THE GATHERING vol. II
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24
1714 N MASCHER STREET PHILADELPHIA, PA
“The Gathering: an Artsi nightlife experience” – Where Friday night at the bar and evening at the theatre meet. On August 24th, bring your circle of friends to the Sculpture Courtyard for a classy immersive art party experience. Guests will enjoy an open bar, hor d’ouevres and site-specific art produced by Philadelphia’s finest. The evening will include works curated by Evalina Wallis Carbonell (dance), Fox Rivers (Cello), Ashley Davis (Poetry), Jessica Cantone/Connor O'Neill (Vocal/Guitar), and Angi Vita (Visual Artist)!!!
We are also excited to welcome DJ Kevin Ngo who will playing a set at the end of the evening to take care of your dancing needs.
Meet someone new, experience art and let us take you on a journey!
See you at the Sculpture Courtyard on Friday, August 24!
Meet the Team
Jessica Cantone + Connor O'Neill
Jess and Connor are a vocal/guitar duo that specialize in performing Jazz, R&B, Blues, and Pop music. They both graduated as Jazz Performance Majors from the University of the Arts, which led them to eventually become not only musical partners, but a couple as well. They have been performing together for almost two years, during which, they have performed at venues ranging from small coffeehouses to large concert halls and events.
Ashley Davis is California born and raised, New York educated, Boston bred, Philly based black , queer, womxn, poet, educator whose work is personal and performed with the intention to connect to those around her in order to build community and continue healing. Ashley was a part of the VONA 2017 cohort facilitated by Patricia Smith, was a part of the 2016 Finalist team "House Slam" at the National Poetry Slam, and was a finalist for the 2016 National Underground Individual Poetry Competition. She currently lives with her grandmother and great-grandmother connecting to her spirit guides, learning her craft, and protecting her energy.
Evaline Carbonell known affectionately as “Wally,” is a Philadelphia-based dance artist. A passionate performer, creator, and teacher, she received her early training at the National Ballet School in Maryland. She went on to earn her BFA in Dance from Florida State University. Upon graduation, Evalina joined the Roxey Ballet Company, dancing as a principal artist from 2005-2011. In 2012, Evalina joined the internationally active, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers. In addition to her work with KYL/D, she works nationally and locally, choreographing and presenting her own work, performing as a guest artist, and teaching dance, Gyrotonic, and Gyrokinesis. Evalina is an innovator who creates sensual, inspired, highly physical dance that seeks to communicate, unearthing humanity, and framing it with clarity. This September, Evalina “Wally” Carbonell premieres her new work, “Carry Me,” an evening-length dance work for five women dedicated to those we carry, those who carry us, and all that we carry inside.
Ajibola Jeremy Rivers, also known by his stage name "Fox," is a Nigerian-Cherokee-American performing artist and educator from Lafayette Hill, PA. He regularly performs as a cellist and bass guitarist, and occasionally performs as a double bassist and a singer. He is a self-taught composer, arranger, and songwriter immersed in numerous ongoing writing projects.
DJ Kevin Ngo
Passionate, that's how one would describe Kevin and his love for dancing and hosting events. With over 17 years of experience and a vast portfolio of working relationships and events, he is one of Philly's most sought after promoter, DJ and dance instructor. Kevin is recognized for his hardworking, meticulous, professional, courteous and enthusiastic qualities that set him apart. Through the planning of his events through his company, Dance Republic, he is continually innovating and striving to provide a better experience for all to enjoy.
Contigo Photos + FILMS
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AMBient Event Group
Ambient Event Group is a premier entertainment company built to redefine the event industry. With over a decade of professional experience, our talented DJs and Emcees are the most coveted in the business.
Be on the look-out for these events coming up this season:
1. Poetry evening centered around black queer femme artists. Collaborating Artist: Ashley Davis
2. Flamenco night with tapas and drinks. Collaborating Artist: Pasion y Arte Flamenco
3. Visual Art showcase with live sculptures. Collaborating Artist: John Singletary.