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First Monday Salon

Join local Peekskill artist Carla Rae Johnson on the first Monday of each month for our Monday Salon — an eclectic mix of art, discussion, performance and more. This month's salon…

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A First Monday Salon

First Monday of the Month
6:00-8:00 pm

First Monday Salons are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. First Monday Salons are hosted by Carla Rae Johnson

Come early to enjoy the BeanRunner Cafe’s savory soups, salads, and sandwiches. Indulge in a fine wine, a great beer, or an espresso beverage while you listen and participate.

BeanRunner Hours…

Sun. – Wed. 8:00 am – 6:00 pm*

Thurs. 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Fri./Sat. 8:00 am – 11:00 pm 

* or when performances end

Our Current Show


By Jose Alvarado

Exhibit: July 7–August 10

Jose Alvarado

This exhibition shows the Photography of Jose Alvarado.

Artist Statement: Jose Alvarado loves the odd, the weird and the obscure. "It’s an addiction, an addiction that needs to be fulfilled because in the end after all is said and done, I’m full. I’m not left hungry and my need to capture the photographs I want has been, in a sense, satisfied. There’s no better feeling like that to an artist.

My method for story telling through images is founded with personal rules set when producing portraits. I take full advantage of becoming close to my subjects. I charm, I joke, and I become their friend. My intention when producing photos is to not come away with just an image. I want to take something away from the subjects. I want to believe what I’m photographing; I want to represent my work to the full extent. If I don’t believe my own imagery how else can I pass my visual storytelling to the viewers and have them believe in its integrity.

I work consistently by documenting small groups of interesting subjects, such as my series Wheel-Bite. This series focus' on the underground skateboarding scene, full of the punk kids I was once apart of in my earlier careless teenage life. This project struck a soft spot for me, which increased my desire to acquire the images appropriate to show this lifestyle. My current series are Jibaro and New York Apple Core.

For the series Jibaro, I traveled to the American Common-Wealth of Puerto Rico, where I was in search for the indigenous people that are called Jibaros by the main landers of the island. The culture is very secluded from the rest of the island; from the way the houses are constructed with thin wooden panels and sheet metal roofs, to the amount of stray dogs that roam free in their mountainous villages. My series New York Apple Core documents the young up and coming hockey players from behind the boards. I aimed to capture their heartbreak and excitement as they won and lost games on their journey to the playoffs in January 2014. My images show the burning passion these players own for the game and respect they give it.

If you are an Artist who is interested in showing your work at the BeanRunner Cafe, please use the form on our Contact Page to get in touch with us.