McConnell, author of the Nyla Wade Lesbian mystery series

www.ChocolateWaters.com




Host: Carol Hollenbeck
Actress, author, and playwright Carol Hollenbeck has appeared on TV soap opera, in several off-broadway plays, and in several murder mysteries. She produced Hells Kitchen Short Film Festival, in which her short film THE LIFTERS was premiered. Carol founded the group HELLS KITCHEN WRITERS, which includes poets and novelists , and produce functions several times a year. Her book TRUE BLONDES, is about the trials and tribulations of what it means to be blonde, the myth surrounding the light haired goddesses. Carol’s play HOMETOWN PREMIER, which takes place in the sixties, tells the story of a young girl as she returns home from Hollywood for her hometown premier.

facebook.com/carolhollenbeck facebook.com/trueblondes





International Women Artists’ Salon
is a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural global organization of women making art in the world today.


Music+Dance+Video+Film+Comedy+Theater+Writing+Visual Arts+Fashion+Architecture+Design+et al.


Twitter: @womenartsalon
Facebook Fan Page: International Women Artists’ Salon

For more information about membership, collaborations, sponsorships contact: heidi.womenartsalon@gmail.com


Thank you to Dixon Place and staff, Maggie Cousins (logo), IWAS Volunteers

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - November 15, 2014




Dixon Place presents...

"Salon Lounge at Dixon Place"

a monthly showcase of performance/literature/film-video by women

an International Women Artists’ Salon series



Saturday, 15 November 2014 ~ Host: Dale Novella




Historical Woman Artist Honoree: Hannah Szenes (July 17, 1921 – November 7, 1944)

Hannah Szenes was a poet and playwright, writing both in Hungarian and Hebrew. She was one of 37 Jews from the area then-called "Palestine". Enlisted in the British Army, she parachuted into Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia during World War II to assist in the rescue of Hungarian Jews about to be transported to the German death camp at Auschwitz. Szenes was arrested at the Hungarian border, then imprisoned and tortured, but refused to reveal details of her mission. She was eventually tried and executed by firing squad. She is regarded as a national heroine in Israel, where her poetry is widely known.





Film: Poster Girl
“This film is a response to the cultural disconnect between veterans and civilians. I wanted to bridge that gap by showing the struggle and healing journey of one person. In this case, I was lucky to find Robynn Murray, whose voice is so powerful; I knew she could be a voice for the thousands of veterans struggling alone with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)." ~ Sara Nesson

Sara Nesson is a 2011 Academy Award nominated director and winner of the International Documentary Association (IDA) Best Documentary Short for POSTER GIRL. Sara is currently in development on her first narrative feature as well as other commercial and documentary projects. Sara continues to work with Veterans and is on the advisory board for Warrior Writers. She is the founder of Portrayal Films, based in Brooklyn, NY.

www.postergirlthemovie.com



Literature: Jennifer Pacanowski, poetry
"22 veterans a day kill themselves. To save them it falls on the community to help them transition and truly come home from the war and the military culture. I am Jenny Pacanowski, poet/public speaker/combat veteran. I feel it is my duty to advocate and discuss veterans' issues as well as speak the truth of my experiences." ~ Jenny Pacanowski

Jenny Pacanowski joined the Army in 2003 at age 23. She selected the M.O.S. of health care specialist/combat medic with plans to work in a hospital and to someday become a nurse. In 2004 Jenny was sent to Iraq. During the 11 and 1/2 months deployment she worked as a combat medic driving a military ambulance serving as first responder medical support for convoys in Iraq for the Army, Air force and Marines. She logged thousands of miles throughout Iraq such as Al- Asad, Tikrit, Mosel, Samarra and the Sunni triangle. In 2007, she was diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Jenny began writing again to process the many issues she was dealing with after war and found solace in training and fostering bullmastiffs. The following year, she attended an Artist/writing veterans retreat at Martha's Vineyard where she found peace in the other veterans' company and also a venue for her writing/spoken word. Her work is published in Remaking Sense, the After Action Review and the Warrior writers 4th anthology. Jenny loves to facilitate writing workshops for veterans and military family members to continue to inspire people to write and discuss the cost of war.

