Saturday, June 28, 2008

The most anyone has ever laughed at the word "cockroach".

Trust me you had to be there to get the title of this post...

LTS and guests always have fun at these dinners but this one got downright raucous. And why not. We had a great time eating amazing, delicious, fresh and healthy food prepared by Conor Yates, a local organic caterer (and all around good guy) who's involved in the Slow Food Movement.

After we'd had some time to eat, Dylan Peet, curator of After Everything: Gay Directions in New Art, talked about the ideas that went into the show. (Which is up in the gallery until July 6th.) In a free-wheeling discussion that ranged from the politics of gay social networking, the bear and post-bear movements, relational aesthetics, some predictions about where gay culture is headed and that cockroach line we mentioned earlier everyone was entertained.

Next, After Everything artist Clarke Jackson talked about the evolution of his work and his "Ankle Stretcher" series from the show. The evening was rounded out by a few more sips of wine and everyone went home chatting about the evening, full of delicious food.

Our next dinner will be August 1st. Make your reservations now and you won't miss out.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

After Opening

Were you there on June 20th for opening night of After Everything: Gay Directions In New Art? If you weren't, you missed the place to be, because we were PACKED! Curated by Dylan Peet, After Everything is an eye-catching show across multiple mediums, and it is well worth the visit. It runs until July 6th, and surely you'll find the time before then, won't you? Here's some pictures of the fantastic opening night just to seal the deal.

Left to right, here's artist Joseph Heidecker, an unnamed friend, and artist Clarke Jackson enjoying the opening night fun.

Artists Sean M. Johnson, Christopher Schulz and a friend, all smiles, look forward to showing you their work.

Scott Matthew of Shortbus fame handled our entertainment. We were very well entertained. We hope the band will come back again some other time.

Our new bff Himkar Tak helps out on bar as we reach critical mass. Our hero! We thank you so so much, Himkar.

Michael Sincavage and Hailey enjoy Darren Lee Miller's "4000 And Counting".

Remember, After Everything runs until July 6th. Come find out what everyone came to see!

NY Made Music

If you were outside at all last weekend, you knew it was Make Music NY, a citywide festival that was all about making music. Like the Spice hosted a few acts as well, and we had a great day. Keep an eye out, because we might have some video for you at the top of next week. Thanks to everyone who came, and thanks to all the bands! You rocked!

Rosy Nolan

Richie Aufrichtig

Young Man About Town

Batter Recharger

Linda Draper

Wes Mattheu & Mike Smith