Bohème - an Expressive Arts Salon (launching in Reno)
I am so excited to announce the launch of a new creative project, Bohème, here in Reno. Our first gathering will be Saturday, September 2nd, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Swill Coffee and Wine located at 3366 Lakeside Ct, Reno, NV 89509. Swill has great food, coffee and wine and ask that you do not bring food or drink into the establishment. The event is free.
Bohème is a salon where ideas are exchanged, discussions emerge, where creatives share their work, personal stories, craft, events, and more! This is a space for the arts and is a melding of the Literary Salon that can be traced to the 17th century and a creative support group. We are just getting started so this group will evolve as our creative community grows.
If you google the word 'Bohème’ which, in French, means Bohemian, you will get an array of both good and not so good. However, we choose to hold loosely the concept that drives us and how we have come to be. We are creating and writing our own history here. We are cultivating a culture for this band of creatives, this group we are calling Bohème. Bohème is a friendly, almost admiring word for a free-living, free spirited, creative, artist, musician, writer type of person that sometimes but not always lives an unconventional lifestyle.
For now, this will be an in person event.
Bohemianism is the practice of an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like-minded people and with few permanent ties. It involves musical, artistic, literary, or spiritual pursuits. In this context, bohemians may be wanderers, adventurers, or vagabonds. Bohemian is a 19th-century historical and literary topos that places the milieu of young metropolitan artists and intellectuals—particularly those of the Latin Quarter in Paris—in a context of poverty, hunger, appreciation of friendship, idealization of art and contempt for money. Based on this topos, the most diverse real-world subcultures are often referred to as "bohemian" in a figurative sense, especially (but by no means exclusively) if they show traits of a precariat (people whose employment and income are insecure, especially when considered as a class.)