Stewart Hoyt - Ink Strokes and Musically Charged Space
"Drawings, Drawn Live, of Live Musicians making Music"

January thru March 2015

Brooklyn based Steward Hoyt, in his own words:
"Ink is yes or no. There’s no erasing or futzy maybe. From this basic binary equation flows visual notes: strokes on paper reverberate our eye cones, and signal the piano player ways to key our ear bones. Our grey matter awakens to soul. "
Most of these drawings were made by Steward while attending SEEDS concerts. Winter 2015

Valérie Trucchia - Illustrations
"The Music Room"

October & November 2014

Brooklyn based Valerie Trucchia, in her own words:
"I am an illustrator, born in Paris from Tuscan parents. I live in Brooklyn surrounded by amazing musicians, they are my mentors and friends. Music is very much part of my life, this is why I named my shop "The Music Room". It is also the title of one of my favorite movies by the Indian director Satyajit Ray. I find inspiration in simple things, music instruments, fruits and vegetables and of course my cats."
Fall 2014

Linda Okazaki - Painting
“Gunkholing in the Shallows of My Mind: West/East”

April 22nd, 7pm

North-westerner Artist Linda Okazaki will feature some of her Artwork starting April 22nd until the end of June 2014. Linda explains the theme of her exhibit below. A wonderful opportunity to see this very special and personal Artwork in person for a couple of months.
Gunkholing, a boating term refers to meandering from place to place in marshes or along shallow coves seeking out small discoveries, and the possibilitiy of an isolated anchorage. It describes my method of cruising about in the shallows of my mind, retrieving lost ideas lying in the gunk, long hidden from view and then brought to the surface. I make sketches in my notebooks, consider simple ideas as I explore and eventually get caught up with what is familiar in NYC and my hometown Port Townsend, Washington. I live along the boundaries of the Salish Sea and this exhibit pairs a few destinations in NYC that illicit similar emotional qualities that extend and enliven my personal story.
Spring 2014

Hugh Hartshorne - Photo

Starting in January 2013, we are very fortunate to be displaying 5 incredible prints by Australian photographer Hugh Hartshorne. Hugh is one of Australia's most interesting and talented photographers. His photography style is synonymous with his personal approach to life - authentic and inspired. This approach has delivered him a handful of awards and successful creative campaigns in Australia and the USA, and allows him to continue shooting and interpreting the world as he sees it.

Flashpoint - Readings

June 18th 2013, 8:30pm

Matthew Daddonna, Sarah Dohrmann, Georges Michelson Foy, Brandon Judell, Arthur Kell and Quintan Ana Wikswo. Flashpoint is a live text-and-sound performance ensemble based in New York City that interweaves the distinctive voices, rhythms, and characters of six writers and one musician to create a collaborative, interactive literary and musical jam. Inspired by synchronicities, spontaneities, convergences and divergences, FLASH POINT performances cross genres, provoke traditions, and explore the territories ahead. No two shows are alike.

Alicia Mountain, Jaime Shearn Coan & Rebecca Gray - Readings

February 21st 2013, 8pm

Alicia Mountain lives and writes just blocks away from SEEDS:: Brooklyn. Silent deserts, domesticated animals, and emotional abstraction show up often in her poems. Alicia's short story, "First Light Over New Mexico", was the debut piece on the new literary podcast, Story Tapes. She has just endured a gauntlet of MFA applications and is waiting on the results. Alicia studied English at Barnard College and poetry at the 92nd St Y, where she befriended Rebecca Gray and Jaime Shearn Coan respectively. If the evening goes well, she'll take credit for orchestrating it.

Jaime Shearn Coan lives in Brooklyn, New York, teaches creative writing and literature at The City College of New York, and leads writing workshops through the NY Writers Coalition. His poems have appeared in journals including the Mississippi Review, Drunken Boat, and The Portland Review and are forthcoming inTroubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry. His artist book, dear someone, the product of a collaborative queer letter-writing project, is distributed through Printed Matter. Jaime has been awarded fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Saltonstall Arts Colony, Lambda Literary Foundation, Tin House Writers Workshop, and Poet’s House’s Emerging Poets Fellowship.

Rebecca Gray is a senior at Barnard College studying Music and English. She is a percussionist and goes to great lengths to make sounds and rhythms out of everything. She is passionate about works translated by Anne Carson, jazz drummer Art Blakey, and playing football.

"Rhymes with Home" - Readings

March 5th 2013, 8pm

Nick Dybek is the author of "When Captain Flint was Still a Good Man" (Riverhead, 2012), a Booklist Top 10 pick, among other accolades. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He is the recipient of a Hopwood Award for Short Fiction, a Maytag Fellowship, a 2010 Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award, and a Granta New Voices selection. He lives in New York City and teaches Fiction-Writing for the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop.

Catherine Chung is the author of the novel Forgotten Country, which was an Indie Next Pick, a Publishers Weekly Pick, and and O Magazine Must Read. She is fiction editor at Guernica Magazine, and has been a Granta NewVoice, and a fellow at The MacDowell Colony, The Camargo Foundation, and Yaddo. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Rumpus, and Quarterly West, among others. She currently lives in New York City.

Bill Cheng's debut novel, "Southern Cross The Dog," will be released May 2013 with Amistad: Harper Collins. He received his MFA from Hunter College. His writing has recently appeared in the New York Times./

Carmiel Banasky is a writer and teacher from Portland, Oregon. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Glimmer Train, Guernica, The Rumpus, MovieMaker Magazine, Inknode, and Anderbo, among other journals. She earned her BA from the University of Arizona, and her MFA from Hunter College, where she taught creative writing. She's also tried her hand at grassroots organizing while living in Mississippi. She is the recipient of fellowships from Bread Loaf, Ucross, Ragdale, I-Park, Kimmel Harding Nelson, Santa Fe Art Institute, Virginia Cente.

Caledonia Kearns, Kerry Carnahan, Maya Funaro - Readings

April 2nd 2013, 8pm

Kerry Carnahan is from Kansas but has lived in New York City since the summer they filmed Die Hard 3. The most recent place her poetry has appeared is Barrow Street, and the last time she built a fire was at the MacDowell Colony in January.

Maya Funaro was born and raised in South Jersey. Her chapbook Setting in Motion was released in 2009 by Fox Point Press and her poems have appeared in Ekleksographia, THEthe Poetry and Sentence. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Caledonia Kearns is the editor of two anthologies of Irish American women's writing, Cabbage and Bones and Motherland. Her poetry has appeared in Drunken Boat, Painted Bride Quarterly, Natural Bridge, and the New Haven Review. She lives in Clinton Hill with her daughter.