LabourLove Gallery Collective Magic and Mystery
Saturday, March 12 · 7 pm – 10 pm : “Magic and Mystery” Second Saturday at LabourLove with magician/artist “Magic Mike” and book reading from Yuri’s Brush with Magic by writer/artist Maureen Wartski.
Book reading from 7-8, Magic Mike will perform throughout the evening.
Bring the whole family, and join LabourLove for a night filled with magic and mystery. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite magical character. Muggle garb (casual dress) is also acceptable. Our first party was a huge success with over 200 attendees. Check out the photos here and here to see our wonderful patrons dressed up and enjoying the evening.
Michael Casey will perform tricks that will leaving you breathless while author Maureen Crane Wartski will read from her latest children’s book, Yuri’s Brush with Magic. In addition to their talents in performance and literature respectively, Michael and Maureen are participating artists in the LabourLove Collective. We also would like to take this opportunity to welcome five new artists to the collective:
- Melissa Smith: www.ladybuglemonade.etsy.com
- Robert Harrison: http://web.mac.com/robertgharrisonart/Site/Home.html
- Myra Williamson: www.myrawilliamson.com
- Renata McConnell: http://www.renatamcconnell.com
- Katherine Meehan: www.petulantpetunia.etsy.com
Michael Casey, Magic Mike:
Michael was born in Baltimore, Maryland and during his upbringing often times found himself in gifted classes. During the 1980′s his family moved down south when his father enlisted in the Marines to help his struggling family. It was during this time that Michael found the mystery, beauty, and magic that is the south.
During his academic career at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and a strange series of events, Michael found his way into magic and he has not looked back since. Spending several years studying magic from the US, England, and even Japan. During this journey, he has found his own unique style.
Michael started his professional magic career in 2002 serving as the house Magician for Maggiano’s Little Italy in Southpoint, the house magician for The Mellow Mushroom on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh, and he now resides as the featured entertainment at The Crunkleton on 320 West Franklin Street. Michael has quickly become one of the most sought after magicians in the triangle area for his unique and organic style of magic.
As word of his magic has spread, he has been hired to engage audiences all over North America. From Vancouver, to San Francisco, to Chicago, and Boston, just to name a very few, he has become a staple in Corporate Cocktail hours and exclusive After Parties. Michael has performed exclusive magic for American Express and Yep Roc Records and he has even shared the bill with such musical acts as Faster Pussycat, LA Guns, Unknown Hinson, The Rosebuds, American Aquarium, and many, many more. Check Mike out at his website: www.caseymagic.com
Maureen Crane Wartski:
Maureen is a local fine artist and award-winning children’s book author. Her newest book for kids, Yuri’s Brush with Magic, is about finding the magic in everyday life and discovering the creative power of art. Featuring Japanese folktales, a sea turtle rescue and a mystery to solve, Yuri’s Brush with Magic is a perfect gift for preadolescent girls and their Moms. Maureen Wartski’s website: www.maureenwartski.com
Maureen Wartski will read from Yuri’s Brush with Magic, talk about the creative process and be available to personalize your first-edition copies.
Yuri’s Brush with Magic is the inaugural publication from Sleepy Hollow Books, a children’s book publisher in Durham, North Carolina. Yuri’s Brush with Magic (for ages 9-13) is also available at www.sleepyhollowbooks.com and from your local bookstore.
Beer will be provided by our friends and neighbors Triangle Catering (The Cotton Room)
Food: TBA (Guaranteed to be kid & vegetarian friendly)
Music and cool vibe provided by D.J. Sean the Revelator
Suggested Donation at the door to help support the collective.
There will be an art table set up for all the kiddo’s and adults to enjoy!
We need your Vote: LabourLove Gallery has been nomiated for Best Art Gallery, along with our friends and neighbors, Golden Belt Studios. Voting ends soon! You can cast your vote here: http://server1.emailcampaigns.net/survey/?c=8813&id=13. As always we appreciate your support!
Join the collective: LabourLove Collective has room for more artists! If you are interested in joining the collective, we are currently accepting applications. Please visit our website for all the information: http://labourlove.com/blog/join-the-collective
Come out and support all the artists of LabourLove Collective!
- Nancy Tuttle May - www.nancytuttlemay.com
- Guy Wilkins - www.guywilkinsart.com
- Sarah Wilkins - http://www.sarahwilkinsart.com
- Cheryl Knox - http://www.absolutearts.com/knox/
- Stephanie Smith - www.zassdesign.etsy.com
- Jody Cedzidlo - http://www.flytrapstudios.com
- Libby Cole - imissyoualready.com
- Kimberly Wheaton - www.KimberlyWheaton.com
- Catherine Howard - http://catherinejhoward.com
- Michael Casey - www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Casey
- Marcy Litle - marcylit.com
- Beth Palmer - http://www.bethpalmerstudio.com
- Lynn Wartski - http://www.wartskisculpture.com/
- Maureen Wartski - http://www.maureenwartski.com/
- Jenifer Padilla - www.jeniferpadilla.com
- Luis Franco - www.francoproject.com
- Bethany Bash - www.bethanybash.com
- Paige Travis - http://www.perchedartstudio.com
- Sharon Barnes - artbysharonbarnes.com
- Katherine Kovach - http://about.me/katherinekovach
- Melissa Warren - www.melicioustees.com
- Jim Senter