The Urban Tarot by Robin Scott

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The Urban Tarot 

by Robin Scott

May 9 – July, 2016 at Lucky Luna Restaurant and Bar 

“Too often we are told that magic and wisdom belong only to the forgotten forests, the places untouched by human hands, and to ages long lost to memory.

I reject this idea. I look around my world, and I see the beauty, the wonder, the magic in the metropolis, the power under the pavement.

I created The Urban Tarot upon the belief that the ideas and truths referred to by the Tarot are eternal and universal, even if many of the images and symbols that have become connected to the cards no longer resonate with a modern reader. What once might have seemed familiar to the layperson of centuries ago is now arcane and confusing. The Urban Tarot is an attempt to reclaim the power of that old magic and bring it within the reach of the 21st century seeker of truth.

The deck began its life in 2003, during my senior year at Parsons School of Design. At the time, I was mostly unfamiliar with the Tarot, and I did not personally own a deck. I was commissioned, along with three other artists, to create a Tarot deck that was intended to be a tie-in product to a role-playing game. Although the original project fell through, I found myself drawn to the images of the Tarot as an illustrative challenge. Over the years, I often found myself wishing I could return to the project and see the deck completed.

In 2012, I ran a campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds to finally complete the deck. Hundreds of people came forward to support and be a part of the project, and the campaign not only met its goal, but ended up raising much more than I had originally asked for. Humbled and grateful, I began the journey of completing all remaining cards, working on the series full-time for the next three years.

This deck’s structure is based heavily on the Thoth Tarot, conceptualized by Aleister Crowley and painted by Lady Frieda Harris between 1938 and 1943. It uses, with few exceptions, the same card names as the Thoth deck, and has a similar emphasis on the elemental associations within the set. The deck also draws significant inspiration from the older Rider-Waite deck, originally published in 1910 and illustrated by the incomparable Pamela Colman Smith.

The meanings I assign to each card should be considered no more authoritative than anyone else’s. The Tarot is a tradition with centuries of history, and this particular deck is but one small part of that long story. In creating it, I have drawn upon the work of many others, and found meanings through the lens of my own life and the world I live in. I encourage every seeker to do the same, finding their own individual truth in these cards; your interpretations are ultimately as legitimate as my own.

Those who are familiar with the earlier decks and their associated magical traditions are encouraged to find correspondences in this deck which reference those older systems. Those who are new to the Tarot are encouraged to seek their own truths in the images contained here; to find resonances to their own life and to the world around them. All readers are encouraged to let their intuition be their guide, and to see the miraculous in the mundane. ______ Robin Scott

Robin Scott is an artist, an illustrator, a graphic designer, and a web developer.  She is a transgender woman, a feminist, a radical optimist, a futurist, and a utopian socialist.  She is also a hostess, a chef, a comic book fan, a
gamer, and a huge geek.  She lives with her wife and some other amazing ladies in a castle in the sky on the Upper West Side of New York City. More of her work can be found online at RobinScottArt.com

Join us May 9th from 7-10pm at Lucky Luna, 167 Nassau Ave, BK 11222 for the Opening Reception where you will have the opportunity to meet Robin, hear her talk about her project, purchase prints and tarot decks on site, and maybe even get a reading….

Free and Open to the Public.

Bar Service Only

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The end is only the begining

It’s been a crazy beautiful year for Lucky Luna and friends.  We wanted to take the opportunity to share with everyone some of our most memorable moments of laughter, love, food and fun.

We started out the year participating (and winning some) bloody mary festivals.  Ken also was invited to speak about Taiwanese food and culture with the awesome author and foodie, Cathy Erway, in an event to launch her book, The Food of Taiwan.

 

While enjoying some of Greenpoint sights, we also reveled in a little press attention- from Edible Magazine and Thrillist to Brooklyn Magazine.

We also were honored to host so many amazing talents at Lucky Luna, through our gallery shows, Comedy Nights, musical performances, and Artist Salons.

And of course, we focused on some food exploration and experimentations.

And cocktails, too!

We also were able to share in the joys of our neighbors, friends and made new ones!

And as always, our darling Drake (@DraketheUnderDog) is there for comfort and comic relief.

Here’s to an amazing new year!

Thanks to each and every one of you, 2015 is one for the books!

