in us we gather to share, inspire and grow together!

Presenters for the evening are:
Vinny DePonto
Laura Lee Gulledge
Josh Hartley
Claribel Jolie Pichardo
Brenton Wolf

and a special guest!

BYOBeverage to share


  CLARIBEL JOLIE PICHARDO performing Transplant: own your Dirt, July 2015  


CLARIBEL JOLIE PICHARDO performing Transplant: own your Dirt, July 2015



More about the presenters:
Vinny DePonto:
"You want to believe every honey-coated word that comes from his mouth, even as he shows you why you cannont. His skill as simultaneous performer and mentalist are incomparable." NY Theater Review

Laura Lee Gulledge:
Laura Lee Gulledge is a critically acclaimed artist, author, educator, and Artner who lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. She has written and illustrated two young adult graphic novels: Page by Paige and Will & Whit, both published through Abrams Books. She strives to craft stories through words & images that are thought-provoking, funny, beautiful, and emotionally resonant.
Laura Lee is also an active teaching artist (MA Art Education), doing presentations and residencies across ten states to empower the next generation of storytellers. She is currently working on a NEW book of her favorite 24 Sketchbook Dares (Coming Fall 2017) as well as the development of Will & Whit into a DIY musical for teens with her team of Artners.

Josh Hartley:
Josh Hartley is a visual artist and designer who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Claribel Jolie Pichardo:
Performance Artist Claribel Jolie Pichardo was born and raised in NYC. Her artistic background is multi-faceted, drawing from visual art, performance and writing. An academically trained artist, Jolie describes her performance work as nomadic, using personal experiences to set the stage for spontaneous interactions with her live audience.

Brenton Wolf:
Arriving in New York City in 1995 from the wilderness of northern Minnesota I found an immediate connection with floral design. 
A place to shine, to cultivate a sensibility out of the natural wonders I grew up with. 
My training began with creative giants Robert Isabell and Renny Reynolds in the mid-1990's. Working with the genius of Robert Isabell was a particular special moment in time. A New York that no longer exsists. He gave me a unique perspective, endurance and in the big picture- always keep going to the very last minute everything comes together in the end. I am extremly grateful for the experience with him.
Careful consideration in selecting the vessel facilitates crafting beauty. Melding to the space naturally, creating flow, majesty and grace. 
Noted clients include Refinery 29, Silkstone, Martha Stewart, Estee Lauder, Trudie Styler, Beyonce, 50 Cent, CBS, Gucci, Bvlgari, Trump, Sean Combs, Armani, Dior, Marriott, Christy Turlington, Swaroski, SKII, Absolut, Unicef, Baume Mercier, 100 Lives, Ferrari, Mercedes Benz, NFL, SLC Interiors, V.Couture Events, Shiraz Events, Mercedes Benz, Chloe, Uma Thurman, Andre Balazs, Alexander Gilkes, Lancome, Cristian Louboutin, Michael Bastian, Michael Kors, Steven Kolb, Tabitha Simmons, CFDA and Ferrari.

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