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Calling all NYC Interstitial Artists!

As a member of the Executive Board of the Interstitial Arts Foundation, it is both my duty and my pleasure to announce the first NYC Interstitial Salon, to be held on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at the UnWined Wine Bar and Lounge at Symphony Space between Broadway and West End. Here's the full announcement, courtesy of the lovely event planner K. Tempest Bradford:

The Interstitial Salon - Live!

You are cordially invited to join us at the first NYC Interstitial Salon - an evening devoted to the pleasures of conversation among boundary-crossing artists, writers, musicians, and creators.

The Conceit: The origins of literary and artistic salons go back to 17th century France, when inspiring hosts and hostesses gathered "stimulating people of quality" together to refine their taste and increase their knowledge through conversation. Today there may be fewer wealthy patrons willing to host an event in their townhouses, but there is always a need for artists to meet other artists, to explore other circles of creative influence, to cross borders.

The Hosts: The Interstitial Arts Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the study, support, and promotion of interstitial art: literature, music, visual and performance art found in between categories and genres -- art that crosses borders.

The Special Guest: Delia Sherman, co-editor of the IAF's anthology series Interfictions, will present short readings from local Interfictions authors.

The Time: Thursday, June 11 2009, 7 - 10 PM. You may arrive at any time and go whenever need steals you from our embrace.

The Place: UnWined Wine Bar & Lounge at Symphony Space - entrance on 95th street just west of Broadway (near the Leonard Nimoy Thalia. 1,2,3 trains to 96th St.), between B'way & West End. We have the space along the window reserved.

The Final Instructions: Bring plenty of engraved calling cards (business cards are acceptable, too!). Bring samples of your art, if it's portable. UnWined has free wi-fi, so bring your laptop and show off your portfolio or your tunes. Bring friends, and bring a willingness to mingle with strangers -- who might turn out to be colleagues, friends, or even artistic soul-mates!

Also, please R.S.V.P. here:

As it's on a Thursday night, it's doubtful that I myself will make it in from Boston (drat!) but if you're in the NYC area, I highly, highly suggest that you go and check it out! The IAF are great people doing fascinating things – it should be an absolutely amazing evening.

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