The Embrace

Embrace me…

You Sweet Embraceable You…

Oh! the romance of it all!  To be in the arms of your loved one.

Taking each other close and making that contact.

This is powerful stuff.

Sure we are referring to the touching and kissing,

and intimacy shared between lovers.

But the embrace happens quickly sometimes, and more often,

and publicly.
embraceYet, it is no less than profound.

And even when mass produced…

Artist Unknown

…An artist’s portrayal of love’s embrace depicts something so  important to us.

It is the primal gesture of love.

OK… It’s true that deceit can exist under some very convincing  tenderness…

But an embrace is mostly shared as a noble  human experience…   conveying so many things…

Affection, trust, compassion, sorrow… passion… lust…

Ah! Ahhhh! Yes!  That inexplicable “lunge” for each other! Ohhhhh!…

It can take our breathe away!

But without the nobility in the intention, it becomes dangerous,  deceitful and indecent!

Holy!!!! There is so much risk involved!

And yet it can take place between lovers, siblings, parents, friends,

colleagues, even strangers… it can happen with pets and even  inanimate objects…

It is what it is…  We have all witnessed the magic in it.

Happy or sad, we reach out for the instant fulfillment it offers

and we receive something unexplainable and beautiful in return.

The embrace…  Exchanged soul to soul! Hey! Does a tree have a soul?

Oh! I don’t know!  It’s just…  In the intention…

Even if coming from only one to the other…

Something tremendous is transferred!!!

Something is given and somethings stays with us!

… even after we let go…

A gift to be cherished again and again! It is nothing less than sacred!

To embrace!

It is what it is… The powerful gesture given out of Love!

We can’t wait to take in the art that accompanies this genuine repose,

and to wish…  sweet love and tender embraces to you and yours.

Artist Unknown

In Honor of February,  Valentine’s Day  and The Embrace …

The IAM invites you to our Open “Mike” on February 28, 8pm

Meet our special guests

The Hot! Yet, Oh So Intelligent!

Goodie Girls:

Romy and Foxy are coming out from NYC!

They will present:

MARTY MATZ: The Surrealist Beat Poet –

the Lower East Side Biography Project’s video interview with the author.

They will tell about the making of his book “In the Seasons of My Eye”

(Panther Books, 2005), clipping his toenails and embracing the great  bulk of his being.


Books and Magazines will be available for purchase…

This event brought to us by Napoleon Zivkovic

Don’t miss it!

And more news below… if you miss anything see it on our website later.

Coming up…

Movie Nights after the meeting:

Vincent Brink shares his copies of Al Gore’s “The Inconvenient Truth”

and “Who Killed the Electric Car?”

In March:

Let’s  “Thaw”

for Open “Mike” with John Cento’s Clarinet Quartet

And submit works for

April’s, “Stupidity”

Inspect our own self destructive mentality during Earth Month  2007

Curated by Sharon Ronk Write to submit…


Repent for our Show in May …

The 7 Deadly Sins…

lead by Lisa Cohen and Michael Craft ( … please write to submit  your works. )

Check out their upcoming show…

Living in Color

And Hey!…. Help us out with two big collaborations for the summer  months…

We need to borrow spaces for our events…  one day to three months  at a time… Any ideas?

Want to dance?  …have a drumming workshop?  … a show at your  place? Let us know…

We will come to you…

And we are preparing for our summer extravaganza!  and it’s all about  Paterson!”

In collaboration with Giovanni Gallella and Jay McClurg of Fallout_Here.

And at the same time! Let’s build a Monument to Paterson under The  FluxFactory’s

Dynamic Duo: Stefany Anne Goldberg and Morgan Meis

Checkout their most interesting talents and get a taste of what they  are up to…

Thank you, Vincent Brink…

for your generous contributions to our Donations Bucket… weekly…

You thought we didn’t notice!!!

And Thanks James Manzella and Tri County Lexus!  The Guitar Center  Awaits!

Oh and The IAM invites you to BYOB for all of our events!

Donations accepted…

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