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Art Hearts: Daughters of Mercury + Pieces of Women + Liar, Liar Art’s on Fire

(Image via Sharon Spell)

(Image via Sharon Spell)

Close Hamm
Opening Monday August 15,  7 pm to 9 pm at ROOQ Fine Arts and Framing. On view through January 17.

Artist Sharon Spell seems to have each one of her hands equally in art and comedy: she’s worked with UCB since 2007, performs at The Moth, and has illustrated comic strips for the freaky people at The Onion, just to name a few bits from her resume. These two worlds unite in her “Close Hamm” diptychs– paintings depicting two distinct people joined together to create one image, much like the fine art of balance an improv-comedy duo’s always aiming for.

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TALE: NYC’s Finest Storytelling

Tale-of-Sand-GN-CoverThe legendary TALE returns – with a vengeance! (Minus the vengeance part.) No hokey themes. No dumb gimmicks. TALE is pure straight-up pro storytelling.(Plus a musician.)

Featuring NYC’s finest storytelling – with creds from SNL, NPR, Comedy Central, VICE, McSweeny’s, The Nation, and HBO, including DC Benny (Comedy Central, Sharon Spell (UCB, Harmon Leon (This American Life), Brändy Rowëll (Gotham Comedy Club), Sharif Ali (The PIT), Jennie Sutton (Carolines).