We are bringing back the lost art of the European “Salon”.
Art takes many forms - visual, performing, culinary. We’d like you to join us!
Judd Street Exchange, home of the Van Dell Studio & Gallery, is located above the historic Marine General Store and is a premiere gallery for visual arts exhibitions. The “Salon Series” features music, theatre, spoken word, dance, and more in monthly gatherings designed to fully immerse an intimate audience into the world of a specific art form. A combination of performance and creativity exchange, this new collection of live art will include events all year long.
Scroll down for a little "Salon" history and to see upcoming events!
Guest Artist: Stephani Atkins
Guest Artist: Curtis & Loretta
Guest Artist: Jen Burleigh-Bentz
Guest Artists: Jesse Nelson, Anthony Orlando
Immerse yourself in a new form of reading! Stephani Halleen Atkins, who writes under the pseudonym s.c.halleen and is the President of SummerSnow Publications, will share the multimedia serial story platform that weaves audio, video, and image within a traditional digital book.
Event Location: Judd Street Exchange - 101 Judd Street, Suite 4, Marine on Saint Croix, MN
s.c halleen (Stephani Halleen Atkins) is a recovering nonprofit founder, current grant writer, and the aspiring creator of a new form of reading - the SummerSnow multimedia serial story which reads like an ebook but interweaves audio, image and film throughout the narrative. In addition, she has written a novel, edited tv spec scripts, hosted a radio show, and presented a TEDx talk entitled "World in Uproar: How Stories, Not Facts, Will Save the day.”
Next 11 Salons: February - December 2024
2 Friend Passes for first-time attendees
VIP Ticket for summer Concert on the Croix
(Value = $390+)
Thursdays, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
To reserve your tickets:
- Pay by card over the phone 651-300-9474
-Pay by check to Frosted Glass Creative - 270 5th Street, Marine on Saint Croix, MN 55047
-Click below to order online!
Directors Calyssa Hall and Randal Berger with Actors David Michaeli, Stephen Neff, Sarah Dickson, Cassidy Hall, and Michael Dufault
Synesthesia Artist Sarah Kraning and Composer Dana Vannen Anderson
Steve Clarke with Other Country Ensemble
Comedian Jason Douglas
A little history on the European "Salon”:
“Salons are nothing new, humans have been gathering together to discuss and debate ideas, and to share and savor new literature and music for centuries. They fall in and out of trend depending on the era, but for a solid 400 years or so, from about 1500 – 1900, salons were popular across Europe. The term salon suggests some modicum of regularity, and with that regularity came conversation, connection and community. Sometimes salons centered around a specific theme like poetry and at other times they were more general in scope. But the one central theme amongst them all was that the focus was on listening and speaking to each other, learning from those around you, your fellow guests at the salon.
While the roots of the salon can be found in Ancient Greece and Rome, the first recorded salons took place in Italy in the 15th Century, and these were a precursor to the Enlightenment Period. They were an opportunity for artists, poets, musicians, thinkers, the Renaissance intellectual glitteratti and their hangers-on, to come together across social classes to hob-nob and share ideas…” (Read more at this amazing source: thesalonhost.com)