Monday, June 12, 2017

Black Lives Matter Art Show at Northside Festival 2017










Photo by Caitlin Crews

















Everybody wants to get on the Van Gogh boat. I think, as in that Basquiat movie quote from that Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat mural that finds itself posted above that was found on the streets around 10th and Bedford Avenue during that BLOCK PARTY at Northside Festival in New York City this past weekend.  And Northside Festival gave me the opportunity to drag that Black Lives Matter artwork out of the closet again to do another one of those Black Lives Matter Went To Northside Festival art shows, or part of it, or some version of it as I did at their festival last year and to post on this blog that Black Lives Matter Art Show went to another event, or something like that. And the rain held off and the sun felt as if it was a thousand degrees on this Northside Festival 2017 weekend in New York City.
And this years BLOCK PARTY at Northside Festival read something like as follows:

June 10 - June 11
Bedford L Stop
1PM to 6PM

Northside Block Party // Williamsburg Walks 

On June 10th-11th, Williamsburg’s main drag - Bedford Avenue will transform into a public park (from Metropolitan Avenue to N.12th Street). Temporary wall units for live painting, interactive installations and workshops, and engaging sculptures will be staggered throughout the blocks for the community to enjoy! See you at the Block Party! 

Come see the work of these talented artists and exciiting business!

Nyssa Frank @nyssa_art

Black Lives Matter Art Show https://nopolicestategirl.net/

Chinon Maria Studio & Maven Murals @chinonmaria

Stickymonger and Andrea Kang @stickymonger & @harlow_bear

El Museo de Los Sures & Taiwanese American Arts Council
http://www.southsideunitedhdfc.org/museo.html
http://www.taac-us.org/

Niizeki Hiromi @niizeki_hiromi www.niizekihiromi.com

Kelly Denato @nopunchbacks

J.H.S. 291 Roland Hayes

Brooklyn Draw Jam @ brooklyndrawjam

John P. Dessereau @johnsville.studio

Francesca Marguerite Maximé @francescamaxime

Jason Heuer @ jason_heuer
133 Design Collective @133designcollective

Williamsburg Charter Highschool www.thewcs.org

Seth Failla www.sethfailla.com

Scott Walker @scottliamwalker

James Orchard-Hays @jamesorchardhays,

Hiraku @Hirakunyc

Suerpchief Gallery NY @superchiefgallery

Mumbot @mumbot

Ian Ferguson @hydeon

Stephen Faillace @stephen_faillace

The Strangers Project @StrangersProj

Jacob Thomas jacobthomasart.com

Natalie Lucre @cultofshe

Christine Stoddard/The Collage Forest http://www.quailbell.com/

Zoey Hart www.zoeyahart.wordpress.com

Mad Gleam Press https://www.madgleampress.com/

Natalia Zamparini www.facebook.com/natybynature

Bown-Osborne Studio

Scott Chasse @scott__chasse

The Art Rising https://www.theartrising.com/

WTLMS www.wtlms.com

KPISS. FM www.kpiss.fm

Stage of Aces @StageOfAces

IncrediPole http://www.incredipole.com/

Hosh Yoga http://www.hoshyoga.org/

Brooklyn Fox Lingerie http://brooklynfoxlingerie.com/

Twenty Sided Store http://twentysidedstore.com/

Artists & Fleas https://www.artistsandfleas.com/

Turkey's Nest

Gibson http://thegibsonnyc.com/

Soft Spot Bar http://softspotbar.com/

Brooklyn Charm https://www.brooklyncharm.com/

Sweet Chick http://sweetchick.com/

The Meatball Shop https://www.themeatballshop.com/

HeadCount https://www.headcount.org/

Freelancers Union https://www.freelancersunion.org/

North Brooklyn Angels http://northbrooklynangels.nationbuilder.com/


And someone said to me on this day as they pondered those thoughts on Black Lives Matter, a particular thought that stuck in my mind, that "Black means evil and white means good", and that this thought has been instilled in us since the beginning of time and can this ever be changed?
And I seemed to have taken a photo of everything but those Your Thoughts on Black Lives Matter thoughts that were written on the banners themselves on this day, though some of those thoughts in addition to other Your Thoughts on Black Lives Matter thoughts written on banners on this day if I were to read them were:

