Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Salon Solo: Painter Naomi Goldie Wasserman

International Women Artists' Salon is pleased to present painter Naomi Goldie Wasserman, whose work is featured on The New York Optimist.

In Progress

Painter Naomi Goldie was born in 1973 on one of America’s most famous communes, “The Farm”, and spent her childhood years surrounded by artists and musicians. From an early age, Naomi immersed herself in making art. In 1980, when the family moved to rural New Hampshire, to run their own organic produce farm, Naomi’s grandmother took her to Concord, to her first formal art classes at the Currier Gallery of Art.

Naomi’s artistic talent, evident in the local schools as well, prompted a wave of encouragement to continue in art school. Instead, 15-year old Naomi moved to New York City. Living in the vibrant melting pot of the Lower East Side in the late 1980’s, Naomi was entranced and amazed by street art everywhere and dreamed of capturing the technicolor city life around her. She developed a strong technique she describes as “Urban Impressionism”—stylistic cityscapes which reflect that vivid dream! While continuing her non-traditional art education in New York and, later, at The River Gallery School, a small visual art school in southern Vermont, Naomi raised her two children in New York and Brattleboro. After painting in oils for 15 years, and raising her children for the better part of 20 years, Naomi is loving the ability to bring her art to the place where it all started and where it needs to be seen!
Naomi Goldie’s work is in collections around the United States and internationally. Her painting, now appearing in art shows in Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs, is gaining popularity and a loyal following of collectors.

Most nice days, Naomi can be found painting and selling her work, as a popular NY street artist. Naomi teaches one on one art instruction and is available for commissioned art and custom fresco murals. She is also seeking interested dealers/galleries for representation.


Born on "The Farm" and nurtured in rural communities, including my family’s organic produce farm in New Hampshire, I moved to New York City when I was 15-years old. On the Lower East Side, I was entranced and amazed by street art everywhere and the vibrant melting pot I was in. I submerged myself in this culture and emerged with a painting technique I call “urban impression-ism”. Using this technique, I am able to capture the “Technicolor” cityscapes that I vividly dreamed of painting as a young woman arriving in New York, experiencing the city for the first time. At any given time I can be found in one of many locations, on the streets of NYC painting and selling my artwork.


facebook: https://www.facebook.com/naomigw?fref=ts

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - August 23, 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, 23 August 2014 ~ Host: Christina Liu

Showcase Theme: Feminism and Artistic Expression

Historical Woman Artist Honoree: Artemisia Gentileschi (Born July 8th 1593, Died 1653)

Artemisia Gentileschi was the most important woman painter of Early Modern Europe by virtue of the excellence of her work, the originality of her treatment of traditional subjects, and the number of her paintings that have survived (though only thirty-four of a much larger corpus remain, many of them only recently attributed to her rather than to her male contemporaries). She was both praised and disdained by contemporary critical opinion, recognized as having genius, yet seen as monstrous because she was a woman exercising a creative talent thought to be exclusively male. Since then, in the words of Mary D. Garrard, she "has suffered a scholarly neglect that is almost unthinkable for an artist of her caliber." There has recently been a movie made about Gentileschi called Artemisia, which has been widely criticized for its biographical and historical inaccuracy.


Video: Evelin Stermitz
Evelin will talk about her video art pieces and media works in context of art and feminism. She will show excperpts of her works and further introduce the project ArtFem.TV.

Evelin Stermitz, M.A., M.Phil., studied Media and New Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and holds the degree in Philosophy from Media Studies. Her works in the field of media and new media art focus on post-structuralist feminist art practices. In 2008 she founded ArtFem.TV – Art and Feminism ITV (http://www.artfem.tv/) and received a Special Mention for the project at the IX Festival Internacional de la Imagen, VI Muestra Monográfica de Media Art, University of Caldas, Manizales, Colombia, in 2010. Her works have been exhibited and screened at various venues such as the MMoMA Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia / Vetlanda Museum, Sweden / Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City / Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina / PAN Palazzo delle Arti Napoli / CAM Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy / Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia / Fundació Joan Miró and CCCB Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain / Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, USA / MAC/VAL Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France / Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA / International Museum of Women, San Francisco, USA.

