Wednesday, January 7, 2015

An Art Exhibit This Weekend

Event Flyer

Moonlight and Mangos will be exhibiting her work at the CASK Visual Art Center this Saturday, January 10 from 6 PM to 9 PM. This exhibition will be in memory of those who lost their life five years ago during the January 12 earthquake in Haiti. Attendees will have a chance to purchase the artworks, and 50 percent of the proceeds will go to Haiti Relief Fund, Inc., a foundation to wich the Moonlight and Mangos artist is a vice president. Please see the flyer for more info.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Filmmaker Luca Guardabscio has a new movie coming out. It's a documentary produced by Robert Morris University and Guardabascio on the life and death of poet Zach Aiko, who vanished in 2014 right before he held a conference at the university.

Below are two trailers of the documentary, edited by journalist and blogger Katherine Withrow and singer and filmmaker Victoria Lomax respectively:

Promo 1

Promo 2

Saturday, November 29, 2014

And the journey continues

Photo provided by Luca Guardabascio
On Wednesday November 19th, Luca Guardabascio presented his book, "Stones on the Ocean," at Oberlin College in Ohio. On December 4th, he will return to Detroit for another presentation. He plans to present the book in Philadelphia on December 13th and in New York on December 15th. The New York presentation will be sponsored by La Federazione Delle Associazioni Campane in USA.

Guardabascio is also busy shooting a new movie on the Italian American poet, Zach Aiko at Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania. Click here to be directed to the official Facebook page of the movie.

Photo provided by Guardabascio
Photo provided by Guardabascio

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mark your calendar!

Photo provided by Moonlight & Mangos
The Artist behind Moonlight and Mangos has been very busy wearing many hats, including working for the Nassau County government and preparing for the upcoming Tuesday November 4th election.
The four days leading to the election will be the busiest as The Artist will be managing the Get out to Vote initiative for the re-election campaign of Haitian-American NYS Assemblywoman, Michaelle Solages. This initiative aims to encourage NY residents in especially Elmont and Valley Stream to vote and become more involved in their community's decision-making process.
"It's important to vote," said The Artist. "If people don't get up and vote, they will never get what they deserve."
"People count on us to not vote so they can stay in power," she added. "You can't complain [about your situation] if you don't do something."
The Artist is in charge of coordinating with volunteers and paying workers to make phone calls for the election. Moreover, she is currently looking for poll workers for 2Pm-9PM and 3PM-7PM shifts. The salary is 10/hr. If you are looking to make extra cash and help out an important cause, please get in touch with her at (516) 244-9560.
She also works as the director of Creative Art Space for Kids, a non-profit art center for kids located in the Long Island area. There, you will also find her paintings along the walls for purchase.
"I have been selling a lot of paintings," said The Artist who explained that despite her busy schedule, she always manages to find time to paint. 
There will be an Open House for the Creative Art Space for Kids on November 16th. On December 6th, The Artist will have an Art Exhibition also at the Creative Art Space for Kids. This exhibition will be a celebration of her birthday and a ground to raise money for Haiti Relief Fund, an organization where The Artist serves as Vice President. 34% of the proceeds will go to this organization. 
She further explained that wearing very different hats makes her more creative. 
"This is just the beginning," she stated. "I have no limit." 
She is now working on putting together an art book and a collection of her writings. 

I plan to see all of you at those events. The Creative Art Space for Kids address is below. ;)
CASK Creative Art Space for Kids
48 Atlantic Ave Lynbrook NY 11563

Photo provided by Moonlight & Mangos
Photo provided by Moonlight & Mangos

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Stones on the Ocean Presentations

The Flyer of the NYPD event on Oct. 23rd. Courtesy of Luca Guardabascio
This upcoming week, Luca Guardabascio will be very busy presenting his new book, Stones on the Ocean: The story of Giovanni Esposito and Joe Petrosinoi, in Michigan. He will be a speaker at the XIV Week of Italian Language in the World event by Wayne State University on Wednesday Oct. 22nd.
The next day, Thursday Oct. 23rd, Guardabascio will be presenting at the New York Pizza Depot (NYPD) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As quoted by David Chase, the creator of The Sopranos, Guardabascio's book covers a topic that despite its prominence has not been covered a lot: The great Italian migration.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Stones on The Ocean

The cover of Luca Guardabascio's new book, "Stones on The Ocean
Luca Guardabascio's book on the life of Joe Petrosino and Givanni Esposito, two Italians who migrated to the United States, is now available! The story touches on a very important subject, the Italian migration to the USA, and their contribution to the American culture and history. This project has been a long time coming, and you can see the blog post we wrote on this cool project on May 23rd, 2013 by clicking here.

He will presenting the book in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Detroit, and New York.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

31 Poems

Sur Mon 31 is officially published and available on Amazon, iTune, Sociéte des Écrivains and Tanguy Exumé describes it all as a dream come true–something that he wanted to accomplished for a long time now.
Years ago as a staff member of the Salon du Livre de Montréal, he tried to imagine what it would feel like to be one of those authors.
Today he is in Montréal presenting his collection of poetry at the Journée du Livre Haïtien.The official book launch was on August 7th at Le Centre Culturel Francophone in Vancouver. More events will be coming up. On September 7th, he will be reading some of his English work in the Poetic Justice event in Vancouver. He is also planning a spoken word show on September 19th.
Be among the first to know everything happening with Exumé and his new book by following him on Twitter.