Carmen’s Holiday Potluck!

 

Holiday_Partyc6d7b6Carmen’s Holiday Potluck!

Tuesday, Dec. 24— 5-10 pm (or whenever)

Carmen and Jim put out the basics— Salad, Rice & Beans, Picadillo, Plantains, plus Flan, Eggnog, Hot Spiced Cider and Sangria
(and maybe a few surprises!)
Bring friends, plus a drink or dish to share
No charge, no cover, just a good old fashioned neighborhood time!


198 1st Street
Troy, NY 12180
1-518-326-2064
Fri: 5:00 pm—10:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 9:00 am—4:00 pm

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Holiday Magic @ Art! / Mundo Nuevo @ Carmen’s Cafe

Lots of magic happening in the South Troy Arts District tonight with Magician Cory Haines performing at Art Gallery 200 1st St. and sweet Latin jazz performed live by Mundo Nuevo right next door at Carmen’s Cafe at 198 1st St.

ARTArt! Gallery 200: A night of magical entertainment and amazing artistic creations. Come finish your Holiday shopping with that perfect, one of a kind creation, and experience amazing magical entertainment by Cory Haines, at Art 200 First St. Troy, Friday, December 13, 2013 with shows at 7:00 and 9:00, and maybe some other, special magical moments throughout the evening! Come by for a truly magical experience!

Mundo NuevoCarmen’s Cafe: Friday, Dec. 13Sweet Latin jazz from the area’s best band Mundo Nuevo Shows at 6 & 8 pm   —   $5 cover—dance to the music! (reservations recommended)

Mundo Nuevo is a musical quartet that is dedicated to preserving the classic repertoire of the Spanish speaking Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Lush vocal harmonies, acoustic guitars, bongo and flute deliver the music of Rafael Hernandez, Miguel Matamoros, Armando Manzanero, Antonio Carlos Jobim and many more of the composers that make up the Latin American Songbook.

Holiday Magic at ART!

1466192_10151813294433137_905468300_nA night of magical entertainment and amazing artistic creations. Come finish your Holiday shopping with that perfect, one of a kind creation, and experience amazing magical entertainment by Cory Haines, at Art 200 First St. Troy, Friday, December 13, 2013 with shows at 7:00 and 9:00, and maybe some other, special magical moments throughout the evening! Come by for a truly magical experience!

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Happenings in South Troy: Hot Latin Jazz / A Splash of Color / Upcycled Original Art / Meet Lynn Kopka

Once again, the South Troy Arts District comes alive with music, culinary delights, fine art and an opportunity to meet Lynn Kopka candidate for Troy City Council.

This is the place to be:

Troy Night Out: Hot Latin Jazz provided by the Sensemaya Trio, Friday, October 25 @ Carmen’s Cafe, Cuban-Spanish-American Cuisine in a Bistro Setting, 198 1st St. Corner Adams. Enjoy the best Tapas by Rising Star Chef Chris Faraci.

South Troy Gets A Splash of Color! Ongoing Art Exhibit: Willie Marlowe, A Splash of Color Paintings and Collages @ Carmen’s Cafe, 198 1st St. Corner Adams, Troy NY

Art! (200 1st Street, South of Block 30) ::From 5-9 come see Elissa’s Whimsical Upcycled Original Art in her Solo Show @ Art! We are also offering a ZOMBIE & HALLOWEEN discount on selected work at 13% off Open Wed-Sun! 326-3946.

Meet and Greet The Candidate: Lynn Kopka for Troy City Council Wednesday, October 30, 5 – 7 pm @ Carmen’s Cafe, 198 1st St. Corner Adams, Troy NY. Tapas & Refreshments will be served.

Mundo Nuevo @ Carmen’s Cafe for Troy Night Out

Troy Night Out: Friday September 27th, 2013 Mundo Nuevo: Two shows 6:00PM & 8:00PM $5 cover.

Mundo Nuevo is a musical quartet that is dedicated to preserving the classic repertoire of the Spanish speaking Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Lush vocal harmonies, acoustic guitars, bongo and flute deliver the music of Rafael Hernandez, Miguel Matamoros, Armando Manzanero, Antonio Carlos Jobim and many more of the composers that make up the Latin American Songbook.

Two shows @ 6 & 8 PM $5 cover

Mundo Nuevo

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A Splash of Color in South Troy

A Splash Of Color at Carmen’s Café

Albany artist Willie Marlowe is displaying her work at Carmen’s Café, 198 First Street, Troy, through November 25.  The show, entitled “A Splash Of Color,” is curated by Jim Lewis.