Literature: Sarah Gallina
Sarah will read a selection from her poetry writing: Creature of the Flesh; Nipple Kiss; He or She or Me

Sarah Gallina is a young visual artist/ writer living in Queens. After graduating from Colgate University last year, she delved into the world of theatre with the production of her first off-off-off Broadway play The Weight of Wishing. She has studied at The Atlantic Theatre Company, The Art Students League, and Pratt Institute. Since then, she’s found her artistic home in poetry and song lyrics.


Video Performance: Dayna Moses
INTERSECTION is a durational exploration of what lives in-between the internal and external space. Through repetitive movement, Dayna performs live with her-self on video to experiment with the gravity of time and space.
This work is conceived and performed by Dayna.

Dayna Moses is a NY-based video artist, filmmaker, and writer. Her video installations and films blur the perception of time and space. Moses’ work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions, screenings, and festivals in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel), Moscow (Russia), Massachusetts, Illinois, Wisconsin, and New York. During her residency in Jerusalem, Israel from 2009-10, she studied Israeli art through the WUJS Institute and exhibited videos, installations, and performances. She is the recipient of grants and awards including the the UW-Milwaukee Chancellor’s Graduate Student Award and the Ken Jacobs Cinema Scholarship from Binghamton University. She has an MFA in Performing Arts-Film/Video from UW-Milwaukee; BA in Cinema, and BA in English; Creative Writing from Binghamton University.


Theater: Ege Maltepe
TITS by Prof G – A Sociological Approach!
Turkish Prof Bade Gediklioglu, aka Prof G, has been in New York City for her research on the social importance of female breasts, she prefers to call them TITS! Now is the time for her lecture series in which she will uncover her studies as well as her own identity. TITS by Prof G is a lecture comedy written and performed by Ege Maltepe, a Turkish actress who studied acting under the guidance of Mike Nichols in New York City. The show has a pink ribbon on. Prof G will perform a self-exam during her lecture, to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Ege Maltepe is an actor, director, and playwright from Istanbul. She came to New York on Fulbright scholarship and received her MA in Acting as a student of Mike Nichols. Ege is the curator for theatrical matinees in West Village’s 31 year old Caffe Vivaldi, also the co-founder of Classical For All with her classical musician husband. Ege is currently performing her one woman show, TITS , in which she plays a Turkish professor researching the social importance of breasts. As an educator Ege Maltepe is coaching improvisational workshops in New York and Istanbul. Her classes are open to both actors and non-actors, next workshop starts in September.

Catch Prof G's next lecture on August 26th 8pm at Producers Club (358 W 44th St) and August 27th 8pm at Peoples Improv Theater (123 E 24th St)

Personal website/blog:http://www.egemaltepe.com/
About Spolin Improvisation: http://www.spolinist.com/
About #classical4all : http://www.classicalforall.com

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

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

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Salon Solo: Painter Natia Tsiklauri

International Women Artists' Salon is pleased to present painter, Natia Tsiklauri, whose works are on display at Producers' Club from July 22 to August 10th. 

Muses, oil on canvas,
24 x 20 in (60 x 50 cm), 2009

Natia Tsiklauri is a female artist born in 1962 from Tbilisi, Georgia. Art has been Natia’s lifetime passion and has always been the driving force in her endeavors. Natia has never been reluctant to experiment in her works. In different periods of her artist career she focused on different themes. In her recent paintings Natia intensively referred to metaphysical aspects of human life and existence in urban setting. The idea of exploration of the city environment is vividly expressed in her artwork.

Untitled, 28 x 20 in (70 x 50 cm),
oil oin canvas, 2012

In November 2011 Natia had a solo exhibit of her works in her hometown Tbilisi. The event was very successful and inspired the artist to look for further development and learning experience.