 

Fall news

Lucky Luna EVENTS

Monday, November 16th Doors @ 7pm:

Comedy Night @ Lucky Luna

Come to the last Comedy Night of the year! Funny lady Amanda Hurley will be hosting and is bringing a solid line-up of local lady comedic talents: Blair Socci, Carmen Lagala, Katie Haller and Peggy O’Leary.

Doors are at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm. It’s totally free, going to be hilarious and drinks will be drunk. Sorry folks, no food- Bar Service Only.

Thursday, November 26th AND Friday, November 27th

We will be closed for Thanksgiving and the following Friday so that we and our awesome staff can spend quality time with loved ones. We shall see you all for brunch at noon on Saturday!!!

Monday, December 14th @ 7pm:

Gamba Z and Lucky Luna Artist Salon

Save the best for last! Join us for the final GAMBA Z’s Artist Salon of 2105!!!

GAMBA Z’s Artist Salon is a monthly gathering of artists to showcase/celebrate their work and the power of creativity as a means of collaboration, consciousness, perspective and change.

Come on out and support GAMBA Zine and Lucky Luna’s efforts to build, connect and collaborate with the Brooklyn and beyond artist community. If you have questions or are interested in performing, reading, dancing, singing or any type of presentation please feel free to email info@luckylunany.com w/ subject “Artist Salon”. Bar Service Only. Line-up TBA.

Thursday, December 24th AND Friday, December 25th

We will be closed for the holidays again so that the Lucky Luna crew can spend quality time with loved ones. We shall see you all for brunch at noon on Saturday!!!

Thursday, December 31st: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

We will be open and running our regular hours (12pm – 11pm)

Friday, January 1st

We will open at 5pm for regular dinner service.

Lucky Luna Fall Events

 

Lucky Luna EVENTS

Events are at Lucky Luna 167 Nassau Avenue, BK 11222 and FREE, unless otherwise noted

Wednesday, September 9 @ 8pm:

Wino “Wren”sday!

Enjoy $2 off all wines by the glass/ $10 off all bottles with the musical stylings of Jenny Wren!

https://soundcloud.com/jennywrensounds

Monday, September 14th @ 7pm:

Gamba Z and Lucky Luna Artist Salon

GAMBA Z’s Artist Salon is a monthly gathering of artists to showcase/celebrate their work and the power of creativity as a means of collaboration, consciousness, perspective and change.

Come on out and support GAMBA Zine and Lucky Luna’s efforts to build, connect and collaborate with the Brooklyn and beyond artist community. If you have questions or are interested in performing, reading, dancing, singing or any type of presentation please feel free to email Lucky Luna at info@luckylunany.com with subject “Artist Salon” Sorry folks, no food- Bar Service Only. Line-up TBA.

Check out the Gamba Z blog: http://gambazine.tumblr.com/

For more info and to apply for Gamba Z Artist Residency: http://issuu.com/gambazine/docs/gamba_z_s_residency_brosure_

Wednesday, September 16th

Mexican Independence Day

Independence Day celebrates the day Miguel Hidalgo is believed to have made the cry for independence (El Grito de la Independencia) in the town of Dolores, in the north-central part of the Mexican state of Guanajuato. Hidalgo was one of the nation’s leaders during the War of Independence in Mexico. There is no scholarly agreement on what was exactly said by Hidalgo, but his speech, also known as the cry of Dolores (el Grito de Dolores), was made on September 16, 1810 to motivate people to revolt against the Spanish regime. Hidalgo’s army fought against the Spanish soldiers in the fight for independence, but he was captured and executed on July 30, 1811. Mexico’s independence was not declared until September 28, 1821.

Join us in celebration with sweet specials on Mexicali beer, Montelobos mezcal, and mezcal-inspired cocktails! Of course we’ll pair these bevies with some tasty food deals, too. Plus, we’ll have some old school luchador movies rolling and maybe a surprise or two….. ¡Oralé!

Monday, September 28th Doors @ 7pm:

Comedy Night @ Lucky Luna

OMG last month’s inaugural COMEDY NIGHT was so hilarious that we had to put another one on the books. Chuckle-master Gerrit Elzinga will be hosting again and has invited a stellar crew of local comedians to share their funnies. Stellar line-up: Amanda Hurley , Paul Hooper, Drew Whitney Morgan, Nick Padilla, John Jorif, Graham VanBach, Justy Dodge, and Mike Recine!

Doors are at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

It’s totally free, going to be hilarious and drinks will be drunk.

Sorry folks, no food- Bar Service Only.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1689046747982839/

Wednesday, September 30th @ 8pm:

Wino “Wren”sday!

