Friday, August 4, 2017
Limited edition poster for our "Capturing the Lower East Side’s Storefronts Oral History & Photo Exhibition"
Opening reception Monday, Aug 14 6-9pm
Theater for the New City Gallery 155 First Avenue at 10th Street NYC 10003
Wine & Light Bites Provided
Show runs August 14- September 18, 2017
Experience activism and community through the lens of photographers, as they display their work from two free 2017 workshops with acclaimed photographers and award-winning authors Karla and James Murray. In two sessions at the Neighborhood Preservation Center, the famed duo taught participants how to use photography and oral history to raise public awareness, build community, and encourage advocacy. Participants learned to create their own powerful photographs of neighborhood storefronts and connected with proprietors through interviews.
Curated by James T. & Karla L. Murray Participating Photographers: Shannon Anderson, Cassondra Bazelow, Yoni Benshlomo, Alyssa Bishop, Stacy Bisignano, Georgina Castanon, Pat DeMarco, Geoff Fellows, Leah Frances, Damian Kolody, Janet Li, Salvatore Napoli, Jackie Neale, Jennifer Parra, Jarrett Robertson, Heather Rogan, Tessa Rushton, Erika Sequeira, Lindsay Smilow, Asya Stepnova, Michael Theodore, Mike Ursone, Nakeesha Van Wyk, Chinh Vo, Avra Wacks, Lisa Wong, Maria Liu Wong, Monica Wong, Molly Woodward, Pixie Yates
Capturing the Faces and Voices of the Lower East Side’s Disappearing Mom-and-Pop Storefronts is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Done in partnership with the Neighborhood Preservation Center. Additional support provided by Theater For The New City.
SPONSORS: New York State Council on the Arts, The Municipal Art Society of New York, Veselka :: Beceлкa, The Village Alliance, East Village Community Coalition , Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation Gvshp, Amalgamated Bank, Townsquared, Fourth Arts Block FABNYC, East Village Independent Merchants Association, Gingko Press
Refreshments provided by: Jimmy's No. 43, Veniero's, Westside Market NYC
Exhibition Photographs Generously Printed by Unique Visuals