1.  We are alive
2.  Yes, Black Lives Matter, sktop the diversity chatter!
3.  life is a gift, a black person life is just as important as anyone else!!!
4.  Beyond the race on life is on life.
5.  ALL Lives MATTER!!
6.  All lives can't possibly matter until Black Lives, animal lives are not being slaughtered every day.  Black lives, black justice are 5 times likely to a longer sentence that white & black women are in terms. Research!
7.  (In response to 6), America forgot what it stood for!  We will get this back! RESIST!
8.  It's a shame we even have to say it!
9.  Black lives Matters isn't just about black people. it represents every culture & every minority that is the underdog. - Vi2
10.  The Black Lives Matter Movement is the voice of the survivors - Wordsconnect
11.  We are FAMILY!!
12.  Let's all come together As All Lives Matter - Real people see all colors. Black Lives Matter....
13.  BLM = ALWAYS HERE NEVER LEFT BEHIND
14.  #Don't Be Horrible Love always wins!
15.  BLACK Lives Are Sacred
16.  All lives matter 
17.  RISE ABOVE!
18.  I matter, my brother matters, my son matters, my father matters, my uncles matter, my nephews matter, my black  family matters. 
19.  black people are beautiful, amazing, INCREDIBLE.  - Logic. PLD
20.  #BLM  Too much to say.  We all need to open up and create a community unafraid to face discomfort & stand up for another.
21,  Lets all come together as All Lives Matter - Real people see all colors. Black Lives Matter....
22.  POWERFUL
23.  Be Proud oF being BLACK - Ellie
24.  WE WANT EQUALITY YOU SONS OF A BITCHES!!!
25.  Equality by Force Dump Dump
26.  Equality for all
27.  we are not free with discrimination
28.  KIA KAHA
29.  should be a f*ckin no - brainer! LOVE U
30.  PEACE LOVE LIGHT CONQUERS ALL
31.  Brown & Black people should unite as one to defend racism together!  Together we will can be one.
32.  De Segregate the NYC schools Be TOGETHER! LEARN TOGETHER
33.  Black Lives Matter!
34.  Everyone deserves the same thing
35.  WE CAN MAKE GREAT CHANGE WALKING HAND IN HAND!
36.  Everyone should be treated like human
37.  No individual can be truly, fully happy, free and at peace until every single person is.  We are all more united, more unbreakably one than cultural systems would have us believe.  Thank you, thank you for your heart - ful work, BLM, for fighting the good fight.  for not just POC, but for the soul of humanity.
38.  I LOVE BLACK LIVES BLACK LIVES MATTER IN SOLIDARITY. JAY
39.  White people stop being afraid.  Your lives matter but you're not getting killed because of your skin tone!  This movement is important. NEEDED
40.  White silence is violence.  Madelinefiorio
41.  EQUALITY
42.  ALthough racism exists, so does LOVE, HONOR, Respect and acceptance.  We need more of this to conquer hatred!  #LOVE
43,  Maylin not racist
44.  My life, your life, our life.  We share the f*cking earth.  It's not your's.  It's -OURS-.
45.  Diversity is what makes the world wonderful.
46.  Close your eyes and you will see we are all humans.  One Love xx
47.  Yes!  THEY HAVE ALWAYS MATTERED (Peace, Justice, Love to all people!)
48.  Let there be peace on earth.  Let it begin with me.
49.  MISSY

And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street day one thousand and something, I think.  And those global revolution Occupy Wall Street and all things police brutality and beyond Black Lives Matter movements are still moving fast, I think.  Have a great Black Lives Matter Art Show @ Northside Festival day and more.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Black Lives Matter Art Show Went To The Living Gallery

























And so another one of those Black Lives Matter Art Shows has come to pass in that New York City area in the midst of what seems like the United States Presidential Elections 2016 having turned America upside down to where it has descended into one big anti inauguration protest in these first few weeks in 2017 since I last posted on this blog that calls itself Occupy Art. And this one day pop up Black Lives Matter Art Show that I managed to drum up in that New York City area happened to be at The Living Gallery, that really cool art space in that neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn, or is it on the border of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.  And if I must use some of the same words to describe this event from that BlackMattersUS article that I wrote, this art show was different from those Occupy Art and Black Lives Matter art shows that I have done before in that Monica Octavia from Museum of Impact had her letter writing table, banners and artwork there as part of her mobile social justice museum and Steve from Stop Mass Incarceration Network handed out STOP POLICE TERROR #RiseUpOctober. Which Side Are You On? posters and more STOP POLICE TERROR #RiseUpOctober. Which Side Are You On? posters and Welf, Ras and Kenny played music, music and more music. And though all of these art shows have been different, they have all had the same concept: Black Lives Matter. And so a few of those Your Thoughts On Black Lives Matters thoughts that were written on some of those banners at this event were: 