Untitled, oil on canvas,
20 x 15 in (50 x 40 cm), 2012

Producers’ Club, 358 W 44th St in New York

Directions: http://www.mapquest.com/#ca61a7f06a5d47107ab89b88

Salon Solo is a three-week solo exhibition of visual art of Salon members from around the world.

Untitled, oil on canvas,
24 x 20 in (60 x 50 cm), 2013

The International Women Artists' Salon extends a huge THANK YOU to Producers' Club for supporting such events.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - July 19th 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, 19 July 2014 ~ Host: Heidi Russell


Historical Woman Artist Honorees:

Americans Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) and her partner Alice Toklas (1877-1967), both writers and art patrons, who hosted an international group of artists and intellectuals in their literary salons in Paris.

Film: Danielle Earle
Lover’s Game, trailer and clip from full-length feature
Lover's Game tells the story of Vincent and Annabella; a wealthy couple living in New York City. They want to have a child, but discover that children will never be a possibility. Soon, their ambitions of family has an effect on their marriage. One day, Annabella meets a painter named Gillian; a seductive, exotic lesbian painter, who changes her whole perspective on her future and her life with Vincent. www.loversgamefilm.com.www.facebook.com/loversgamefilm, www.twitter.com/loversgamefilm
Danielle is a 2 time award winning producer/director/writer of the critically acclaimed web series Brooklyn Is in Love. She is also a Writers Guild of America East member, and has made a name for herself after being featured in Curve Magazine, AfterEllen, Time Out, SheWired, Village Voice, Go Magazine, News 12 New Jersey "Spotlight New Jersey," and has recently screened at the Women's International Salon Film Festival this Summer. The upcoming LGBT feature film "Lover's Game," starring Crawford M. Collins, Miranda McCauley, and Blaine Pennington is set to be release this fall.

Music, Singer/Songwriter: Michelle Fury
Original Songs: Watch Your Step, The Further You Get, It's Everything
Michelle is a respected songwriter musician and of her generation. As a vocalist and writer she has produced a string of songs revealing the journey of her heart and the twists and turns of her creative spirit as it morphs from one phase of life through the next. As a songstress, she succeeds in paying homage to great musicians and notable songs. Her voice and creative sophistication make her the artist she is, enabling her to crossover a variety genres from rock and pop to jazz, Broadway and the standards. www.MichelleFury.com, On FB: Michelle Fury Fan Page, Reverbnation: Michelle Fury
Upcoming show: July 27 Otto's Shrunken Head 11PM, 538 E 14th St, Manhattan, NY 10009

Theater, Cabaret: Cailtin Lee Reid

Singing a selection from her show Lezzie with a Z, which will be performed this coming Friday night (July 25th) at 10pm, here at Dixon Place as part of the Hot Festival.
Lezzie with a Z brings back the creative team behind the hit musical "Lesbian Love Octagon" to expose the sapphic undertones of the musical theatre cannon. Caitlin Lee Reid stars in this queered cabaret featuring musical theatre classics and peppered with Reid's dry wit and own real life tales of being gay-married and gay-divorced by 27, breaking the lesbian glass ceiling of musical theatre, and learning to strap-on and sing out! www.lezziewithaz.com  
Caitlin was last seen starring in “Lesbian Love Octagon” by Kim Kressal and Will Larche. Caitlin performs regularly at LezCab, a musical theatre cabaret for queer women. A proud graduate of The University of Michigan. Favorite roles include: “The Rocky Horror Show” (Magenta), “Red Light Winter” (Christina), “Twelfth Night” (Viola). Accompanied by Music Director Will Larche

Will is a singer/songwriter whose one-man cabaret, “Bumps in The Bathroom,” has performed at The New York Theatre Barn, Earl Dax’s Pussy Faggot, and The Duplex. Will arranged and performs in “We Put The Spring In Springfield: The Music of The Simpsons” and wrote the score to “Bail Out The Musical”.