Enjoy $2 off all wines by the glass/ $10 off all bottles with the musical stylings of Jenny Wren!

https://soundcloud.com/jennywrensounds

Monday, October 12th @ 7pm:

ART Opening Reception for Jason Palmeri

Jason Palmeri is a Brooklyn based artist inspired by the beauty of urban chaos. His professional experience includes photography, printmaking, and mural painting. Current works of his have been shown in both group and solo shows throughout NYC. Influenced by pop art and street art culture, Palmer uses mostly found materials such as leftover house paint and spray paint to begin a process of drip work, layering, and scraping of vibrant colors that prep his canvas. This first step creates a back drop reminiscent of well worn city walls covered in decades of graffiti. Over these abstract landscapes he paints imagery evocative of the difficulties and triumphs associated with city living. The accessibility and humor of his ever evolving style offset the often dark subject matter of his paintings.

Join us as we welcome Jason and his art to Lucky Luna with drink specials and sweet jams. You’ll also have the chance to hear Jason talk about his art and be the first to get your hands on his new stuff. More info to follow.

www.palmeriart.com

Monday, October 19th @ 7pm:

Gamba Z and Lucky Luna Artist Salon

GAMBA Z’s Artist Salon is a monthly gathering of artists to showcase/celebrate their work and the power of creativity as a means of collaboration, consciousness, perspective and change.

This week we are happy to welcome a few international artists to our evening’s list of performers!

Come on out and support GAMBA Zine and Lucky Luna’s efforts to build, connect and collaborate with the Brooklyn and beyond artist community. If you have questions or are interested in performing, reading, dancing, singing or any type of presentation please feel free to email Lucky Luna at info@luckylunany.com with subject “Artist Salon” Sorry folks, no food- Bar Service Only. Line-up TBA.

Check out the Gamba Z blog: http://gambazine.tumblr.com/

For more info and to apply for Gamba Z Artist Residency: http://issuu.com/gambazine/docs/gamba_z_s_residency_brosure_

Monday, October 26th @ 7pm:   POSTPONED

Drink-n-Draw Karaoke   

Join us for our first ever drink-n-draw karaoke! A night for introverts and extroverts alike! We’ll supply the tunes, some drawing tools, libations and good vibes. Bring your friends, any drawing materials you’d like to work with and your warmed-up pipes to belt your heart out! More info coming soon.

Bar service only. Must be 21.

Stay tuned for more events!!!!

August Events at Lucky Luna

Lucky Luna EVENTS

Events are at Lucky Luna 167 Nassau Avenue, BK 11222 and FREE, unless otherwise noted

Wednesday, July 29th @ 8pm:

Wino “Wren”sday!

Enjoy $2 off all wines by the glass/ $10 off all bottles with the musical stylings of Jenny Wren!

https://soundcloud.com/jennywrensounds

Monday, August 3rd @ 7pm:

A.J. Springer works

Andrea Jane Springer artwork from show, Submerged, on display now at Lucky Luna

 

 

Gamba Z and Lucky Luna Artist Salon

GAMBA Z’s Artist Salon is a monthly gathering of artists to showcase/celebrate their work and the power of creativity as a means of collaboration, consciousness, perspective and change.

https://www.facebook.com/events/424697481050327/

Come on out and support GAMBA Zine and Lucky Luna’s efforts to build, connect and collaborate with the Brooklyn and beyond artist community. If you have questions or are interested in performing, reading, dancing, singing or any type of presentation please feel free to email Lucky Luna at info@luckylunany.com with subject “Artist Salon” Sorry folks, no food- Bar Service Only. Line-up TBA.

Check out the Gamba Z blog: http://gambazine.tumblr.com/

For the digital versions of issues #2 & #3: http://issuu.com/gambazine

For more info and to apply for Gamba Z Artist Residency: http://issuu.com/gambazine/docs/gamba_z_s_residency_brosure_

Monday, August 10th Doors @ 7pm:

Comedy Night @ Lucky Luna

We are stoked to hold our first ever COMEDY NIGHT!! Funnyman Gerrit Elzinga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cs9G_lDDZE will be hosting this premiere event featuring a slew of local comedians: Derek Humphrey, Jericho Davidson, Liz Magee, Matt McClowry, Josh Chudnovsky, Peggy O’ Leary, Andrew Casertano and Sam Evans (and maybe a few more….)

Doors are at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

It’s totally free, going to be hilarious and drinks will be drunk.

