Artists and enthusiasts are cordially invited to the first NYC
Interstitial Salon – an evening devoted to the pleasures of
conversation among boundary-crossing artists, writers, musicians, and
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
The Special Guests: Delia Sherman, co-editor of the IAF’s anthology
series Interfictions, will present short readings from local
Interfictions authors – including a Sneak Preview of as yet
unpublished stories coming out in November in Interfictions 2!
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 (at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia),
between B’way & West End. Take 1,2,3 trains to 96th St. 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!
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More Interstitial Salons coming soon to Minneapolis, Boston, Los
Angeles and Indianapolis! Want to host an Interstitial Salon in your
town? Write to [email protected] and let us help you get
started connecting with other interstitial artists.
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Interstitial Arts Foundation