Contact: Adela Sinclair
“Poetry is the music of the soul.”--Voltaire
Discover what Voltaire's talking about at Poets Rock Gallery RIVAA with poets Mike Marcellino and Gil Fagiani and singer songwriters Stacy Rock and Chris Fuller
Friday, April 9, 2010
527 Main Street
Roosevelt Island in New York City
Poet Mike Marcellino, a former Vietnam War correspondent and newspaper reporter, with musician Randall Leddy, turns his offbeat stories into lyrical songs - from wandering New York City neighborhoods to odes to Amelia Earhart, soldiers and surfing Australia's big waves. Mike splits his time between St. Augustine FL and New York City. He hosts a popular show, “Notebook Writer” on writers and the arts on Blog Talk Radio.
Poet Gil Fagiani, co-host of the monthly Italian Writers Association open reading at Cornelia Street Café, performs selections from his new book “A Blanquito In El Barrio,” a poetry collection that captures his “profound connection” and “love” for Spanish Harlem. New York City poet Bob Holman selected the book as one of the best poetry collections in 2009.
Singer songwriter and actress Stacy Rock, a classically trained pianist, tells stories using folk, country, vaudeville, and rock “in the vein of Tom Waits or early eighties Bob Dylan to create a memorable backdrop for each song. Stacy is accompanied by musician Randall Leddy. Her debut album is One Way Home. From a remote part of Montana, Stacy lives in Brooklyn when not touring.
Singer songwriter Chris Fuller blends emotional melodies with literate storytelling, playing guitar, harmonica and ukulele. A regular at New York City nightclubs and other venues, Chris has been selected as an Artist in Residence by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and in 2007 he released the album Sangamon.
Refreshments follow the show. No cover charge, donations welcomed to Gallery RIVAA.
Directions: F Train to Roosevelt Island.
The Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association (RIVAA) is a non-profit organization comprised of an internationally diverse group of artists. RIVAA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the community through art, community events and workshops. Poet Rock Gallery RIVAA is co-produced by Mike Marcellino and Adela Sinclair, a poetry and art show curator who lives on Roosevelt Island.