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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…

Is it true blondes have more fun?
A performance about sexism in advertising By Marcy B. Freedman

A First Monday Salon

March 3, 2014
6:00-8:00 pm

In honor of Women’s History Month, Marcy B. Freedman will present a spoken-word performance as part of the First Monday Salon. Using lots of images and lots of humor, Freedman will survey the history of print advertisements in the United States, exposing the shocking ways in which women have been represented in this medium. Starting with her own childhood aversion to the glorification of blondes in the ads of the nineteen fifties—she was born with very dark hair!—Freedman will consider the various ways in which the world of advertising has impacted girls, and therefore women, of the 20th and 21st centuries. Her talk will also highlight the careers of those few women who managed to work within the advertising industry.

This event is 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.

Click on the image below for a copy of the flyer.


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 Bob Pliskin

Exhibit: February 24th...


This exhibition shows the photogrphy of Bob Pliskin.

Artist Statement: Because summers during his early years gave Bob Pliskin the freedom to roam the woods around his summer bungalow near Mahopac, bonding with the landscape came naturally. Those childhood experiences molded his interests, resulting in a major in geology in college, and, after putting his hand to photography, topography became his preferred photo subject, with its challenge to find design and composition in the chaos of the natural environment.

"Since I find regions that have undergone glaciation the most beautiful, I love to practice my art in them. Those regions are marked by myriad water bodies that are the results of the scouring of the bedrock and by interruption of the pre-glacial drainage. Valleys are changed in cross section from V to graceful U-shapes. For that reason I often put myself in environments in which the effect of ice has been the dominant control over the topography: Norway, Western Ireland, the English Lake District, the Western Highlands of Scotland, and the Hudson Valley. Until the advent of digital photography, the darkroom was the environment in which I manipulated the photographic image. But the digital age with the Photoshop program, gives the photographer controls beyond those available in the traditional darkroom. Other pluses include the speed with which one can access the image, the ability to digitally store the image and recall it when needed, and the ease with which one can apply changes when fresh ideas emerge. I’m glad that I’m a photographer during the age of digital photography."

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.