Sorry folks, no food- Bar Service Only.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1689046747982839/

Wednesday, August 12th @ 8pm:

Wino “Wren”sday!

Enjoy $2 off all wines by the glass/ $10 off all bottles with the musical stylings of Jenny Wren!

Wednesday, August 19th @ 8pm:

Wino “Wren”sday!

Enjoy $2 off all wines by the glass/ $10 off all bottles with the musical stylings of Jenny Wren!

 

…………………………And more events to come!!!!

Lucky Luna Summer Events Pt 1

Lucky Luna EVENTS

Events are at Lucky Luna 167 Nassau Avenue, BK 11222 and FREE, unless otherwise noted

 

Wednesday, June 17th @ 8pm:

Wino “Wren”sday! Enjoy $2 off all wines by the glass/ $10 off all bottles with the musical stylings of Jenny Wren!

https://soundcloud.com/jennywrensounds

Monday, June 22nd @ 7pm:

Opening Reception for Andrea Jane (A.J.) Springer’s solo show, “Submerged”

Make new friends, bring old ones, see some art, sip some bubbles, listen to some music, and meet the ridiculously talented mixed material artist as she discusses her work.

https://www.facebook.com/events/680509645426645/

Check out A.J.’s art http://www.andreajanespringer.com/

Wednesday, June 24th @ 8pm:

Wino “Wren”sday! Enjoy $2 off all wines by the glass/ $10 off all bottles with the musical stylings of Jenny Wren!

https://soundcloud.com/jennywrensounds

Monday, June 29th @ 7pm:

Gamba Z and Lucky Luna Artist Salon

GAMBA Z’s Artist Salon is a monthly gathering of artists to showcase/celebrate their work and the power of creativity as a means of collaboration, consciousness, perspective and change.

Come on out and support GAMBA Zine and Lucky Luna’s efforts to build, connect and collaborate with the Brooklyn and beyond artist community. If you have questions or are interested in performing, reading, dancing, singing or any type of presentation please feel free to email Lucky Luna at info@luckylunany.com with subject “Artist Salon” Sorry folks, no food- Bar Service Only. Line-up TBA. https://www.facebook.com/events/109869559349221/

Check out the Gamba Z blog: http://gambazine.tumblr.com/

For the digital versions of issues #2 & #3: http://issuu.com/gambazine

For more info and to apply for Gamba Z Artist Residency: http://issuu.com/gambazine/docs/gamba_z_s_residency_brosure_

Saturday, July 4th

CLOSED

Lucky Luna will be closed Independence Day. We will resume normal operating hours Sunday, July 5, opening at noon.

…………………………And more events to come!!!!

Oh, what bloody fun!!!

It’s been a bloody week! 

As many of you know, we had been gearing up for the 2nd Annual Brooklyn Bloody Mary festival- defending our title for Brooklyn’s Best Bloody which we won last year for our Kimchee & Nori concoction.  This year, we wanted to bring something more on the Mexican side. We spent days and hours, pint after pint, and blasted our tastebuds experimenting with spicy, savory, sweet and tangy variations and came up with our Mole Mary- inspired by the earthy, chocolate, spiciness of Oaxacan moles.  While we didn’t take home a prize, we had a blast.  Some 900 hundred bloody mary fans poured into Industry City in Sunset Park to sample the best of Brooklyn.  So come on by and try the new addition to our brunch menu for yourselves.  

 

 

Spring Event Schedule

Lucky Luna EVENTS
Events are at Lucky Luna 167 Nassau Avenue, BK 11222 and FREE, unless otherwise noted
Monday, March 30th @7:30pm
Gamba Z and Lucky Luna Artist Salon
GAMBA Z’s Artist Salon is a monthly gathering of artists to showcase/celebrate their work and the power of creativity as a means of collaboration, consciousness, perspective and change.
Come on out and support GAMBA Magazine and Lucky Luna’s efforts to build, connect and collaborate with the Brooklyn and beyond artist community. If you have questions or are interested in performing, reading, dancing, singing or any type of presentation please feel free to email Lucky Luna at info@luckylunany.com with subject “Artist Salon”
Sorry folks, no food- Bar Service Only.
Musicians:
~ Lola D. Pearl
~ Jenny Wren
~ Rickee Stevens
Literary/Visual Artists and Performers include:
~ Nathan Thornhill
~ Autumn Kioti
~ Melissa Hunter Gurney
~ Raquel Penzo
~ Chris Campanioni

 

Monday, April 6 @ 7pm:
Opening Reception for Rachel O’Donnell’s solo show, “Goodbye Lullaby Land”
Join us for the opening reception party and meet Rachel! A little music, full bar, fun people and art- what better way to spend a Monday?!