Literature, Spoken Word Poetry & Rap: Safiel Vonay
Selections from her oeuvre
Reformed Talent is a collaboration of artists that host art events in Queens and now expanding to Manhattan and Brooklyn. We work to revive, unite and expose all forms of art and bring people who love or are interested in art together. Safiel is a spoken word artist and rapper performing in the perspective of an angel. Ambition, passion and motivationally driven to wake up her audience through her aggressive performance style and wordplay. Safiel uses her emotional and spine chilling words to get a strong message across.

Upcoming event: July 26th in Queens New York. www.reformedtalent.com

Special cookie treats tonight donated by Alice Shaprio, Salonista in Atlanta www.minibroadwaybites.com/cookies.html

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, June 21, 2014

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - June 21 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, 21 June 2014 ~ Host: Candi Sterling

Historical Honorees: Women Poets throughout history

Poetry has often been an outlet and means of expression for women who often experienced constraints by society. One of the earliest women poets Sumangalamata expressed this sentiment through her poetry…

“A woman well set free! How free I am,
How wonderfully free, from kitchen drudgery.
Free from the harsh grip of hunger,
And from empty cooking pots,
Free too of that unscrupulous man,
The weaver of sunshades.
Calm now, and serene I am,
All lust and hatred purged.
To the shade of the spreading trees I go
And contemplate my happiness”

Literature – Free Verse Magazine of poetry and prose
with teaching apprentice Yasmine Lancaster and poets Sheila Nahomi, Tahara Lilly, Cheryl Brown

Poetry from the waiting rooms of New York City’s Probation Offices

Yasmine B. Lancaster - reading from Free Verse Volume 3 Magazine, ‘Called Rich and Lazy’

She will like to leave with a quote about the power of Art from Daisaku Ikeda The President of SGI, "Life is painful. It has thorns, like the stem of a rose. Culture and art are the roses that bloom on the stem. The flower is yourself, your humanity. Art is the liberation of the humanity inside yourself."

Sheila Nahomi – ‘Phantom of My Innocence’, is a reflection of Sheila trying to be the catcher in the rye, wanting to save that innocence she couldn't hold on to due to having to grow up and mature too quickly in such a violent and unkind environment.

Cheryl Brown – ‘My Father’s Ashes’ and ‘I’m Sorry’

Tahara Lilly – ‘How I Came to Be’ and ‘Fancy Doll’

Yasmine B. Lancaster is an emerging writer born in El Barrio east Harlem raised in the Bronx she considers herself a citizen of the world. Attending Graphic Communication Arts High-School to Study Creative writing .A Winner of The NAACP ACT-SO award for Poetry and Essay. After High-School she stopped writing and got heavily involved in activism creating an Amnesty International Award Winning News Letter. She stopped writing consistently until she began to practice Nichiren Buddhism with The SGI, since making that choice her writing and opportunities began to manifest. In 2011 she received a writing scholarship with Carolyn Butts African Voices 2012 she spoke at the SGI Artist for Peace Series performing a poem called Freedom Roll Call. In 2013 she was a part of the groundbreaking cheropoem Sidewalk Sisters that sold out to standing room audience for the 3 day run of the play. In 2014 she joined Free verse as a Poetry Apprentice. She will like to thank Heidi Russell and The International Woman Salon for this Opportunity.

Sheila Nahomi is 16 years old and currently lives in the Bronx borough. Sheila began writing at a young age, as well as doing Art, in order to cope with difficulties she was going through. Poetry soon became her heroin and she was loyal to it. Not too long ago Sheila found out about Free Verse and everything changed. She began writing again and found herself as well as some amazing lifetime friends such as Yasmine, who's helped her become a better poet.

Tahara Lilly was born and raised in the Bronx. She is currently in school for her GED. She joined Free Verse about 18 months ago. She works her way up to become a paid writing apprentice. She has been in the newspaper a few times. Now she is working on her first chap book, About (how I came to be).

