WISE FRUIT, Summer 2017 Edition
Hosted by Lauren Cox (Artistic Director of Humans Collective & currently featured in SEEING YOU)
Monday, July 31st, 2017
The DL Rooftop (top level)
Doors open at 7:30PM
Online Tickets $15 (Buy at link above!)
Soles of Duende
Janine “J9” Micheletti
What is Wise Fruit?
Wise Fruit, curated by Brinda Guha, is an artistic showcase dedicated to the feminine divine. All proceeds go directly to Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NYC.
Come join us for this summer’s WF event: a rooftop lounge party! Sip on top-shelf beverages, nibble on fresh fruits, network with the live arts community, enjoy world-class performances by NYC choreographers and artists, and open meaningful dialogue to plant seeds of action.
In times like this, I was trying to find a way to participate in tangible activism as a member of the artistic community. I wanted to create a space where “art meets activism”. Our last showcase, held in March 2017 at the Art Cafe in Brooklyn was a beautiful success as it’s first run. In the spirit of continuing/adding on to the seasonal quality of the event, I wanted this showcase to embody the summertime, the fruits that bloom for us during this time of the year, the seeds produced because of it, and the appreciation for the feminine spirit we could all use in times like now where women’s rights, health, and ideas are being threatened.
I heavily curate this show to be exactly what it should be: artists who can produce work that yields action. I am fiercely dedicated to the mission of Planned Parenthood, and this is my humble way of “planting seeds” of activism. Every element of this event can be seen as a seed of action: the food and drinks provide nourishment during dialogue, the music births organic movement, the artists produce creative ideas through storytelling, and the audience provides the energy needed to create accessible change. I will be keeping the showcase to a small but incredibly empowering cast, and it’s my desire to invite you to be a part of this collective, the Wise Fruit family. I hope you will join my hands in creating this kind of dialogue in our very own artistic community.
See you on the 31st at the DL Rooftop!