 

Sunday, April 12th @ 1pm (Event takes place at Industry City):
2nd Annual Brooklyn Bloody Mary Festival
Join us as we defend our title of Brooklyn’s Best Bloody Mary! Worthy fellow contenders include Pok Pok, Mominette, Catfish, Cain’s Tavern, Bar 706, Congress Bar, Black Swan, Beast of Bourbon, Teddy’s, Enid’s, and Char No.4. Tickets include unlimited bloody tastings, lunch from Delaney BBQ, and live music with The Afro-Latineers. You will also have a chance to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award! Must be 21.
Event takes place at Industry City at 233 37th Street, Brooklyn NY 11232 ——Update: !!!!!SOLD OUT !!!!!

 

Wednesday, April 15th @ 8pm: CANCELLED
Wino “Wren”sday! Enjoy $2 off all wines by the glass/ $10 off all bottles with the musical stylings of Jenny Wren! Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/1556213757997865/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
 

 

Monday, April 20th Doors at 7pm, movie starts @7:30pm:
Join us for Monday Movie Night! We will start out debuting the trailer for our very own filmmaker Austin Radford’s grand opus in the making. We will then screen “Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale” (2012) 155 min. English subtitles. Bar service only. Free!!!
Wei Te-sheng’s epic film Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale reclaims an extraordinary episode from 20th century history which is little-known, even in Taiwan. Between 1895 and 1945, the island was a Japanese colony inhabited not only by the majority (Han Chinese Immigrants) but also by the remnants of the aboriginal tribes who first settled the mountainous land. In 1930 Mouna Rudo, the leader of the Seediq tribe settled on and around Mount Chilai, forged a coalition with other Seediq tribal leaders and plotted a rebellion against their Japanese colonial masters. The initial uprising took the Japanese by surprise and was almost entirely successful. But the Japanese soon sent in their army to crush the rebellion, using aircraft and poison gas. “– (C) Official Site- Rottentomatoes.com
 

 

Wednesday, April 22nd @ 8pm:
Wino “Wren”sday! Enjoy $2 off all wines by the glass/ $10 off all bottles with the musical stylings of Jenny Wren! Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/1556213757997865/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

 

Sunday, April 26th @ 1pm (Event takes place at Brooklyn Expo Center):
2015 NYC Hot Sauce Expo and Bloody Mary Mix Down
Both Marisa and Ken will be competing for the title of best bloody in all of the 5 boroughs! A few weeks ago we took 1st and 3rd places in the Brooklyn challenge and earned our spots to try to take home the Screaming Mi Mi Award, so come cheer us on! Tickets are available:http://www.nychotsauceexpo.com/tickets.php

 

Wednesday, April 29th @ 8pm:
Wino “Wren”sday! Enjoy $2 off all wines by the glass/ $10 off all bottles with the musical stylings of Jenny Wren! Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/1556213757997865/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

 

Monday, May 4th @7:30pm:
Gamba Z and Lucky Luna Artist Salon
GAMBA Z’s Artist Salon is a monthly gathering of artists to showcase/celebrate their work and the power of creativity as a means of collaboration, consciousness, perspective and change.
Come on out and support GAMBA Magazine and Lucky Luna’s efforts to build, connect and collaborate with the Brooklyn and beyond artist community. If you have questions or are interested in performing, reading, dancing, singing or any type of presentation please feel free to email Lucky Luna at info@luckylunany.com with subject “Artist Salon” Sorry folks, no food- Bar Service Only. Line-up TBA.

 

Tuesday, May 5th @5:30pm:
Not Mexican Independence Day
No, the 5th of May is not Independence Day, in fact, it’s not really even acknowledged in Mexico- it’s commemorating the Battle of Puebla- where Mexicans defeated the French…. point for the U.S. is it helped prevent the French from entering the U.S. when everyone was all distracted with the Civil War….
Anyway, we’ll have some drink specials, tequila shots, Mexican music, tacos and other treats because we love any excuse for a party!

 

Monday, May 11th @7pm:
La Pluma y La Tinta presents: Ser(es) Latino(s): Madre Mia
Lucky Luna has joined forces with Raquel Penzo to host her reading series, with this edition focusing on the theme of “mother”. More information to follow. Sorry folks, no food- Bar Service Only. Line-up TBA.

