Start your Friday night right, and come out to Muchmore's in Williamsburg for 90 minutes of readings from GAMBAZine co-founders Melissa Hunter Gurney & Chris Carr, as well as Kaitlyn Yates, Serena Maszak, and music by Emily Frembgen.
Donations will be kindly called for, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
MELISSA HUNTER GURNEY
Melissa Hunter Gurney is a Brooklyn based independent writer as well as the founder/publisher/editor of GAMBAZine. She is connected to the artist life as seen throughout South America and writes for La Gente Descalza (The Barefoot People). At the moment she is working on a collection of creative non-fiction called Photographs of a Mind in Heat and a novel called La Gente Descalza. She has been published in various independent magazines and curates GAMBA Z's Artist Salons which take place monthly at Lucky Luna NY - a gallery space, restaurant, bar and art house. She believes in daily creation and writes at least 3-5 pages everyday in hopes of collecting the inner workings of one/many human beings whether the platform is fiction or truth.
Christopher Carr is the quintessential indie artist in Brooklyn; photographer, emcee, founder of Brooklyn Wildlife (an event planning/creative firm specializing in indie/alternative art and music) and co-founder/Creative Director of GAMBAZine. Chris is intrigued by the history of cultural expressions, power relationships, semiotics, post-modernist sociological theory and interpersonal dynamics; all of which find their way into his art work. The majority of his projects have the intent of challenging contemporary themes relating to normalcy, deviancy, tradition and alternative culture via the platform of nude photography. Chris uses photography as insight into aspects of culture other people may never experience or be exposed to, aspects that are prevalent, real, legitimate and meaningful nonetheless. Chris has also been an independent hip hop musician for the past 15 Years as well as an emcee, beat maker, event host and promoter while at the same time playing various roles in the creation, production and presentation of music. Chris’s work has been featured in many magazines and over a dozen art shows. His first solo art show was entitled 'Flesh: An Exploration of the Human Form,' a series of photos dealing with nudity and the human body.
Kaitlyn Yates is a California born, New York raised stand up comic and community college dropout. Her style includes observational anecdotes delivered in her trademark monotone and marked with dry wit. She can also grow a unibrow at an impressive rate.
Serena Maszak grew up in the hills of the Pacific Northwest and currently lives in Brooklyn. Her background is in social work, creative writing, and psychology. She writes about people and art, and spent the last six months in a city famous for a 24-hour car race.
Emily Frembgen is a singer and songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York. Her songs are evocative, subtle and always well-crafted. Each week, she organizes and plays as part of music showcase American Mondays at The Federal Bar in Williamsburg. Emily's solo album, 'Fremb Fatale,' is available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fremb-fatale/id1007936325
Additional links for Emily: Tumblr website: http://emilyfrembgen.tumblr.com/ SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/emilyfrembgen Twitter:https://twitter.com/emilyfrembgen