www.warriorwriters.org



Theater: Joanna Bowzer
Yellowjacekt, with performers Nelson Avidon (Dr. Alan Milllings), Peter Berube (Justin Little), Shelly Shenoy (Avery Millings), Nick Job (Joseph Millings) with intro by Shelly Shenoy

Yellowjacket is a new play by writer/director Joanna Bowzer. It follows a psychologist working with a war veteran who is on trial for committing murder while in a PTSD-triggered episode. As the verdict draws near, the doctor must battle his own demons while he works to help the soldier remember what might have caused him to commit the violent act.

www.facebook.com/pages/Yellowjacket

Joanna Bowzer is a NYC-based director, writer and producer. Her projects in film have been screened at over 30 film festivals and have won awards across the country. Her stage work has been produced in NYC, LA and Oklahoma City. She is very excited to have the following phenomenal actors bring the show to life at the IWAS Salon Lounge: Nelson Avidon, Peter Berube, Shelly Shenoy and Nicholas Job.



Music: Jade Zabric
Texas native singer/songwriter, Jade Zabric is an Air Force Vet and was Tops in Blue lead guitar player. She now lives New York City pursuing her music in the venues, streets and subways. Her lyrics include everything from life, death and war to love and optimism.

www.jadezabric.com

Dale Novella: Vulnerable with her lyrics…strong in her approach, Mutron Angel is a bona fide artist, musician, and lyricist seeking to uplift and inspire the world by sharing her experiences through spoken word.

This ‘soul sister’ describes her body of work as honest, sensitive and urgent. From performing at local open mic nights in tiny bars of South Carolina to performing at the Nuyorican, Katra Lounge and Free Candy in NYC. Mutron Angel continues to take the world by storm as an R&B, Pop and Soul lyricist. As she continues to build her musical empire Mutron Angel draws strength and inspiration from her mantra, “Love yourself for yourself because you can’t depend on others to make you happy.” In 2011, she began a production company called Royaltie Entertainment Company (The REC) that promotes a positivity through hiphop, soul, and poetic events.

Mutron Angel is currently working on a spoken word album, which will be released on The REC and can be seen performing as a spoken word artist in NYC. Check out some of her past performances at:

http://reverbnation.com/dalenovella and for more information visit: http://facebook.com/LoveTheREC.




Donations and pass-the-hat tonight will benefit Trauma and Resiliency Resources, to support their all female warrior camps.


www.traumaandresiliencyresources.org




International Women Artists’ Salon is a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural global organization of women making art in the world today.

Music+Dance+Video+Film+Comedy+Theater+Writing+Visual Arts+Fashion+Architecture+Design+et al.


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Thank you to Dixon Place and staff, Maggie Cousins (logo), IWAS Volunteers

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - October 18, 2014







Dixon Place presents...

"Salon Lounge at Dixon Place"

a monthly showcase of performance/literature/film-video by women

an International Women Artists’ Salon series



Saturday, 18 October 2014 ~ Host: Heidi Russell, founder




Historical Woman Artist Honoree: Helen Levitt (1913 – 2009)

Helen Levitt was a photographer, film editor and director known for her captivating portraits of New York urban life. Ms. Levitt was born in Brooklyn, New York, and pursued a career in photography, with some of her earlier images showcased by Fortune magazine and the Museum of Modern Art. She was known for her captures of children and urban street life and worked as a film director on over 25 films including documentaries like The Quiet One. She was also one of the first photographers to work with color. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Levitt






Film: Collaborative Media Productions
Promotional Video

Collaborative Media Productions has hired 12 female producers for their upcoming indie short THE KIDS MENU, written by Richard Vetere (The Writer's Afterlife), directed by Paul Borghese (Once Upon A Time In Brooklyn), and starring Vincent Pastore ( The Sopranos) & Nyle Lynn (Comedy Central).

