The Art of Resilience

October 17, 2020

10/8/20 – We’ve been collaborating over the past few weeks with our Philadelphia Design District colleagues to create an installation inside an empty storefront on North 3rd Street in Old City. It’s a tribute to the people and businesses lost during 2020 – and a glimmer of what’s possible when we work together as a community in the spirit of love, healing inspiration and hope.

Sculpture in Process …

August 25, 2020

8/25/20 – Michael’s been creating a collection of shapes for his ceramic sculpture in process to be installed at Bridget Foy – reopening later this year. Colors coming soon!

New Film

August 25, 2020

8/24/20 – Over the past few months we wrote a new short rom-com musical with our Marry Harry collaborator Jennifer Manocherian. Last week we Zoom-filmed it with the fabulous Lara Hayhurst and Trey Compton. Directed by Tyler Milliron. Musically directed by Eric Svejcar. Streaming later this year on a screen near you.

Amazon Prime!

August 24, 2020

8/23/20 – Our soundstage musical film MARRY HARRY is now available on AMAZON PRIME. We invite you to watch, enjoy and write us a positive review!

Dramatists Guild Benefit

June 16, 2020

6/16/20 – HOPE SINGS invited us to contribute an unreleased recording of one of our songs to benefit The Dramatists Guild’s Emergency Financial Assistance Fund for artists experiencing severe hardship or illness due to COVID 19. For just $1. you can download Broadway’s HAMILTON JAVIER MUÑOZ singing our song ABSOLUTELY PRESENT accompanied by Eric Svejcar. Now through 9/1/20.

Pride Pop Up

June 16, 2020

6/16/20 – Michael has been invited to show his ceramic Bunnies, Buddhas, Eggheads, and EROTIC ALTAR BOOKS in The National Liberty Museum’s PRIDE POP UP SHOP now through 6/30.

Marry Harry Film!

May 19, 2020

5/24/20 – The virtual premiere of our MARRY HARRY soundstage musical film – hosted by Laura Osnes and Veanne Cox – received 15,000 views! MARRY HARRY is now available for online viewing at STREAMING MUSICALS.

Virtual Recording

May 8, 2020

5/8/20 – Our dear friend and longtime collaborator Robin Burdulis has been recording the percussion tracks for our Marry Harry film over the past few weeks in her Brooklyn apartment. The plan was to record the band at a New York sound studio in early April – but when COVID arrived and changed the way we do things – we sent the orchestrations to the musicians to record virtually – each alone in their apartment. The tracks will be assembled over the next few weeks – in time for our online film premiere on May 22nd!

Bunny Angels

April 13, 2020


148 artspace lockdown:

spending our days
in the studio
door locked
curtain drawn
dan deep in his music
composing . notating . orchestrating
a sound score for our new musical … film
michael at his work table
his hands deep in clay
… a trio
of naked bunny creatures
they call themselves
art angels
flying above and below
around and through
the walls that close us in
the fear and separation
these days seem to hold


December 2019

December 17, 2019

12/17/19 – We invite you to stop by BIELLO MARTIN STUDIO for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts: sculpture by artist/maker MICHAEL BIELLO, pillows and throws by KELLIJANE, and ceramic works by guest artist ALFREDO RATINOFF.

HOLIDAY HOURS: Thursday 12/19 – Monday 12/23, Noon – 6 PM (and by appointment).

Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season and new year!