May 2012 Artists: Kathleen Whalen Giannotti & Louisa M. Pla

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ll be celebrating the art of the mothers of several of the area’s favorite musicians for the month of May.

D’s Soul Full Cafe has a special art show planned for the month of May. In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ll be celebrating the art of the mothers of several of the Hoboken area’s favorite musicians. Louisa M. Pla (mother of Nelson Pla & Joe Pla of clueLess) and Kathleen Whalen Giannotti (mother of Marc Giannotti).

Kathleen Whalen Giannotti

Creativity has always been a part of Kathleen Whalen Giannotti’s life in the form of writing fiction, poetry, and songs, playing guitar and singing, or drawing, which was her first interest. She has no formal training in drawing. Her mother’s family was artistic and as a child Kathleen was surrounded by paintings and drawings. Some of her fondest childhood memories are of drawing pictures with her mother.

Louisa M. Pla

Born in Colon, Matanzas, Cuba in 1928 Louisa M. Pla has been painting for as long as she can remember. Self taught, as a child she watched her paternal grandfather, Norberto De Armas-Carrillo paint still life and portraits. She attended the University of Havana, married and immigrated to the U.S. in 1958 with husband, Joseph M. Pla. As an acute observer of the natural world her pieces are memories of her childhood’s Caribbean island. Retired and living in the suburbs of New Jersey, Louisa still enjoys the natural world.

What’s remarkable to us is how this show reveals a deeper family connection as each artist credits their own parents or grandparents for being their inspirations. Please join us in this celebration of family, art and music.

Opening Night Party

Friday May 4, 2012 6:30PM–9:30PM. We’ll have free food available for our guests. Soft drinks and coffee will be available a special discount. Bring the kids as this will be a family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration of the arts.

Musical Entertainment
Coinciding with the theme of the month, our artists’ children will be performing on our li’l stage. Marc Giannotti will bring his raw, passionate songs. Brothers Nelson and Joe Pla will bring their unique blend of folk-rock world fusion.

Supporting The Arts
As always, D’s does not take any money from our artists. Any proceeds from art or music sold go directly to them.