www.collaborativemediaproductions.com


Nyle Lynn (Sag-Aftra, AEA) is the head of Collaborative Media Productions and has acting credits including everything from spoofs on Comedy Central, to dramatic leads at The Actor's Studio here in New York City. She has produced Off-Broadway shows, web-series, and short films. So with her BFA in drama, a minor in business admin and a knack for sales & advertising, starting a production company was the next logical adventure. www.nylelynn.com

Maayan Schneider is an Israeli-American film and stage actress, host and M.C., born in Jerusalem and living in New York City, where she studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse. She has performed on stage, among others, at the Abingdon and Kraine Theatres, in short films, and Web –Sitcoms. Her self-produced Web Series, "Maayan's Music Minute", celebrates independent music artists, and she co-created and co-hosted “Free & Cheap NYC” with Angela Church on WBAI Radio. www.maayanschneider.com


Literature: Carol Hollenbeck
Reading excerpt from her novel, True Blondes

Ms. Hollenbeck’s novel takes the reader on a journey from New York, Hollywood and Las Vegas, the characters two blondes Mandy, and Diane, of which only one will survive.

Actress, author, and playwright Carol Hollenbeck has appeared on TV soap opera, in several off-broadway plays, and in several murder mysteries. She produced Hells Kitchen Short Film Festival, in which her short film THE LIFTERS was premiered. Carol founded the group HELLS KITCHEN WRITERS, which includes poets and novelists , and produce functions several times a year. Her book TRUE BLONDES, is about the trials and tribulations of what it means to be blonde, the myth surrounding the light haired goddesses. Carol’s play HOMETOWN PREMIER, which takes place in the sixties, tells the story of a young girl as she returns home from Hollywood for her hometown premier. facebook.com/carolhollenbeck and facebook.com/trueblondes



Theater: Katherin O’Sullivan
Performing excerpt from her solo show, Music For Dogs

Janey Mac has got some bad news! She has come to the beach to record a farewell message to her brother and sister. Her legacy is both funny and unexpected.

Katherine is a New York based actor. She has appeared in many plays, including Antigone, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, Under Milk Wood, Footfalls, TheTinker’s Wedding, The CĂș Chulain Cycle, Nora's Bloke, Cell, The Holy Ground, The Beauty Queen of Leenane and Finnegan’s Farewell (Off- Broadway). Her film work includes Nettie in the award-winning indie horror feature I’ll Bury You Tomorrow, Leslie in The Blood Shed, and Aunt Idella in Gallery of Fear. You may also see her in Kinsey, The Emperor’s Club and Birdman.

www.katherineosullivan.com



Multi-Discpline: Estrogenius Festival
Estro at 15!

Can you believe EstroGenius is 15? Neither can we. But we are really excited about this year’s line-up of one-woman shows, short plays, dance, visual art and youth performances….now thru November 2nd!

Manhattan Theatre Source’s EstroGenius Festival, an annual celebration of female voices, is one of New York City’s largest women’s arts festivals. Founded by Fiona Jones in 2000, the festival debuted with a program of 10 short plays and music. Since then, it has grown into a multi-week event including short plays, solo shows, teen performances, visual art, and dance. In past years, we’ve also had stand-up comedy, live music, fundraisers for African girls’ education, and full-day networking events with panels and workshops. Almost completely volunteer run, the EstroGenius Festival has provided thousands of artists the chance to shine. We are committed to providing opportunities to female artists – in a variety of disciplines – ranging from the emerging to the seasoned professional. www.estrogenius.org




International Women Artists’ Salon is a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural global organization of women making art in the world today.


Music+Dance+Video+Film+Comedy+Theater+Writing+Visual Arts+Fashion+Architecture+Design+et al.

Twitter: @womenartsalon
Facebook Fan Page: International Women Artists’ Salon


For more information about membership, collaborations, sponsorships contact: heidi.womenartsalon@gmail.com


Thank you to Dixon Place and staff, Maggie Cousins (logo), IWAS Volunteers