Women’s History Month Music and Art Showcase
BY: DALIAH BELL
“The Hub at The Corner Grind” is a collaborative space created by Kenneth Paul Graham of Hub 17 NYC and Domenick Cinquemani of The Corner Grind Cafe. The new location serves as both a creative outlet and live entertainment haven, where over 40 people gathered to honor the artistry of women in their community on Saturday, March 23, 2019.
A Women’s Music and Art showcase organized by musician, writer, and producer Kimbra Eberly. Eberly connected female performers and artists of the Staten Island Community, for a mellow night of live music amid an art exhibition, hosted by DJ and event coordinator Girl On The Rocks.
Doors opened at 7 p.m., with refreshments aplenty, a night to celebrate powerful women and their talents began.The art gallery presented a complex and feminine display. Featured artists included J. Montana, ErinKelli Kilbane, Keri Sheheen, and Stephanie Kosinski also known as S.B. Kosinski.
The show opened with Singer Rina Sklar, and her Buffy the vampire slayer inspired performance. Followed by the dark-humored singer, Therina Bella, who was later Joined by bandmate, Maggie Serpica, to present “The Dolltits” their feminist acoustic pop band. Pianists and singer-songwriter, Grove Rune, charmed the crowd with her dulcet voice, accompanied with solid work on the keys. Singer-Songwriter from Brooklyn, Sakinah Iman, delivered a powerful and inclusive performance, with the crowd singing along to her hit single “Waiting Tables.”
Spectators and performers alike, rejoiced as the successful affair, commemorating different women from all walks of life, came to an end. “I am overwhelmed with love and admiration for our Staten Island art and music community, “ Grove Rune said. “ I am so proud and grateful to be a woman in this community.”