Monday, February 16, 2009

March 15th Performance: Plastic at the Plastic Club

247 South Camac Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19107

March 15 Performers

Courtney K. Bambrick’s poetry has appeared in Parlor, Philadelphia Poets, Philadelphia Stories, Mad Poets Review, and Schuylkill Valley Journal. She is Associate Director of the Poetic Arts Performance Project and teaches at Rosemont, UCAL, and other sites around the region. She will read from her manuscript, "Breathing Underwater."

Lora Bloom is a poet, musician, and performance artist. She is the lead vocalist of the experimental band Radio Eris and has also performed with the Temple of Bon Matin, Akash, and the Red Masque through vocals, guitar, and dance/movement. Her publications include the Haight Ashbury Literary Journal and the Beat Museum. Bloom’s work tackles the boundaries between inner and outer experience, dreamstate and raw existence, conflicting dualities, self and other.

Lynn Blue aka Lady Blue author of Poetic Therapy and host of "Poet Minds Plus" which welcomes all artist and airs every 3rd and 4th Saturday of the month on

Ebony Malaika Collier has a BA in English from Temple University. She has been featured at Robin's Bookstore in Philadelphia, the 2008 Mad Poets Festival in Media, PA and other places in the Philadelphia area.

Natalie Felix is working on her MA at the Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, studying human science and social transformation. Her dream is to create a community information exchange center where people of all ages and stages can come together to create life. She believes the arts are the vehicle for transforming our world into a peaceful place where “all humans can express and fulfill our true divine nature.” she currently bounces around Philadelphia where you can find her studying, writing, and enjoying the beautiful people in her neighborhood.

Bonnie MacAllister, M.Ed., is an artist, author, and educator. She has most recently exhibited at the Utopian Library in Viareggio, Italy and in la Galería del MEC, Montevideo, Uruguay (along with Michelle Wilson). She is participating in a traveling show as part of the Art House Coop Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia which will reach Laconia Gallery in Boston, Museum of Contemporary Art DC, Antena Gallery in Chicago, 3rd Ward in Brooklyn, Soulard Art Market in St. Louis, and several other venues.

Gabrielle Casella (a.k.a Dragoness) describes, “From an early age I had a profound interest in the performing arts that involved me in cross-cultural ventures that bridge the gaps between traditional theatre and present day urban expressions of life. My background in costume production, voice, poetry, multi-cultural dance forms & martial/internal arts techniques have made a significant contribution to the creation of innovative performance art work.” She trained with the Spirit Wind Internal Arts Society, performed & organized projects with poets, emcees, DJs, musicians, martial/internal & visual artists. She has featured as part of Archedream, Lady Fest Philly, Om Summer Solstice, Gaian Mind, Stones Rising & 2004 Fringe Festivals.

Debbie McCarthy earned her MA at The University of Leeds in the UK, and her BFA and Fifth Year at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, PA. She exhibits nationally, and has received several commendations for her mixed media pieces, which are in featured in private collections.

Me-cca is a Philadelphia based poet who has been performing for the past 6years. She released her first full length CD entitled 'FORGIVABLE' in 2007 and is looking forward to her first European Tour this July-August! She is currently building a community non-profit focused on servicing at risk adolescents through art appreciation and self-esteem building!

Writer, musician and artist Monica Pace earned a Master's Degree in Communication from Drexel University, and works as a communications assistant and freelance ESL tutor. She will sing and play old-time country and folk on guitar.

Lisa Spera, a.k.a Lisa Sunshine, longtime member of the Highwire Gallery in Philadelphia, Photographer; Conceptual Artist, Drummer with Radio Eris, Guitarist with Temple of Bon Matin and Singer Songwriter will play the Ultimate Anti Plastic - blues slide on a steel resonator guitar. Skilled craftsmen have not painstakingly molded this woman.

Dr. Niama L. Williams is the guiding force behind Blowing Up Barriers Enterprises, a company that specializes in leading you to the life you have dreamed of living but can't quite seem to get to on your own. She presents, "We Are All Priced Above Rubies: Excerpts from a Joint Memoir of a Growing Love."
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