First Monday Salon - July 2, 2012 - 6:00-8:00 pm
at The BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street, Peekskill, NY 10566
Our July First Monday Salon will be a party/celebration for the “Alternet.” Food and beverages provided! (Since food is involved: please r.s.v.p. if you plan to come.)
The “Alternet” is a collaborative project conceived and organized by artist, Carla Rae Johnson. In 2010, Carla Rae purchased an old wooden card-catalog with fifty drawers. The catalog sat dormant in her studio for a year and a half while she contemplated how to use it. Finally, the idea emerged to honor their original function: fill the drawers with cards; hundreds of individual cards. That was when she invited creative individuals she knew to collaborate with her on the project.
If you were born before the 1990’s, you may remember hours spent flipping through cards in the musty wooden drawers of a card-catalog at your favorite library. There was a delightful serendipity of finding unexpected listings or of making surprising connections. We experience similar discoveries today on the Internet, but the tactile, olfactory, and kinesthetic elements of the search have been lost. It is to fill this gap that more than eighty-five artists, poets, writers, musicians, librarians, and creative thinkers are participating in the “Alternet.” At the salon, participants will share the cards they have created. Please come whether you are participating or not! We can flip through cards in the “Alternet” drawers and enjoy hundreds of creative ideas fit to a 3x5 format!
This event is free and open to the public, but an R.S.V.P. would be most helpful
Please R.S.V.P. if you are coming by June 23, 2012 (via firstname.lastname@example.org)
For more information: www.beanrunnercafe.com or call 914-737-1701