Monday, April 15, 2013

Salon Radio April 15th - Art Boundaries Unlimited and Heather Archibald

Salon Radio April 15th, 2013

International Women Artists' Salon is thrilled to feature Art Boundaries Unlimited with founder Anita Gonzalez and ABU guest Susan Austad, presented by Candi Sterling.  Salon Solo {Radio} presents poet Heather Archibald.
Jenny Green hosts.

Tune in to listen live 9:00-9:55 pm 
Show archived and available for on-demand listening from April 11th on.

Art Boundaries Unlimited, Inc.
Anita Gonzalez, Susan Austad, Candi Sterling

Dedicated to fostering international exchange in the arts, Art Boundaries Unlimited Inc. presents and produces innovative, diverse, and often original arts projects in multi-cultural and global contexts.

Fulfilling their mission through art exhibitions, theatrical productions, and arts workshops, Art Boundaries Unlimited Inc. initiatives also include lectures, touring and outreach programs, international/cultural exchange programs, artist and scholar residencies, and research and publication projects.

With ongoing activities occurring in a variety of locales, Art Boundaries Unlimited Inc. uses their global positioning to extend the reach of international arts education and exchange by connecting to local, national and international communities. By using art as conduit for international experiences, activism and artist expression, the deep cultural scope of their work is ever-expanding.

The organization’s commitment to engage in collaborative initiatives that match their core principle of promoting national and international linkages in the arts is supported by a diverse collective of professionals that comprise Art Boundaries Unlimited Inc.’s board, staff, and affiliates.

A member and official recipient for Materials for the Arts, the ecologically-conscious organization supports reuse in qualifying projects by integrating their access to a wide range of donated materials, specifically allocated for creative activities happening in New York City.

Art Boundaries Unlimited Inc. is currently accepting proposals for collaborative projects and partnerships that align with their mission of international and cultural exchange in the arts. Contact candi (at) to learn more about this opportunity. Art Boundaries Unlimited Inc. is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization.


Anita Gonzalez
Anita Gonzalez is the Founder and Executive Director of Art Boundaries Unlimited Inc. She developed the organization in 2003 in the back woods of Wakulla, Florida as a way to bring international art to rural residents. Now the organization produces and presents international art and artists in NYC. As a director/writer/choreographer, Anita’s work has appeared on PBS television and at Lincoln Center Out-of Doors, Dance Theater Workshop, Dixon Place and other venues. Theatrical plays and musicals that she has authored include Liverpool Trading <->New York, Le Hot Blu, , and Ybor City. Recent directing projects include Nobody, a play about Bert Williams and George Walker by Richard Aellen (2011), two short plays for Manhattan Theatre Source’s Estrogenius Festival (2009/2010), and full productions of Blood Wedding (2009), The Promise Keeper (2008) and Tony Kushner’s The Illusion (2006).  Gonzalez was a founding member of the Urban Bush Women. The NEA, NYFA, and the Rockefeller Foundation have all funded her work. She has been awarded a residency at Rockefeller’s Bellagio Center (2003) and three Senior Scholar Fulbright grants.  Academic writings include two books Afro-Mexico: Dancing Between Myth and Reality (2010) and Jarocho’s Soul (2005) and a co-edited volume Black Performance Theory. Learn more at

Susan Austad
Susan Austad, artist, was born in Minneapolis, MN, but grew up on the North Shore of Lake Superior. After joining the Peace Corps a she became immersed with work in the Peruvian Andes.  In the late 1970's-early '80s Austad created ambitious quilts. A large group of these were exhibited and at the Hudson River Museum, in New York and the E.C.T. Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Some found homes with well-known collectors, such as, Holly Solomon (Gallery), Agnes Gund (President of the Board of Directors of MoMA) and Bob Feldman (Gallery). Austad spent over 25 years developing curriculum for the Studio in a School.  With SIAS, she collaborated with the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.  She created and participated in teaching exhibitions over these years, some sponsored by Paine Webber and other major companies in New York City. She was included as a "Master Teacher" in the collaboration of SIAS with the Department of Education (N.Y.C.) in a project called "Blueprint for Teaching in the Arts." In 1998 Austad began studying in the Venice Program of New York University, and earned her MFA Degree in May 2000. Her pieces have been exhibited in Italy and in two university exhibits in the New York area ("Being" and "Stuck”).

Candi Sterling
A native of Montego Bay, Jamaica, Candi is currently based in New York, serving as secretary of the board for Art Boundaries Unlimited Inc. After spending her undergraduate years at SUNY New Paltz, she concluded that educational adventure with a B.A. in Journalism and Theatre. Fusing her eclectic collection of talents and interests, she soon launched her own communications consulting operation and has spent the past several years helping a multitude of clients tell their story and articulate their message. Her creative marketing/communications strategies are goal-oriented, aiming to help clients fulfill their unique aspirations. Today, she is known for being a writer, as well as a voiceover professional, on-camera spokes-model, and public speaker. She spent four years with Hudson Valley theatre company Passing the Torch Through the Arts as an actor, director and arts educator, and has performed at Arts Society of Kingston, Performing Arts of Woodstock, and the Howland Cultural Arts Center. She has also performed with Half Moon Theatre Company and was a news correspondent for Buzzine Magazine. A former Singularity University Teaching Fellow at NASA Ames Research Park in California, she facilitated the development of technology projects focused on alleviating the global water crisis. Learn more at


The next Art Boundaries Unlimited event is coming up at the Players Club - Friday, May 10th at 10pm!

In New York this May? Join your fellow Players and a group of animated actors for a presentation of excerpts from Shakespeare’s Tempest and Lewis Carroll's Hunting of the Snark in the library of the Players Club at Gramercy Park on Friday, May 10, 2013. This performance is open to the public and we invite you to come revel in the language of fantastical poetry!

Performance - 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Admission - Suggested donation of $20

Proceeds from this performance will benefit theatre students travelling to London to learn more about Shakespeare and his works.

There will be a Pre-Show Happy Hour 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (RSVP Required for Happy Hour)

Please indicate if you will be attending Happy Hour when you RSVP to koconnor16np (at)

About the Presentation

The Tempest, set on an abandoned island, is “the bard’s” last play. Prospero, with his servant Ariel, weaves magic and wrecks a ship that brings star-crossed lovers to their fates. In The Hunting of the Snark the Bellman takes the crew on a voyage to find a monster with the Butcher the Baker and a Beaver. A Banker and a Barrister who come along for the ride have nightmares. Finally the Baker finds his fear, sees a boojum and disappears.

For more information and to RSVP to the show, please contact producing artist Kelly O'Connor at koconnor16np (at)

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Art Connecting Spirit Through Dance:

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Salon Solo {Radio}
Heather Archibald

Heather Archibald migrated to New York from St. Kitts to study English at
Lehman College where she earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. She has taught English as an adjunct of various CUNY colleges (mainly Lehman
and City colleges) and currently teaches at Westchester Community
College.  Heather is also a poet.


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