The LARK Gallery Series is pleased to feature neighbor Marketa Jefferson’s photography for a two week exhibit starting May 7th.
Marketa Jefferson is an artist/photographer who has worked in various mediums, including oil and acrylics.
As a photographer she seeks to capture images that will provoke thought, inspire the imagination and leave each viewer with something that she hopes they will appreciate, and remember.
She was born in the Czech republic and she currently resides in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. At the age of 18 she followed her dreams and came to the United States. That journey has made a deep and indelible impression on her life, her personality, and has influenced her work as an artist.
In 2007 she illustrated and published 2 children books, and in 2010 she donated her time and effort to the Ecology Holstville Center on Long Island to paint murals and decorate the park with her paintings.
She has had several successful exhibitions on Long Island, where she used acrylics as a medium, but now she focuses most of her time on photography.
If you would like to see more of her art work please visit her website – www.marketasart.com
For more info on The LARK Gallery Series, read this post.
We have some exciting new snack items at LARK made by a wonderful (local) company called LiTTLE GREEN GOURMETS.
LiTTLE GREEN GOURMETS (www.littlegreengourmets.com) is a fresh kids’ food company that provides NYC families with complete meals and snacks that make eating healthy, organic and local foods fun for the kids and easy for parents. Yay for kids, yay for parents!
LiTTLE GREEN GOURMETS was started by chef and mom Isabel Gunther who has lived and traveled all over the world, observing how other cultures introduce their children to food and help them develop healthy eating habits. Eager to share this knowledge with other busy parents and faced with the challenge of feeding her own son, Isabel started LiTTLE GREEN GOURMETS.
ORGANIC EDAMAME PEAS - $1.00
A 2oz container of kids’ favorite: edamame peas. Gluten free and a complete protein. The perfect healthy finger snack!
RAINBOW VEGGIE STICKS w/ FRESH HERB RANCH DIP – $2.00
Organic carrots, organic celery, snow peas & grape tomatoes with a 2oz container of fresh herb ranch dip (made with organic, non-GMO ingredients). Gluten free. Fresh, healthy and superdelicious!
COLD SESAME NOODLES w/ EDAMAME & CARROT - $3.50
A 5oz serving of noodles with Japanese sesame sauce and organic edamame & organic carrots. Sauce is made with organic, non-GMO ingredients. Contains wheat, soy and sesame. A great snack or light lunch for kids of all ages!
Join us for a super fun FREE sing along with DC musician Luis Torrealva!
Sunday April 28th at 10am at LARK
Luis Torrealva is a grown-up musician, teacher, daddy and all around rock and roller who lives in Washington DC. He considers himself the luckiest guy in the world, privileged to introduce the guitar, music, rhythm and the lyricism of language to kids everywhere.
He inherited his first guitar while still living in his native Lima, Peru from his grandfather who was a soccer star and a gifted musician. He hasn’t stopped composing since.
His grown-up band, Nayas, was nominated “Best Latin Group” by the Washington Area Music Association and can be seen at such venues as the Kennedy Center, 9:30 Club, State Theatre as well as more intimate venues. He plays bass and sings lead vocals.
By day he rocks and revels with the little ones age 0-3 at Blue Igloo Playgroup in Georgetown, where he is well known and loved. His goal each day is to inspire a life-long infatuation with music and multi-lingualism.
He plays music at home with his wife and three year old daughter. The joy that comes from all areas of his musical and parental life has inspired Luis to work on a children’s album.
JULIE PEPPITO’S exhibit has been extended (by popular demand!)
Please join us at LARK for these two events:
Coffee with the artist: Sunday, April 28th 1:30-3:30pm
Closing reception: Sunday, May 5th 1:30-3:30pm
Julie will be available for questions, an informal dialogue about her work and will explain her “Connected Portrait Project” this Sunday, April 28th 1:30 to 3:30pm.
She will also be at LARK next Sunday, May 5th from 1:30-3:30pm for the closing reception of her exhibit.
Julie Peppito’s works on paper and paintings have been described as “meticulously crafted combinations of psychedelic collage, miniature quilts, botanical illustration, and Americana. Her sculptures are “microcosmic make-believe planets with wings and legs.” By seamlessly merging trash and sentimental objects with intricate drawings and stitches she creates metaphors for the way we connect to ourselves, each other and the planet.
Julie lives with her husband Gideon and son Milo in Kensington, Brooklyn. She received her BFA from The Cooper Union, and her MFA from Alfred University. She has received several awards including a NYFA Fellowship in sculpture. She has had five solo exhibits and has created artwork for Underhill Playground in Prospect Heights, and for J.J. Byrne Playground in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
This exhibit is a rare chance to see Julie Peppito’s work in such an informal setting where both parents and children can enjoy her work leisurely. She typically shows her work at galleries but wanted to be able to connect with her community and people who may not have access to art in their daily lives. It is a lot of effort for an artist to mount an exhibit such as this so please support her by spreading the word about her exhibit. Julie’s website is http://juliepeppito.com
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LARK is excited to announce a new Happy Hour Music Series! Read the blurb from Lloyd Miller below:
Ditmas Parkers Roy Nathanson and Lloyd H. Miller are going to start doing a new happy hour series at Lark. From 5:45 – 7pm on Fridays, we’ll play a fun mix of standards and originals. I’ll be playing upright bass, Roy of course will be playing sax, and we’ll both be singing. Expect special and surprise guests.
Is the event kid-friendly? Definitely. We won’t be playing “kid music” (don’t expect any of the tunes I do at Lark Friday mornings) but everything we play will be fun for music fans of any age — and accessible, even for people who only sort of like jazz.
Come have a glass of wine or cup of tea and hang out.
If you’re not familiar with what we do, here are some links. We won’t be playing much of what you’ll find on these sites — or maybe even anything. But just for some background…
A Tumblr for the musical multi-media project Roy and I are writing (note: a couple of the demo songs contain strong language — don’t worry, we won’t be playing these at Lark)
The main site for Roy’s legendary band, the Jazz Passengers
The main site for my educational band, the Deedle Deedle Dees:
Sign up for the wonderful and creative music classes offered by Audra Rox! The classes are a unique music class with a set curriculum from week to week. We love Audra Rox- both of my boys loved Music for Aardvarks taught by the talented Jen Millich. Jen is full of energy and truly a wonderful teacher. LARK is excited to be hosting several classes this spring! Sign up today:
Mondays- Music for Aardvarks at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30am (classes start April 8th)
Tuesdays- Audra Rox Musical Theater (drop off class for 3-5 year olds!) at 4:00pm (classes start April 9th)
For more information and to sign up, go to: http://www.audrarox.com/music-for-aardvarks-classes
You heard it right! The amazingly talented and super-fun Rolie Polie Guacamole are coming to LARK to brighten your day every Monday at 4:15pm! $5 bucks.
Starting Monday April 8th at 4:15pm.