 

…………………………And more events to come!!!!

Goodbye Lullaby Land

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We are proud to welcome yet another talented artist to grace the walls of Lucky Luna.  Please join us for the opening reception for “Goodbye Lullaby Land” by Rachel O’Donnell on Monday, April 6th from 7- 9 pm at Lucky Luna Restaurant and Bar, 167 Nassau Avenue, BK 11222

“Goodbye to Lullaby Land encapsulates work from the portrait series, Motherhood (2015), In Cold Blood (2014) and The Brides (2013). The title for this show symbolizes a shift in my approach to painting and my hesitation to embrace adulthood’s austerity.

The Brides and In Cold Blood series both share inspiration from 1950s & 1960s imagery and focus on a more traditional style of portrait composition. The Brides represent my first use of oil sticks in painting and juxtaposes the very formal and imposing institution of marriage with naïve childlike doodling. The two paintings from the In Cold Blood series are inspired by the revolutionary Truman Capote book which shocked America with its depiction of the 1959 Clutter family murder in Kansas.

My newest series, Motherhood, utilizes another method of creating I call, sticker painting. Sticker painting uses different characters or forms that are seemingly flat, like a children’s sticker, collaged into a singular piece. It represents a large change from the looming singular portraits of my other series. The three paintings from the Motherhood series explore the ideas and fear of becoming a mother and loosing your singular identity in society.

Painted exclusively on canvas, these oil stick portraits are fiercely depicted and unapologetically feminine. With my work, I hope to show that abstract work does not have to be masculine, genderless or monochromatic to be important or good. The theme of the pieces may vary but they all center around the paradox of a creating a vulnerable monster who gains your sympathy but paralyzes you with fear. My artwork serves to express one of the greatest human flaws: the desire to connect and communicate crippled by the inability to do so.”  – Rachel

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Motherhood- This first piece in my Motherhood series explores a new approach to painting using a method I call “sticker painting”. Sticker painting uses different characters or forms that are seemingly flat, like a children’s sticker, collaged into a singular piece. In Motherhood, I wanted to capture the overwhelming anxiety of the subject and used Jean Fouquet’s Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels as inspiration from my central figure.

 

 

 

 

 

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Motherhood: En Colère – This second piece of the Motherhood series also uses a technique I call “sticker painting” where I use different characters or forms that are seemingly flat, like a children’s sticker, and collage them into a singular piece. I wanted to capture the madness and chaos that often follows raising children and the feeling of losing your singular sense of identity. The title of the piece is wordplay on the similarly sounding French phrases en couleurs (meaning to be in color) and en colère (to be angry).

 

 

 

 

 

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Werewolf– This is the first piece from my In Cold Blood series and depicts the tormented and violent Perry Smith. Murderer Perry Smith conjures up dark feelings of sympathy and disgust, making for a rich and challenging subject to paint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bonnie- This second piece of my In Cold Blood series depicts the fragile and melancholic housewife, Bonnie Clutter. Although she played the part of the Mid-western homemaker, her neighbors first wondered if she could have been behind her family’s shocking deaths in Holcomb, Kansas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born in Dallas, Texas, Rachel O’Donnell is an artist based out of the Brooklyn, New York area. With her BFA in Fine Art from Pratt Institute, she has spent the last six years pursuing an art career on the east coast. Her work has been featured in art galleries, such as, The Painting Center, Westbeth Gallery, Greenpoint Gallery, and in the famed Seagram building for a Gagosian Gallery sponsored show. She has also been published online by Vice Magazine, ArtbombNY, GAMBA Zine and has been featured in the New York Times reviewed Bushwick Open Studios twice. Painting primarily portraits, Rachel O’Donnell’s work is known for its intriguing use of colors and expressionist qualities. Working primarily with acrylic paint and oil sticks, Rachel creates her works at her studio located in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Hey you Spring!!!!

Can you feel it?!

Don’t want to jinx it, but we totally called it! Just last week we announced our new Spring hours- with our hopeful fingers crossed.  And low and behold! 

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That said- Lucky is happy to share our new hours with you all:

Tuesday 5:30pm – 11:30pm

Wednesday – Saturday 12pm – 11:30pm

Sunday 12pm – 10pm 

PLUS- Oh snap! Free WiFi Wed- Sat 12-530pm!