Born in Odessa, Ukraine songstress Sveta Bout spent her early years in the Soviet Union until her parents moved her to Long Island, New York, armed with only a few words of English and a myriad of strange Eastern European influences, which earned her a reputation in school as an outsider. The young singer struggled to identify with both her American surroundings and her Eastern European heritage, but found through music she could incorporate the big, bright pop vocals of her favorite American singers with the percussive performance and eclectic instruments of her cultural roots. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Sveta now resides in New York City where she regularly plays sold out shows in famed Lower East Side venues. Two EP’s now under her belt, audiences have heard her intimate lyrics about love, heartbreak and revenge, paired with intricate melodies written by the singer herself. Her current set list from her second EP, "One Big Scandal", reveals a sexier, edgier side of the young chanteuse who is known for her gut-wrenching, pitch-perfect vocals and alluring stage presence. From this creative singer-songwriter, audiences can expect the drama of a stage performance, the intimacy of personal confession and musical influences ranging from the bluesy 1920’s to big brass bands of the ’40‘s, mixed with rocking guitars, Russian balalaikas and orchestral violins.
Amy Weiskopf is known for her uniquely composed still lifes that bring together unexpected objects in an array of shapes, sizes and textures. Her canvases are brought to life by these distinct groupings and via sublime uses of color and shading. Amy’s work can be found in numerous public and private collections including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art which selected her work to be part of the Museum’s national traveling exhibition, “Still Life: The Object in American Art, 1915 -1995, Selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art”. Among other publications, Arts Magazine, Artnews, the American Arts Quarterly and the New York Times have all featured and reviewed Amy’s work. Born in Chicago and having spent time in New Orleans, Amy now divides her time between her Brooklyn studio and Italy. Amy received her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis and her MFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. She is represented by the Hirschl & Adler Galleries in New York City.
Gray Scott is a Futurist/Neuro-Technology-Philosopher, speaker, artist and writer. Gray is a contributing blogger for “The Futurist” magazine, a professional member of The World Future Society and editorial director of seriouswonder.com the online futurist philosophy, technology and consciousness magazine produced by his media company Serious Wonder Media™ based in New York City. Gray is quickly becoming widely recognized as one of the most exciting, inspiring and controversial futurists of our time, speaking and writing on a variety of subjects and future trends. For more: www.grayscott.com