Cheryl Brown was born and raised in the Bronx. She has one son name Dont'ye and a husband named Victor. 
She became involved with Free Verse when she saw Dave Johnson, the teacher of Free Verse, sitting at a table asking for poems. He was in the Office of Probation NeON, at 198 E.161st street. She never knew that Probation was involved with poetry and she was very impressed. Cheryl was at NeON because her son got in trouble with the law. She decided to volunteer her time at NeON and it also allowed her to be a part Free Verse. She has been a Free Verse Poet for two years now and in May of 2014, and was hired full time as a Probation Office Assistant.
“Free Verse has allowed me to express myself in ways I never could imagine. I never wrote poetry before and now I feel I am a true poet.”

Film – Luanda Farinha
Excerpt from ‘Pieces of Me’

Luanda Farinha is 33 years old and a movie lover. She received a BA in International Relations and did a post-grad in diplomacy and media in Spain. That is when she became a little more involved with media, and specially on following her dreams. During the last 6 years she has worked in a huge multinational company, went to film school, had her first short movie accepted in Cannes Festival. Last year she decide to leave everything behind and follow her dreams. After a short second film called 2 Minutes, her third film is a medium-length film, ‘Piece of Me’, which just went to Cannes 2014. Now her film company Monoeye Films, which she co-founded, is promoting it at festivals around the world. To learn more about the film, ‘Piece of Me’: https://m.facebook.com/pedacodemimofilme

Theater – Qurrat Ann Kadwani

Excerpt from, ’They Call me Q’, an Off-Broadway one-woman show
This award-winning play is the story of an Indian girl growing up in the Boogie Down Bronx who gracefully seeks balance between the cultural pressures brought forth by her traditional parents and wanting acceptance into her new culture. Along the journey, Qurrat Ann Kadwani transforms into 13 characters that have shaped her life including her parents, Caucasian teachers, Puerto Rican classmates, and African-American friends. Written and performed by Qurrat Ann Kadwani, THEY CALL ME Q speaks to the universal search for identity experienced by immigrants of all nationalities. Best Play - 2013 Maui Fringe Festival, Best Actress - Variations Theatre Group’s 2012 Harvest Theatre Festival, "A winning tale..." - The Village Voice, "A theatrical experience to remember..." - Broadway World, "Rewarding on a life-size scale..." - Stage Budd

Qurrat Ann Kadwani is the first female South Asian to have her solo show produced Off Broadway. Her one woman show They Call Me Q received the Best Actress Award at the Variations Theatre Group: Harvest Festival 2012 in NYC and Best Play Award at the Maui Fringe Festival 2013. To date, she has performed her solo play over 50 times. In December 2013, United Nations Unicef invited Ms. Kadwani to perform. Non-profit charity organizations have presented her solo play as benefit fundraisers. Colleges have invited Ms. Kadwani to perform her solo play as part of their diversity programming, alongside discussions and workshops on diversity. She has received an award by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center. http://qkadwani.com/theycallmeq/

Comedy – Affirmative Action
Improv, with comedians Milly Tamarez, Kimberly Young, Glorilis Tavarez, Dominique Nisperos, Tahlia Robinson, Tawn Lee, Tiara Francis

Affirmative Action sees the value of being the "other," and we use our differences to our and your advantage. Our wide variety of experiences with the white, straight, liberal elite fetishizing us makes for great improv and fun times. Sure, life isn't always about race, but when it is, Affirmative Action will be there. http://affirmativeaction.improvteams.com/

Milly Tamarez comes from the beautiful beaches of Miami, Florida. She is an aspiring comedian/administrative assistant who resides in Brooklyn. She currently studies at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and performs with two improv groups, Affirmative Action and No Safewords. However, her true passion lies in interpreting interviews with the great prophet Kanye West.
TWITTER: @Millyisabunai FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM: Milleh Tea TUMBLR: MirryTamalez

