Expressing our Inner Brioche with Colors, Beats and Smells from Chef Michele’s Kitchen
Michele Haines, Denise King, Jazz Singer and Sally K. Eisenberg, Abstract Artist/Holistic Health Coach
September 10-October 4
Pass the Hat
In the words of John Lennon, “imagine all the people, living life in peace…you may say i’m a dreamer, but i’m not the only one, i hope some day you’ll join us, and the world will live as ONE”
Chef Michele Haines, Jazz Singer Denise King and Artist Sally K Eisenberg meet up virtually (from as far away as France) to share stories invoking our senses through our mutual vision of creating and imagining living life as one. From a blank canvas, Sally creates a painting during their conversation as an exclamation of expressing their inner brioche.
Appropriate for all ages.
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About the Artists
Michele Haines: Is a teacher, photographer, and founder of the Spring Mill Cafe. After teaching Spanish and Cultural Anthropology and then owning the Spring Mill Café for 35 years, she became a full time traveling chef. she travels all over the world to share her cooking and philosophies on life with others. She believes that food is diplomacy. She introduces people to a way of making friends all over the world through cooking. Cooking distributes a feeling, understanding, and tolerance in respecting other cultures and in sharing ours.
Denise King – Born To Sing
Some artist aren’t made, they’re born. They’re born with an innate sense of wonder and a unique perspective of the world and of music. Denise King is no exception. She was born to sing.
Since a very young child, Denise has always had a love of the arts and a particular love of music. However it wasn’t until the age of thirteen and Summers spent in Chichester PA. that she was introduced to Jazz.
The early gigs were difficult in that she was painfully stage shy. But with the help of Sam Reed, sax man and leader of the legendary Uptown Theater Orchestra she overcame her stage fright. He encouraged her to keep going and to treat the audience like she knew them.
Her early performance experiences involved sharing the stage with many legends, Butch Ballard, Arthur Harper, Sam Dougherty, Cecil Payne, Jymie Merritt, Bootsie Barnes, Lex Humphries, Ted Curson and many others. They taught her the importance of having something to say every time she stepped up to the microphone and also stressed the importance of telling a story through the words and music and not just singing the song. Their instruction paid off.
Denise King has sung at venues in Philadelphia, New York, Paris, Turkey, Brazil, Africa, Germany, Israel, Belgium, Japan and many other countries during the past 38 years. She has recorded on Cristal Records in France as well as Azzurra Music in Italy. She is also featured vocalist on Dexter Wansel’s Digital Groove World, Gospel recording Jesus and Me and background vocals on Lou Rawls “A Shooting Star”. She recorded and produced on her own R.E.D.D. KING RECORDS Now…Ain’t That Love, Simply Mellow, Fever and Seasons of Jazz Volume 1
Denise started her musical career in her late twenties and proclaimed herself a torch bearer. A keeper of the flame. She holds the preservation and presentation of the traditional style of Jazz singing close to her heart. No gimmicks, no pyrotechnics, just an intense focus on the melody and the
lyrical content. It is this philosophy that has found her touring extensively around the globe as an Ambassador of love, peace, and America’s indigenous music, Jazz.
From her warm and welcoming presence on stage, and her remembrance of the elders and ancestors whose shoulders she stands upon, Denise King is keeping the history, romance and importance of all the great Jazz singers and instrumentalists alive and well.
Sally K. Eisenberg – Abstract Artist and Holistic Health Coach
Something magical happens when Sally immerses herself with color and movement. She considers herself a life long artist, expressing herself through various mediums including mixed media, acrylics, works on paper, collage, and photography.
Sally grew up in a small town in south central Pennsylvania and has been residing in Philadelphia for over 35 years. Over the last 15 years after a career in marketing, advertising and special events, Sally has melded her passion for healthy food, lifestyle and art by offering cooking classes and empowering others to find the art in preparing healthy food. When she isn’t in her kitchen, Sally spends a majority of her time in her art studio getting messy and creating.
Solo shows have been held at Twenty-Two Gallery, 1241 Carpenter + Artspace, and Da Vinci Art Alliance, and The Cosmopolitan Club. She has been a part of many group shows including the Philadelphia Sketch Club, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), Fleisher Art Memorial, Naudain Art Collaborative, Da Vinci Art Alliance, ARTSisters and the Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts. She has been opening up her studio for the last few years as part of the Center for Emerging Visual Artists POST (Philadelphia Open Studio Tours). Sally’s work is in private collections throughout the United States and abroad.
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