Remember Show and Tell…it’s back! October 23rd at The Roger Smith Hotel


The personal stories of objects

4 storytellers were invited to bring an object that has an extraordinary personal story attached to it. The selected participants represent a broad spectrum of professional disciplines and fields of interest.

Meredith James received her BA from Harvard University and her MFA in sculpture from the Yale School of Art. Her work has been shown at Marc Jancou Contemporary, LaMontagne Gallery, Interstate Projects, LAXArt, NurtureArt, David Castillo Gallery, The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, Newman Popiashvili, The Graduate Center at CUNY, and Rivington Arms.  She has received fellowships from Vermont Studio Center, Lighthouse Works, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and Sculpture Space and she attended Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture in 2011.  She is currently an artist-in-residence at Abrons Arts Center on the Lower East Side.

T.J. Lynch is bar tender and co-owner of Mother’s Ruin, in New York City. After as the opening chef and co-owner of Red Maple in Baltimore, MD., he moved to NYC where he began bar tending, managing and consulting for some of the city’s most popular establishments. He is known for his no-nonsense attitude when it comes to cocktails , bar tending style and management techniques. With over 20 years in the hospitality industry, his passion for food, beverages and service comes through in his own unique way. His cocktail creations and culinary-based innovations have been featured in Cosmopolitan, Black Book, Imbibe, Ask Men and Tasting Table, to name a few.

When not behind the bar pouring PickleBacks or running Mother’s Ruin, T.J. can be found sleeping.

Ross Kenneth Urken is editor of MainStreet and personal finance editor at TheStreet. He has published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Tablet, Slate, TENNIS Magazine, The Paris Review, and Forbes. He is a former editor at AOL and focuses on personal finance, cars, digital wallet technology, investing, and life-stage planning. He has also extensively covered culture, nightlife, and the automotive industry and hosts several on-camera webisodes. He is a graduate of Princeton University, where he studied comparative literature.


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