Kimberly Young is an American actress, comedian, and community activist. She graduated NYU for Musical Theatre. She founded the Movement Theatre Company to create opportunities for diverse performers and to reshape the image of peoples of color in the media. She has completed the Upright Citizens Brigade improv program and is currently continuing her studies with UCB's sketch program. Kimberly is one of the original members of No Safeword improv team and is a proud addition to Affirmative Action improv team. Kimberly has performed in Off Broadway theaters, short films, web-series, and has self produced many different media projects. For more information visit Thekimberlyyoung.com

Glorilis Tavarez…Glo is from Florida. Does improv with cool peeps.

Dominique Nisperos is a doctoral student in sociology who has been performing comedy since 2001. Her studies in politics greatly influence her comedic work.

Tahlia Robinson is "Straight Out of Charleston!", South Carolina where she is a company member of THEATRE 99. In New York City she is a UCB student, part of the improv indie team Affirmative Action, involved In sketch life, a great prop-maker, and producer of numerous parody songs - her favorites are about FOOD!

Tawn Lee is originally from Texas and now works in the tech industry in NYC. While she's corporate by day and making the man a lot of money, she's an improviser by night and is currently with Affirmative Action. Twitter/Instagram: Thinh_Tawn

Tiara Francis is a writer, actor, comedian and improviser living in New York City. She has studied improvisation and sketch at The Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC and performs with Affirmative Action improv around town. You can find her nerding out about everything from feminism to pop culture on Twitter, @tiarafrancis, and her blog, http://tjfrancis.tumblr.com/

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 founder Heidi Russell at heidi.womenartsalon@gmail.com.

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

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - May 22nd 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

Thursday, 22 May 2014 ~ Host: Nancy Faith Anello

Literature - Aimee Herman


Aimee Herman, a Brooklyn-based poet and performance artist will be untangling the knots of hair on the body through poetic narration. What is the language of hair housed on a body. If it could speak up, what might it say?

Aimee's poems are in Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books), in the full-length collection, to go without blinking (BlazeVOX books) and aimeeherman.wordpress.com

Dance - CocoMotion

Waaking dance piece

Dancer, choreographer, teacher and all around dance avide, Christina, aka Coco Motion began dancing at a young age, taking classes in ballet, jazz and African. This passion later continued as she went on to major in dance though out college. Currently, she is the assistant to Princess Lockeroo who teaches waacking classes at Broadway Dance Center in midtown Manhattan. Coco Motion recently won the Rep Your Style World of Dance competition in the waacking category.

Theater - Siobhan O'Loughlin

Excerpt from Natural Novice

Natural Novice is a solo show written and performed by Siobhan O'Loughlin, in which she tells tales of female body hair through her own perspective, as well as the perspective of 6 other women she's interviewed. "Charming."--nytheatre.com and "Hilarious."--MD Theatre guide. Currently performing at Paradise Factory through June 8th.

Siobhan O'Loughlin is a writer, performer, and activist from Salisbury, MD, whose solo shows have toured internationally. In NYC, she continues her life of performance art, puppetry, song stylings, storytelling, occupying Wall Street, writing endless theatrical musings on the backs of receipts, and working a thousand day jobs. www.siobhanoloughlin.com

Video - Aima Saint Hunon

« Oh LALA ! »

In the ancient time, the sacred was adorned by féminine forms and attributes. Nature and woman belonged to the magical world of wave and the force of life. The Lala are the 8 enchantresses of this world. They express the holiness of their bodies and their heart in the magic poems, performances and art work.

Aima becomes involved in the pursuit of forms and curves revealing a sensuality similar to her own inner being. Very touched by the expression of femininity, this artist leads us into a universe where women become goddesses, where erotism flirts with purity. Always in search of expression, Aima establishes a direct relationship between the sensuality of the world in which she evolves and that of her own body, staging them in a series of videos, and photos. www.aima-artiste.com

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 founder Heidi Russell at heidi.womenartsalon@gmail.com.

