APRIL IS POETRY MONTH!
An EMBARK presentation in collaboration with GALLERY 982, featuring Soundsmith owner & member of the Cleaveland House Poets, PETER LEDERMANN, and our beloved local poets MARYANN MCCARRA & KAHLIL KOROMANTEE.
And EMBARK celebrates it with an Amazing ART EXHIBIT of paintings by LILY JANE MORRIS. http://www.lily-morris.com
SAT, APRIL 14 at 8pm - door opens at 7:30pm
Reception to follow - Suggested Donation $10
at Gallery 982: 982 Main St, 2nd Floor, Peekskill, NY
Poster by Merideth Harte
Peter is currently owner and Director of Engineering at the Soundsmith Corporation in Peekskill NY. He has spent much of his life inventing, as well as designing and manufacturing all types of high end audio equipment including the “lost art” of hand making and rebuilding phono cartridges. He also worked for many years at the IBM T. J. Watson research center, a “think tank” located in Westchester county NY.
His interests include philosophy, humor, all forms of science including metaphysics, travel, writing short stories and poetry, but most of all gathering with the few friends that are actually willing to acknowledge (privately) that they know him. He is a member of the Cleaveland House Poets and has published one book of his poems, illustrated with his own water color paintings. His poetry has been published numerous times in Cross Currents magazine, and appeared in the most recent Cleaveland house poetry anthology. Peter has been “spontaneously” receiving poetry since he was 9 years old, and states that he just “quickly writes what he hears”. Once he receives them in this manner, he generally remembers most of what he has “heard” over nearly the past 50+ years.
MaryAnn lives in Peekskill, NY with her husband and sons. Published in: Chronogram, The Mom Egg, Clapboard House, Cavalier Literary Couture, Thick With Conviction, Torrid Literature, Make Room for DADA, MoonLit, Obsolete! Magazine, Cheap and Easy Magazine, The Westchester Review, The Lake, Laughing Earth Lit, Florida English, The Healing Muse, and The Pierian Literary Journal. Readings: Centerfold Coffeehouse, ABC NoRio, The Back Fence, Manhattan College, Mount Vernon Public Library, Lola’s Tea House, Greenburgh Town Hall, HVCCA, Embark/Peekskill, Warner Library, The Hat Factory, and Paramount Hudson Valley Theater. Collages included in the travelling exhibits “Circus Terminal” and “One Bare Foot Square.” http://mccarra--poetry.blogspot.com
Besides counseling incarcerated teens and young adults, Kahlil Koromantee writes motivational books for hard to reach, marginalized youth and the parents and youth advocates who seek alternative tools. He is also a writing instructor and board member for Prisonwrites, an intervention program that uses writing as a way to help incarcerated and the newly discharged express themselves on paper rather than through violence or self-destructive behavior. He is currently Director of Nubian Directions, a general life skills and job development program for youth 16-24 and is working on his second book of poems called Throw.
LILY JANE MORRIS
Lily Morris grew up on Martha’s Vineyard, attended Studio Art Centers International in Florence Italy in 2007 and graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2009. Through a consistent study of classic portraiture, she has investigated themes such as, identity through social media, collective agreements, as well as the contemporary state of the American dream. Lily’s solo shows shows include “American dream” at A Gallery on Martha’s Vineyard, and “The Event” at Unit One in the 798 District of Beijing. She has most recently participated in group shows such as “The Salon” a collaboration of the Peabody Essex museum, Sweet Rickey, and curater Olivia Ives-Flores, “Sound Source” at Moma’s PS1, “The Young Collectors Exhibition” at Leila Heller Gallery, “Culture Fix” at Superchief Gallery, and "IT'S ALL GOOD!! Apocalypse now" at Brooklyn’s Sideshow Gallery. She currently lives and works in Hudson, NY.