Thursday, May 27, 2010

People came to look at art; they really did. May 5th, 2010, marked the debut exhibit by the International Women Artists' Salon, a cross-disciplinary group of women artists, at Lolita Bar on 266 Broome Street in NYC. The opening had people rubbing elbows, as a larger than expected crowd of 150 to 200 guests talked about the artwork and the importance of the Salon in fostering a dialogue among artists around the world.
Curated by Heather Young, and installed by Cornelia Jensen, the exhibition seamlessly integrated sculpture, photography, painting, and other mixed media. International Women Artists' Salon founder, Heidi Russell, has been the driving force behind what is now a global movement, with enough talent to bank on and goodwill to spend freely.
Having conceded the inaugural exhibition’s initial success, patrons will also be treated to performance art as well as video/film art and literary readings at Lolita Bar until the show closes at the end of June.
Many thanks to Katie Kutcher and her gracious staff at Lolita Bar for furthering our cause and keeping up the sprit. I hope they were remembered fondly when it was time to cash out!
This blog will continue to update all with information on the performance, film/video, and literature reading events, as well as special coverage of the women of International Women Artists' Salon.
Note: sculpture will not be on exhibition for the remainder of the show due to venue constraints, but can be viewed online.

Friday, May 21, 2010

last night's show

o.k., cats and dolls. i'm gonna need some help here. wasn't able to get out to last night's performance art show, so i'll need some good soul to whip up some insightful and informative commentary for the rest of us to drool over (i, for one, am hoping for a photo of the body painting).
i have a 17-year-old son on foreign exchange living in bangkok who seems to need round the clock strong-arming and threats from abroad to stay out of the red zone. the exchange students with smart parents have already been evacuated. child (A), though, is in love with a 25-year-old thai girl (did I mention he is 17?) and is pleading a strong case for the importance of love in times of war.
my hair is falling out, i am losing weight, my stomach hurts, i can't sleep....and yet....wouldn't it be cool to be a 17-year-old boy falling in love in another language? watching history being made through your bedroom window as you duck and cover? sneaking out to see your forbidden lover?
Am I a bad parent for giving him permission to stay?
Salon Sisters: please advise.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Hello Ladies,
Thanks for getting this thing up and running. I look forward to reading comments and starting an exchange of ideas from all over the world!


*Exhibition ONE graphic designed by Daniella Shachter

The inaugural showcase of

based in NYC

curated by salon member Heather Young, UK/Australia

May 5th - June 30th, 2010 at Lolita bar

Visual Artists:
 Paula Brett, Laura Cappachione, Barrie Cline, Maggie Cousins, Marge Doherty, Anastacia Drake, F & A, Crystal Gregory, Colleen Healy, Cornelia Jensen, Joan Katz, Valerie King, Wen Wen Lin, Kera MacKenzie, Marietta Fica, Ashley Middleton, Lee Ann Monat, Edie Nadelhaft, Judy Negron, Janet Restino, Heidi Russell, Sheryl Scott, Daniella Shachter, Caren Jo Shapiro, Rica Takashima, BJ Watkins

Guest visual artist and honoree:
Dorothy Krakauer

Performance Artists:
 Marge Doherty, Kelley Donovan, F & A, Sharine Mohamed, Janet Restino, Melissa Riker, BJ Watkins

Video/Film Artists:
Heba Amin, Paula Brett, Silvana D'Mikos, Christine Serchia, Kera MacKenzie, Sharine Mohamed, Tricia Sellmer

Literature Reading Artists:
Morgan Avery Sispoidis, Felice Cohen, Liz Gold, Janet Iacobuzio, Emily Johnson, Christa Krenek, Denise Linville, Ashley Roberts, Rose Santos-Cunningham

OPENING RECEPTION: May 5th, 2010, 6:00-9:00 pm

Lolita bar 266 Broome Street, between Allen and Orchard

Founder Heidi Russell personally invites you and yours
to peruse the engaging visual art being showcased
throughout the two months during the open hours of
Lolita, and attend the opening reception and
multi-discipline event evenings as noted below.


Exhibition Run: May 5th to June 30th, 2010

Press Preview: May 5th, 5-6 pm

Opening Reception: May 5th, 6-9 pm

Performance Art Evening: Thursday, May 20th, 7-9 pm

Video & Film Art Evening: Tuesday, June 8th, 7-9 pm

Literature Reading Evening: Wednesday, June 16th, 7-9 pm


Lolita bar has been supporting emerging artists by
providing exhibition space for eight of their nine years
of establishment. Lolita combines exhibition space within
their venue to generate an atmosphere for patrons that
encourages appreciation for art and open discourse about
creative expression. Lolita also hosts many special
events including live music, readings, and private parties
in their cozy eclectic lounge decor and private meeting
room in the basement area.

Lolita bar
266 Broome Street
between Allen & Orchard