Ms. Marlowe is a Professor Emerita, Sage College of Albany.  She is known for abstract canvases and collages with strong colors in interesting combinations.

“I always think of myself as an abstract painter, but travel has been a big influence, as well as archaeology, ancient and primitive art,” said Ms. Marlowe. “I love the idea that with each painting, I get to go somewhere I have never been before– each painting is a new adventure. I always want make the next painting, to live in it as it takes shape and to see it when it is finished.”

While it may seem at first glance that her works are dashed off quickly, Ms. Marlowe says they are built up slowly over time. Speaking from her Albany studio, she said, “I usually begin with a sgraffito (scratched) line, and work by subtracting paint, then by scraping through and sometimes building up layers of translucent glazes. I work on an intimate scale because it feels more direct from hand to paper.”

She notes that many pieces fail along the way, but that nothing is wasted.  “Sometimes there are parts that might work. I cut them out and keep them in a box in my studio— a box of future collage elements that might find their way into other paintings.”  Some collages are in this show, along with her paintings and digital art. More information can be found at www.WillieMarlowe.com

Ms. Marlowe is currently in invitational exhibitions in Venice, Finland, and at the Opalka Gallery in Albany. She has a solo show in Sacramento, California opening in mid September and has been in a group show at Ceres Gallery in NYC over the summer

An Artist’s Reception will be held on Thursday, September 19th from 5-8 pm at Carmen’s Café. Tapas samples and sangria will be served.

A Splash Of Color can be seen at Carmen’s Café, 198 First Street, until November 25. For information call (518) 326-2064. Hours are Friday 5-10 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9-4.

Yellow Track

Yellow Track, Acrylic and Collage on Paper, 14″ x 16″

Mayday Spun Glass
Mayday Spun Glass, Acrylic on Paper, 13 1/2″ x13 1/2″

Green Triangle
Green Triangle, Acrylic and Collage, 11″ x 24″
(triangular)

Benefit for the Collar City Ramble Friday August 30th

On Friday, August 30, Michael Century will perform on piano and accordion at a benefit for the Collar City Ramble at Carmen’s Café, 198 First Street in Troy. He will be accompanied by James Hanford (violin) and Kimberley Dolanski (voice)

A full Tapas menu, plus wine, beer, and sangria, will be available and posted online at CarmensCafeTroy.com. The cover charge of $5 will benefit The Ramble.  A collection will also be taken to support alternative transportation in Troy.

Performances will start at 6 and 8pm (separate admission).  For reservations call (518) 326-2064 (strongly recommended).

6pm:  Piano solos including Century originals and light classics, pop and jazz; then violin and piano with James Hanford performing Piazzolla, klezmer and Balkan folk tunes, Ravel, and Strauss.

8pm: Kimberley Dolanski interprets a full set of George Gershwin and Cole Porter classics, with Century closing on solo accordion.

Jim Lewis Reads Poe at the Troy Library

Don’t Miss This Special Event!
Thursday, August 15

Jim Lewis reads short stories out loud at the Troy Public Library
Jim Lewis Reads At The Troy Library

Jim Reads Poe at the Troy Library
Jim Lewis reads short stories out loud at the Troy Public Library
—As part of the Shorts Out Loud Program, Jim reads
The Facts In The Case of M. Valdemar
A gripping story of suspense and the afterlife
by Edgar Allen Poe,  the man who invented the short story

Also a Mini-concert by Andy Rutherford, internationally known lutist
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Troy Night Out in the South Troy Arts District!

South Troy comes alive with Great Art! Music! and Food! this Friday July 26th!

The joint will be jumpin’ at Carmen’s Cafe when the Doc Scanlon Trio hits the stage with Swingin’ Jazz from the 1920’s to the 1930’s. Carmen will be serving Cuban-Spanish-American Cuisine prepared by 2013 Rising Star Chef, Chris Faraci, in a cozy bistro setting. Friday Tapas Night has become a special occasion at Carmen’s Cafe.

Right next door at 200 1st Street, Art! Gallery hosts the opening of:

Stained & Fused Glass: July 15—Oct 15
Opening Receptions: July 26 5—9PM

The glass works of Joe Cardamone / Glass Fusion studios of Vermont

Joe Cardamone is a stained glass artist living in Bennington, Vermont. He incorporates both the leaded and copper  foil method of stained glass. Joe ran a  successful retail stained glass business  in Baltimore, Maryland for 3 years before  moving to Vermont in 2005. Joe has created  over 200 custom stained glass windows,  repairs and restorations. In addition, Joe has  taught classes in his studio to hundreds of participants, and is now expanding his  glass knowledge and offerings into  “warm glass” also know as fused glass.