Cornelia Street Cafe Exhibit Party Photography

“Finding Solitude” Exhibit Closing Party Dec. 5th.



My work explores the connection between places and internal solitude. While capturing these select images, I found myself reflecting upon ideas, plans, and dreams while suddenly realizing I was solo within the cultural landscape minus its inhabitants. I intend to take the viewer to this quiet place of contemplation where the textures, shapes, and light provide a heightened sensation of the solo perspective. From the hush in the light drenched hall of the Louvre in Paris or gritty ancient feel of the Italian hills of Matera, I hope to expose the details of solitude that might be missed in a crowded metropolis.

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Finding Solitude

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Come on Dec. 5th and help CELEBRATE!

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Art Cornelia Street Cafe Photography

“Finding Solitude” – An Exhibit of Photographs by Jim R Moore



Come and enjoy the delicious wine and great company!

Cornelia Street Cafe

29 Cornelia Street

New York City, NY

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American Circus Clown Comedy Cornelia Street Cafe Exhibit Performing Arts Photography Women Writer

Book Signing Party at Cornelia Street Cafe – “How Many Surrealists…?”

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 Come one – Come all!

Fun to be had at this book signing party.

A New Book by Clown historian, teacher and World Traveler John Towsen. Catch him while he is still in NYC!

Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 10.32.40 PM1/2 the book is cartoons and the other half is JOKES! Lots of funny stuff to make your day…

Here is the Chapter lineup…Something fun for everyone!

1. Meaning of Life

2. Higher Education

3. Therapy, psychiatry, etc.

4. Visual arts

5. Performing arts

6. Language

7. Literature

8. Math

9. Science

10. The future

Just go and buy a book!

There will be FUNNY FREE Hor d’Oeuvres
Eckstein--explain humor
Bob Eckstein Cartoon.
More like this..and written jokes, anecdotes and more!
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Saturday, November 21st @3:00 t0 5:00pm
CORNELIA STREET CAFE – 29 Cornelia Street – Greenwich Village
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‘Up on a Pedestal’ – An Exhibit of Photographs by Jim Moore

Here are a few portraits from the exhibit I had this past May at Cornelia Street Cafe.

The photographs were all taken in 1986 and originally exhibited then at Cornelia Street Cafe.


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Cornelia Street Cafe Performing Arts Photography Variety Arts Video

Stan Baker – The Human Television @ Cornelia Street Cafe

Stan Baker – The Human Television

I met Stan many years ago performing in the streets of New York City. He has captured the insane fanaticism of current TV with comedy and satire in his act.

I found him performing recently at the wonderful Cornelia Street Cafe basement cabaret. Sharing the bill with another veteran street performer Poez.

I did a video interview with Stan and Poez. I will post Stan’s here with a short clip from his show as well.

Poez’s video interview will be in a separate posting soon.

Clown Music Performing Arts Photography Variety Arts

Caroline Simonds – A Hard Act to Follow!

In the early 1980’s I became famaliar with a lovely cafe on a quiet short block in NY’s West Village. The Cornelia Street Cafe was a hotbed of creative people performing, reading poetry and prose and exhibiting their art on the walls of the cafe. One of the performers I met was a lovely, tall and fire eyed woman named Caroline Simonds. Born in Washington DC she immigrated to France at the age of 20 after having graduated from Bennington. Having just come to NY from Paris, she exuded a unique ‘wonderous’ spirit which manifested itself in her performing character ‘Ratapuce’.
Caroline as ‘RATAPUCE’.
She had a new daughter Lailah Melusine Cordiere Simonds that modeled for me a few years later to become the ‘poster child’ of The New York Clown Theatre Festival in 1983.
Laila – Poster Child for NY International Festival of Clown Theatre 1983
Poster Shot for Festival

Caroline had seeked out the ‘masters’ and studied in Paris with acrobat Tudor Bono, mime Etienne Decroux, and music teacher Betsy Jolas and Michel Debost.

In 1971, in Paris, she co-founded ‘The Palace of Wonders’ with street performer, eccentric Jules Cordiere. Her character Ratapuce traveled the globe for 10 years with The Palace of Wonders. After coming to New York she started ‘Pandemonium and the Dragonfly’ performing as a singer, musician, clown and actress.

In 1988 she joined the Big Apple Circus and began a love affair with Clown Doctoring.

Dr. Josette Giraffe was born!

Dr. Josette Giraffe

Being awestruck by Baudelaire,and Camembert she (with a few grants) moved back to Paris to create Le Rire Medicin, the first group of it’s kind in Europe. This highly improvisational team was interactive with the healthcare professionals and had ongoing medical and artistic training. (Read more about Clown Doctors in France  here!) Today Le Rire Medicin is present in 15 French hospitals and employs 80 specially trained professional hopiclowns. Caroline and Le Rire Medicin are presently creating a school to train future hospital clowns. Caroline co-wrote with Dr. Bernie Warren The Clown Doctor Chronicles (Albin Michel 2001, Rodopi 2003and Les Editions Rire Medecin in 2008). She also received one of France’s most prestigious awards in 2002 The Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.


Like I said she is a hard act to follow.

Keep  up the great work Caroline!

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