Monday, August 31, 2009

Meeting Notes 8/29/09

Thanks to all who attended the August meeting, it was a fun time. We had a nice turnout, even though several Chensters are vacationing at this time. Our group keeps growing with new faces at each meeting! Gianni had a fun time with the Neyen kids.

I addressed the group with info from Sarah regarding "Hamilton For Rent." If anyone is interested in showing work in the vacant Holiday Inn windows at 9th and Hamilton, please contact Yodi or Sarah. We are planning on having art work there to be viewed during the Sept. 11th Bike Race.
Marilyn Hazleton announced that she is compiling the poetry from our Velocity Show and would like to post it here at the blog. Great idea!

I also mentioned that our group was invited to participate in the Halloween Event on 7th St. and that maybe we could coordinate a Fall Gallery Show. When Pete returns from Greece, we should start making plans and discussing options.

Next meeting is planned for Saturday Sept. 26th
If anyone has any announcements or thoughts please comment here.


Angie Villa
Photo of Funny Fish at House of Chen, by Gianni Villa

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Art N Soul Studios Event this Friday

On Friday, August 28th at 8pm prepare for disturbing fun from KONNIK. PushArt is proud to present one of its artists and a evening you will not soon forget.

This show is called "ScabLick" this is konnik's corrupt vision of traditional american tattoos.

SAVAGE tattoo Magazine will be in the house for exclusive coverage of this show. The show will be sponsered by Marani Vodka and VegasFuel. for complete details go to

Also - Art N Soul has launched PushArt. Pushart is a movement to help expose great art. PushArt is selling rare Limited Edition(signed & numbered) Gig posters from all over the world, Vinyl collectible toys, custom hats and original Art from PushArt's house Artists- Konnik, Adam Kuder and Mike Arehart. All of this great art stuff can be found in the Gallery of Art N Soul Studios.

PushArt will soon have its own webpage along with a new and improved art n soul website. For now go to

Monday, August 24, 2009

Artist Coach Available

Submitted by:
Gregory Coates

Personal, private, professional help for the visual artist, to achieve
successful growth change in your art.
A one-on-one support that gives confidence and understanding to
visual artist who are confused and alone and need clarity

New York artist Gregory Coates has over 20 years of professional Art-making
expertise, and has taught in 4 continents.
His empathy and expertise has resulted in success for many emerging artists.

email me
for appointment and rates.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Local Artist News

This show in Berlin features work by the talented Gregory Coates, who is based here in Allentown. Take a look:

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Urban Music Conference of the Lehigh Valley Coming this Fall

Local mover, shaker and happenings maker, Alfonso Todd, submitted some info about a new event coming this fall. Below are some basic details collected from the event website on how to register, participate, and get involved:

Application deadline Nov. 5 - event will be held Nov. 7.
Contacts: or

Network, conversate, and dine with actual professionals in the entertainment field. Gain that "one-on-one" experience and get the opportunity to make the lasting impression that can put you on the path to success.

Table space will be supplied so that hard/soft products can be brought to the event and sold or given away to the public/industry representatives. The space can, also, be used for autograph signings.

Each entertainer/group will be given 15-20 minutes to perform. The TALENT SHOWCASE will be observed by entertainment representatives/professionals and the general public.

Visit for more info and to view a registration application.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Brew Works Seeking Arts/Crafts Vendors for Event

Here are the details:

Come One Come All
Vendors Needed Call Today to Participate
Sunday, November 8, 2009
12:00 noon 4:00 pm
2 Full Floors of Exhibitors
$15.00 per table
Call 610.433.7777 ext. #25
The Allentown Brew Works, 812 West Hamilton St., Allentown, PA

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Word Wednesdays at the Allentown Brew Works

Here is a new and interesting event offered downtown at Allentown Brew Works for those poets, writers and musicians lurking among us.

Sent by Yodi, one of the event coordinators:

A hot spot for the sweet lines of the Valley’s artistic to flow, touch and inspire.
Join us in SILK…
Poets, writers, musicians, the inspired and the inspirational, join us for Word Wednesdays, the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm. We’d love to include your poetic, literal, or lyrical talents in this evening of Words on Wednesdays.
For more information E-mail your hosts Kari Holmes at or Yodi Duane Vaden at

Allentown Tango Videos Now Online

Yodi shot two videos at Sharon Hillman's Tango in the Park event. Sharon taught dancing at the very scenic West Park over a series of weeks. Please check out the links below!

Allentown Tango in the Park I

Allentown Tango in the Park II

Studio Space Available in New Hope

From Joe K:

New Hope Arts Center
Reasonable Rates ~ In the heart of New Hopes' retail district ~ Juried selection process

The New Hope Arts Center is a non-profit, 10,000 sq. ft. facility in the heart of town, currently under renovation for occupancy beginning August 1, 2009. The center will offer artists and craftsmen an opportunity to lease studio space and sell their work directly to the public through a centralized art exhibition center. Information regarding New Hope Arts is available at

Participants will be offered space based on a juried selection process which will weigh factors including quality, creativity, variety, willingness of artist/craftsman to personally market and/or demonstrate their art during weekend open houses – and the overall value of their participation in establishing an active art community.

Private & shared studios are available: 3 spaces at 450-500 sq. ft. in main building opening on to canal, a separate 1500 sq. ft. building and a 2000 sq. ft. basement. Some opportunities exist for sweat equity to partially offset rent. Some (temporary)opportunities exist for storage/warehouse use.For application & information:Call 215-862-9606 or email

New Hope, Pennsylvania was recently named “the TOP SMALL TOWN ARTS DESTINATION IN AMERICA” by American Style Magazine. This honor was even more meaningful by achieving a higher ranking than such nationally recognized small town arts centers as Santa Fe, NM and Carmel, CA.