- monkeybottom collaborative
- Durham, NC
- located at 609 trent drive in the historic wild bull's pizza building, MoBo is home to three artists: joe galas, dianne freund and renee leverty. we host a variety of events: please follow our blog if you wish to be aware. We are happy to help others who wish to host their own events, public or private: see info below and please contact us for this. on FB: address below.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Time for more fun at MoBo!
doors six thirty pm
FREE DANCE LESSON seven to seven thirty (all levels: please join us for this)
cajammers seven thirty to eight thirty
MSA eight thirty until
suggested donation ten bucks for bands and space.
BYOB, and a dish to share if you wish.
* dancers: floor is terrazzo, please bring comfy footwear
The MSA Cajun Band is Matt Haney, Sara Ploense, Allin Cottrell, and Amy Davis. They've been playing together for 12 years, mostly for their own enjoyment, having played with a wide variety of musicians both inside and outside Louisiana over the last 30 years. Their repertoire of tunes and songs from musicians such as Joe Falcon, Dewey Balfa, Amade Breaux, and Bois Sec Ardoin features French vocals, Cajun Accordion, Rhythm guitar and fiddle.
Cajammers are an energetic, fun group of friends who adore playing for dancers. Please join us! We are
Joe Galas, Piano Accordion
Catherine Pratt Davis, Cajun Accordion
Tony Matthews, Guitar, mandolin
Elvis Latiolais, guitar
Mel Dejesus, bass
Heather Henry, Fiddle
Dianne Freund, Fiddle
Charlie Bartee, washboard
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Cajammers will play from about six thirty until about eight thirty.
A free dance lesson will be offered from six to six thirty for all levels.
BYOB, and a dish to share if you wish.
Suggested donation for band and space: ten bucks.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
I'm writing to invite you to participate in Durham’s second Pop Up Art Show andfundraiser in honor of The Scrap Exchange, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote creativity, environmental awareness, and community through reuse.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18TH 7PM-10/11 PM
(ARTISTS ARRIVE AT 4-5PM with work)
GENESIS OF THE PROJECT: The Scrap Exchange was forced to move out of their space on Foster St.after city inspectors condemned the Liberty Warehouse building. We want to help with the costs of relocating, and their ongoing capital campaign.Many local artists value The Scrap Exchange; this is an opportunity to give back by exhibiting a piece of art in the show and donating a portion of the sale.
HOW TO ENTER:
Print this email, fill out the consignment form at the bottom and bring it with you to:
Monkey Bottom Arts Collaborative
609 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27705
between 4-5 pm on Saturday, June 18th
( if that time will not work for you and you want to contribute please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange another date/time)
• You may exhibit only one work of art (if there is enough space available at 7pm, we will try to accommodate a second piece of work by artists who wish to show more than one piece.)
• Artists are responsible for pricing their own work (see consignment form below.)
• Upon receipt we will cut below the dotted line on your form and display the bottom half with your work so patrons know the artist, price, and other basic information.
• NOTE: Artwork should be ready to hang or display. Organizers will have pushpins on hand and reserve the right to select placement of art and hang work. If you have a pedestal for your work please bring it for use if needed.
•The reception/party will be from 7 – 10/11 PM on Saturday, June 18th
Bring Your Own Beverage and Snacks – There will have a table for food and beverages and some paper products will be provided. Come to network, show your work and have a great time in support of community, music and art! Thank you!
We want to let everyone know about the event and about your artwork.
The success of this sudden opportunity depends on getting the word out now: please support the effort by inviting bloggers, curators, collectors, journalists, family, friends and artists you know and others who will want to come and support the event.
There is no insurance for artwork on display and artists are responsible for drop off and pick up of artwork. We will make every effort to handle artwork with care and ensure no damages occur; however artists should participate knowing this is a community event and neither Monkey Bottom Arts Collaborative nor the organizers are responsible for your work. Unsold artwork left after 11 PM on Saturday June 18, 2011 will be left at your own risk and no guarantee can be made for pickup arrangements, although we will do our best to help you get your unsold work back to you.
An attendant will be available and on hand to make art sales. We are asking artists to donate 100%, 50%, or 25% of art sales to The Scrap Exchange. (Organizers and Monkey Bottom Arts Collaborative will not profit from any portion of sales or donations.)
WAIT, I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS:
Questions about the show:
Please email Adrian Schlesinger at email@example.com She will be checking her email daily and can be reached on evenings and weekends at (919) 448-5186.
Questions about the venue:
Dianne Freund firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks, once again. We are honored and thrilled by your support, and look forward to a very successful event – in honor of The Scrap Exchange and in celebration of art, community and fun. See you June 18th!
Adrian Schlesinger and Monkey Bottom
Pop Up Art Show II: Scrap Exchange Fundraiser
ART CONSIGNMENT FORM
Artist Name: __________________________________________________
Email: __________________________Phone: _______________________
Title of Work: _________________________________________________
Date of Work: ____________________________________________________
Retail Price of Work (in U.S. Currency): ___________________________________
MY DONATION AND COMMISSION: (choose one)
___ I will donate 100% to The Scrap Exchange
___ I request 50% of the purchase price of my work, and donate 50% to The Scrap Exchange
___ I request 25% of the purchase price of my work, and donate 50% to The Scrap Exchange
I have read and understand this entire agreement. I understand that artwork is displayed at my own risk and that neither MonkeyBottom Collaborative nor the organizers are responsible for my artwork before, during or after the event.
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Pop Up Art Show Scrap Exchange Fundraiser
ARTIST NAME: __________________________________________________
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
(please see "thanks for playing" posted feb 24 for info)
windmills hunkered in the field, bigger than i'd imagined. modern, utilitarian, obviously man-made: not wooden, creaky or romantic. there were many; i didn't count; one windmill won't make much energy so the whole field was planted with them. one could imagine a NIMBY situation, not one where folks were clamoring to have one in their fields. that's how that goes: the imagination is not close to the reality; it attaches meaning and dream and a story where there is a big noisy metallic hulking thing. now that is the past, and has once again entered the realm of fantasy. in truth, unless i'm referencing something that is now, right now, i'm verging on fantasy. i can tell you: the television is on mute; the american version of "the office" is playing; my husband reads "the new yorker" with his glasses on in low light, reflecting off the ceramic mug his forehead and arms. the cat, past middle age, clunks heavily down the stairs sounding like a child dragging a toy behind her.
legs only last so long: the joints are complicated, like the windmill parts they wear out, the tendons dry and strain, crack and tear and wither; the fluid gels, leaks, forms crystals; the space compresses and is not enough space to move bones through without grinding. those windmills will stop working smoothly after awhile: they will require repairs: oiling? resurfacing? screws will work loose, or the threads will rust together and disable adjustments. sitting in the field, uselessly spinning or not spinning, no energy being generated. waiting for dismemberment. a leg weighs about twenty pounds. a moose weighs about three hundred pounds full grown i'd guess, its legs comparatively smaller than ours, stalky almost spindly; again i speak about something i don't know. i doubt i've ever seen a moose: everything i read, everything i hear or do is all mixed together. i'm uncertain of it. it can't be trusted. in truth, the truth right here now: again the light, the magazine, the television, its images, the cup, the tea, the little swallowing noise.