“BRAVI to ALL”: ARTISTS WITHOUT WALLS’ NOVEMBER SHOWCASE at THE CELL THEATRE

Comments heard after Artists Without Walls’ Showcase at The Cell this past Tuesday.  .  “The AWoW showcases are always full of creative, surprising and inspiring performances. I was moved by the personal, touching and very clever songs/stories. From the legendary Americana and Irish folklore to the poignant and funny accounts of family legacy and furry members. Bravi…

“ARTISTS WITHOUT WALLS’ JULY SHOWCASE” by VINCE NAUHEIMER with PHOTOS by VERA MAURA HOAR

Many thanks to  Artists Without Walls’ cofounders Charles Hale and Niamh Hyland for another great Showcase at the Cell Theatre. The artistic presentations  ran the gamut: Poetry, film, music and storytelling. Playing to a standing-room-only house, the skilled performers generously shared their talents with Artists Without Walls’ members, friends and guests. The Michi Fuji trio, with…

ARTISTS WITHOUT WALLS’ MAY SHOWCASE by VINCENT NAUHEIMER

Artists Without Walls’ May Showcase by Vincent Nauheimer The attendees at Tuesday night’s Artists Without Walls’ performance at the Cell were richly rewarded by a diverse group of artists and, for a number of the performers, a debut in grand style. The evening started out with a heart-warming story told in spoken word and song by…

Vera Hoar’s Photos from the April Showcase

It had been two months since we had an AWoW showcase, and the line-up from our April night just reminded us why we do this every month. On a rainy evening, folks trickled in slower than usual and as they said their hello’s, grabbed a beverage and took to their seats, they switched off the…

THE EXPRESSIVENESS OF SILENCE

THE EXPRESSIVENESS OF SILENCE and SPACE in STORYTELLING, MUSIC and ART by Charles R. Hale  Recently, a few friends and I gathered in a local pub when the subject turned to “silence and space” in art. When one of my friends mentioned that he once heard Pete Seeger say, “It’s not what you put into a…

NYC: ASHCAN ART, EDWARD HOPPER AND MY GRANDFATHER

NYC: ASHCAN ART, EDWARD HOPPER and MY GRANDFATHER By Charles R. Hale When I began researching my family history I discovered that there were few mementos from the past. There were no letters, only a few old photos—one may have been taken in the 1890’s, and only a few before 1930–a 1913 funeral receipt and…

SPOTLIGHT ON AWoW COFOUNDER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR CHARLES R. HALE

Interview with Mitch Traphagen Who is Charles R. Hale? Charles R. Hale was born, raised and educated in New York. A descendant of New York City’s Irish famine immigrants, Charles is a former partner of a NYC based consulting firm that specialized in succession planning for family-owned and closely-held businesses. He grew up in a…

ARTISTS WITHOUT WALLS’ JANUARY SHOWCASE AT THE CELL

Join Artists Without Walls for its January Showcase at The Cell, 338 West 23rd Street, Manhattan, Tuesday, January 24th. Presenters include jazz fiddler Michi Fuji, author and lecturer Suzanne Bernier,  singer/songwriter Martina Fiserova, artist and singer Maia Nero, writers Billy Barrett and Mike DeLucia, playwright Brendan Connellan and actor Faye Franzini. Charles R. Hale and…