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Great news! Epiphany’s chief communicator, Cortney Matz, is writing a monthly column for Film Independent – that paragon of connection and education amongst the independent filmmaking community. In September, the inaugural post was on time management. In this context of balancing life with productive creativity, […]
What do you get when you cross the beautiful ES courtyard, a moonlit night, a clear view of the Capitol Records building, and a latent songwriting talent?
It’s not a joke, but it is funny. Little did Cortney know when she led Epiphany’s summer study of The Artist’s Way in 2015 that her long-private love for making music would show up in an increasingly public way.
What began a year ago with an impromptu courtyard serenade for a couple of friends led to a 30-minute performance at everyone’s favorite NoHo coffee house. And has subsequently become a monthly concert series and open mic – hosted by this non-performer who always insisted she was a “behind-the-camera person.”
If that sounds like a big change, it is. Nurtured within the E Space community, who believed in Cortney’s talent and
bugged encouraged her to more confidently share it with others, Cortney is now a proud singer-songwriter actively working to connect with the LA music community.
Perhaps by now it is apparent that Cortney is the one writing this blog post.
And yes, she will continue referring to herself in the third person because she’s too far in to go back and change it.
And so in an effort to keep playing music and get better at performing, Cortney began hosting Moonlight Music Mondays on the last Monday of the month. She hoped people would enjoy the music and the space. She hoped people would be inspired to create. She hoped people would come.
What she didn’t anticipate was that people – musicians and audience alike – would find the sense of community and support that characterizes Epiphany Space.
On Monday, June 27, a bunch of musicians (and a few comedians) gathered in the Epiphany Space courtyard to enjoy music under the light of the moon. This was the first iteration of Moonlight Music Monday, and in a word – it rocked.
Cortney kicked off the night with a few songs she wrote, then was joined by special guest artist Sophie Ilys.
With the help of a team of volunteer friends, Moonlight Music Monday is gaining some traction and providing a creative outlet + low-key entertainment for all.
If you’d like to attend the next one, you can! September 26th. Visit the Facebook event and listen for the sounds of people having a great time.
What a lineup of events this month! Pull out your iPhones or daytimers and mark your calenders! Stimulating conversations around Steven Belber’s play TAPE, Time Travel with Erica Mercado, Songwriting Master Class & Open Mic event, and Julia Cameron’s Finding Water book study. Details below. […]
Written by Lauretta Coumarbatch Brian S. Chan wowed us in his March 13th art exhibit held at Epiphany Space. The dream-like tranquility of many of Brian’s pieces – like his untitled charcoal and ink piece – plus the whimsical and childlike innocence of the intricately […]
WOMEN’S SUMMER BOOK STUDY: RISING STRONG BY BRENE BROWN 6/23 – 8/24 @ 7 pm
When we deny our stories, they define us.
When we own our stories, we get to write the ending.
Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability—the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome—is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall.
Join us in the courtyard this summer as we read and discuss our lives and Rising Strong over wine and cheese with Melissa Smith.
*20% off for monthly coworking members. Email Melissa for discount code.
6/23 MEETING ONE – Intro & Chapters 1 – 3
- 1 Vulnerability
- 2 Civilization Stops at the Water Line
- 3 Owning Our Stories
7/14 MEETING TWO – Chapters 4 – 5
- 4 The Reckoning
- 5 The Rumble
7/28 MEETING THREE – Chapters 6 – 7
- 6 Sewer Rats & Scofflaws
- 7 The Brave & Broken Hearted
8/11 MEETING FOUR – Chapters 8 – 9
- 8 Easy Mark
- 9 Composting Failure
8/24 MEETING FIVE – Chapters 10 – 11
- 10 You Got to Dance with Them That Brung You
- 11 The Revolution
UPCOMING EVENTS 6/2 HAPPY HOUR KARAOKE @ 7 pm 6/3 ARTIST PLAYTIME w/ LAURETTA @ 3 pm – 5 pm (weekly) 6/4 FIRST SATURDAY COWORKING @ 9 am – 5 pm 6/10, 6/17 & 6/24 ARTIST PLAYTIME WITH LAURETTA @ 3 pm – 5 pm (weekly) 6/25 HEALTHY CONFLICT RESOLUTION @ 9 am – 12 noon 6/26 THE PLAY’S THE THING: THE RIVER @ 7 pm 6/27 MOONLIGHT MUSIC MONDAY w/ CORTNEY MATZ @ 7:30 pm – 10 […]
APRIL’S EVENTS 4/2 FIRST SATURDAY COWORKING @ 9 am – 5 pm 4/7 HAPPY HOUR @ 7 pm 4/9 and 4/10 WRITE-A-THON! @ 8 am – 8 pm 4/13 FINDING GOD IN LA – BIBLE STUDY @ 7 pm – 10 pm 4/16 BONUS SATURDAY COWORKING @ 9 am – 5 pm 4/20 FINDING GOD IN LA – BIBLE STUDY @ 7 pm – 10 pm 4/23 IDENTIFY YOUR […]