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

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - April 19th 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, 19 April 2014 ~ Host: Heidi Russell

Historical Woman Artist Honoree: Maya Deren (1917 – 1961), born Eleanora Derenkowskaia (Russian: Элеоно́ра Деренко́вская)

Maya Deren was one of the most important American experimental filmmakers and entrepreneurial promoters of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Deren was also a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer, writer and photographer, and collaborated with many artists and disciplines.

Deren was a key figure in the creation of a New American Cinema, highlighting personal, experimental, underground film. In 1986, the American Film Institute created the Maya Deren Award to honor independent filmmakers. Learn more about her life and work on the internet.

Video: Bridget Riversmith

Animation Reel 2007-2012, QuickTime movie 2 min 7 sec

Stories, vivid colors, archetypes and characters from the collective unconscious expressed in water-base pigments have helped find meaning and to untangle the rats’ nest of post-traumatic stress and reclaim a life disjointed by violence, institutionalization, and stigma.

Bridget Riversmith is a self-taught multimedia artist with a disability who lives in Duluth, Minnesota. She began showing her artwork publicly in 2002, and has since gone from rewiring lamps at Goodwill to exhibiting her award-winning art and animation around the world. She says, “I seek to inspire people in combining art and science to explore the world within and around them, to find solutions to all kinds of problems.” www.riversmithart.wordpress.com

Theater: Teresa Lotz

She Calls Me Firefly, excerpt – performed by Autumn Kioti, Michael Bauer, Kevin Hoffman

She Calls Me Firefly is a psychological drama that explores the effects our past traumas have on our present relationships by weaving together the lives of three characters who are all connected to the play's protagonist, Ken. Ken is a troubled young man who attempts to escape his life by running away from everything and everyone he knows -- finally having to face everything that he has been avoiding. Over the course of one night far from home in a random bar in Kentucky, Ken meets Freddie, a bartender, who watches Ken’s past unravel drink by drink. The ever-present memory of Ken’s mother Veronica impedes his ability to find joy and peace in his present, specifically with his new found love, Levi, a young artist. The play tackles addiction, childhood trauma, and mental illness!

Teresa Lotz is playwright, composer and lyricist/book-writer whose work includes She Calls Me Firefly, The Toucan Man (words), The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged (music), Smoke, Dick Whittington: an XMAS Panto for NYC, Grounded; an original One Act Musical. Bowling Green State University, B.M. Music Composition. New York University, M.F.A Musical Theatre Writing. www.teresalotz.com

Literature: Linda Gnat-Mullin

Kisses Out of the Blue

Kisses Out of the Blue offers 22 true stories that demonstrate the subtle nature of communication from various realities into our everyday lives. Here you will meet contentious poultry, star brothers, British aristocracy and more. Most of all, you will meet yourself in a new and exciting way!

Linda Gnat-Mullin is a Reiki Master and founder, Energetic Empowerment(R). In practice since 2001, she has helped many hundreds of clients discover their authentic selves and change their lives. Previously, she spent years in advertising, until a crisis jolted her into cleaning up massive karma. Kisses is part of this process! www.energeticempowerment.org

Performance Art - Autumn Kioti


This work-in-progress is part of a new collaboration between interdisciplinary performance artist Autumn Kioti, playwright Teresa Lotz, and poet/author Misha Nogha

Autumn Kioti’s interdisciplinary practice combines found object mask and puppet building, painting and illustration, etching and print-based work, folk arts, kinetic aerial art and performance, theatre, photography and written works.

Autumn has been a performer since childhood, and continues to appear on stage and screen as an actor and aerialist, often combining the two. She has performed in aerial/theatrical movement-based works throughout the world, from Jakarta, Indonesia to Madison Square Garden and New York Foundation for the Arts. www.autumnkioti.com

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Thank you to Dixon Place and staff, Maggie Cousins (logo), Teresa Lotz (IWAS Theme Song)