Last night, the Two Moon Art House and Cafe celebrated its final day of operation. The name will continue on in the form of their delicious shortbread cookies, but for now, the art house is no more.
I think we can all agree that after three years of film screenings, musical performances, figure drawing classes, art shows (ahem..), and standup comedy, the proprietors, Danielle Mazzeo and Joyce Pisarello, deserve a few quiet evenings at home. I would like to thank them for providing “The Mermaids of North America” with a home for the last six months. Their support and encouragement has meant so much, and I will never forget their generosity.
We may have lost our art house, but we have lived through some fantastic experiences, strengthened friendships, and of course eaten way too many chocolate espresso shortbread cookies. Thanks again, Joyce and Danielle!
The Circus painting series is at this point a collection of four studies: An Asian Elephant, California Sea Lion, A Macaque Monkey, and a Tiger.
The idea is not necessarily to show animals that are currently used by circuses but to show a historical selection of animals that have been used over the last century. The subjects of these Watercolor paintings were photographed by the artist at the Bronx Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and at other destinations in the United States and Asia.
The Jamaica Bay painting is a slight departure of from the rest of the Mermaids of North America series. Typically, this series shows mermaids either in an illustration pose or living their lives in a fashion that is separated from their natural habitat. In this case, a mermaid is portrayed in nature and the object that is out of place is a Checker Cab.
The last checker cab was taken out of service in 1999, which always felt like a shame to me. I know it’s silly to lament the loss of something that is made of steel, but I feel like the aesthetic of these iconic cars is something that will never come back. For all of the Checker Marathon taxi cabs that went to the scrap yard, I imagine that one of them made it here, and is well cared for.
For those of you who weren’t able to make it out to the Mermaids of North America art show last June, you can now stop by any time and see them at Two Moon Art House and Cafe. The painting series will be in residence until further notice.
Tee shirts, Hoodies, Onesies, etc… now available online.
All shirts are made in America.
The Mermaids of North America has completed its show at the Two Moon Art House, but you can still get prints online via the online store at Society6.com/brooklynseth.
13″ by 13″ notebook sized tote bags for $18.00
16″ by 16″ grocery sized tote bags for $22.00 (shown)
18″ by 18″ beach sized tote bags for $24.00
iPhone cases are also available.
Now you can look cool while drinking that cup of coffee with the HR department. Who wouldn’t want to show all of their coworkers that they support liberated females of all species? With this mug you can enjoy your morning beverage and force people to decide how they feel about half-human nudity at the same time. I mean it’s art right? What could possibly go wrong?
You can find more NSFW apparel from the Mermaids of North America here
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On Sunday June 9th, The Mermaids of North America opened at Two Moon Art House and Cafe. Family, friends, and complete strangers came out to see the collection on display for the first time. These paintings are the source material for the definitive mermaid bestiary of the same name.
Two Moon is the purveyor of fine shortbread snacks, coffee drinks, beer, wine, etc.. Speaking of which; it would be the ideal setting for you to relax and have a mimosa. Maybe, after a hard day at work, or after a hard day of marching in the Mermaid Parade. The show runs until June 29th.
See more information about Two Moon here: http://twomoonbklyn.com/art-house/
As the Coney Island Mermaid Parade draws near, you may be stuck with the same dilemma that I have every year: “What should my costume look like?”
Starting on June 8th, you can stop by the Two Moon Art House and Cafe and get some inspiration from the fifteen very eclectic paintings of mermaids on display. Two Moon is located at 315 4th Ave. Brooklyn, NY. The Mermaids of North America will be on display until June 29th.