1.Why do modern human societies commodify, exploit and dispose of living things.
2.  Love your community?  Be active!  Do more stuff like this!
3.  "I ain't gotta do nothin but stay black and die!"
4.  #stay focused my brothers & sisters
5.  It is our duty to fight for our freedom.  It is out duty to win.  We must love each other and support each other.  We have nothing to lose but our chains. - Assata
6.  Black Liberation #BLMNY
7.  Be the change to make the change
8.  We are in the midst of a revolution
9.  One race. The human race.
10.  Don't forget black trans women matter!
11.  This is not a time to return to normalcy
12.  BLACK LIVES MATTER!
13.  !Seguimos unidos! !Los Vidas negros importan SIEMPRE!
14.  #Jewish Latinas 4 BLM
15.  Black Is Beautiful
16.  Never lose that which makes you shine
17.  Feminism without intersectionality = white supremacy. BLACK WOC MATTER!
18.  Love your brother Like No Other!  Black Lives Matter! Let's come together to create a world of Love, Peace & beautiful colors!
19.  Keep getting shit done. !!B.L.M!!
20.  One day we will stand as one. THE VICTIMS REST IN POWER
21.  My dark skin is liberating! G. Turner
22.  We will fight with love and we will prevail
23.  "Caring for myself is not self indulgence" It's self preservation and that's an act of political warfare. -Audre Lorde
24.  JUSTICE 3 ALL not just the oppressors.
25.  RIP Sandra Bland Amore.  You matter!  Italian Latina x BLM!!
26.  Out of many we are one...
27.  The dilemma at the heart o the fight against racism is that most people - racist, hateful people = do not believe that they are racist.  That is why they shout back "White Lives Matter". The importance of black lives is more than ignored, it's socially perpetuated.  It's so sad - my whole white family leads this philosophy.  I believe in Black Lives.
28.  "What do we want?" "Justice!"  When do we want it?" "NOW!"
29.  What do you do when the cops pull you over?
30.  All lives can't matter until black lives matter.

And the list of thoughts amongst hundreds of thoughts from these various Occupy Art and Black Lives Matter art shows that I have posted on this blog before goes on and on as in this list of more Your Thoughts On Black Lives Matter thoughts. .And thank you Jeannie Hopper and A Plus for letting me talk about that Black Lives Matter Art Show on your show. And I am glad that people were able to make it to this art show on what seems like one of the coldest days of the year and limited space at the gallery. And thanks for hosting this event Nyssa Frank at your really cool gallery with what seems like a different event each day there. And I guess if I were to sum this event up the Facebook event invite reads something like:


Black Lives Matter | Carla Cubit of Occupy Art

Opening Reception & Performances: Tuesday, January 31, 7-10pm at The Living Gallery.
A performance by both Welf Dorr of underground hornsRas Moshe BurnettKenny Wollesen and open jam session and a speaker from Museum of Impact, followed by an Artist Talk & Discussion. 

Free posters will be available from The Stop Mass Incarceration Network

January 31, 2017
Open Hours: Tuesday, 12-10 pm

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the one day pop up Black Lives Matter Art Show features Carla Cubit's Black Lives Matter artwork and posters, accompanied by her photographs from Black Lives Matter protests throughout the NYC area and artwork from Museum of Impact.

"Expand scope, perspective, and inspiration towards an ongoing series of future culture jams and events around this theme and time." During Open Hours, all are encouraged to come talk about the Black Lives Matter movement and are invited to view Your Thoughts On Black Lives Matter banners and create their own posters/Black Lives Matter inspired artwork (art materials and supplies provided).

Handmade Black Lives Matter necklaces, magnets, key chains and pins will be on sale for $1 during the Opening Reception and all Open Hours 12 - 10pm.

About the Artist
Carla Cubit's creates small mixed media assemblage pieces using found objects and materials--often discarded hardware and recycled objects. Recently her works have been inspired by the Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter movements. Cubit finds that there is no separation between her daily life and her creative outpouring: "I love the arts in whatever medium it may be; music, theater, dance etc; and I believe in religion, mysticism and the secret meaning of the unknown and art as a universal means of communication."

About Occupy Art
"We are the 99%." Visit Occupy Art, to learn more about past Occupy Art and Black Lives Matter Art Shows.
http://occupyart.org/

About Museum of Impact
"Museum of Impact (MOI) inspires action by exploring self, society, art, and activism.
Our mobile social justice museum explores activism, altruism and advocacy thru a creative lens. We celebrate movements of the people; offering a culturally conscious space to encounter ideas, contemplate solutions, engage each other and take action!"

About Monica Octavia
Monica O. Montgomery is an international speaker, museum director and cultural consultant, curating media and museums to be in service to society. She is a recent speaker at TedX Charlottesville and a winner of the 2016 Arts Entrepreneurship Award from Fractured Atlas. She is the founding director of Museum of Impact the world’s first mobile social justice museum, inspiring action at the intersection of art, activism, self and society. She directs the museum in working with communities to interrogate contemporary and historic social movements and solutions.

About The Stop Mass Incarceration Network
"Rise up to Stop Mass Incarceration & Police Terror. We are initiating an effort to accelerate the movement to stop the injustice of mass incarceration and police brutality; the racially biased policies and practices of the police, the courts and the U.S. legal system; and to support the human rights of prisoners and of the formerly incarcerated. We call on all to join us." Learn more and get involved, at Stop Mass Incarceration Network.

View the event on Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-lives-matter-art-show-tickets-31065974165


Food and refreshments will be provided

FREE


And whether or not another one of those Occupy Art or Black Lives Matter art shows will ever happen again remains to be seen, though on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day one thousand and something, I think... and those global revolution and all things police brutality and beyond Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter movements are still moving fast.

Black Lives Matter. Occupy Art. Occupy Wall Street Worldwide. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Black Lives Matter Art Show Is At Chashama






























And in the midst of reading the headline news of the day, on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street day one thousand and something, I think.  And Occupy Wall Street and that all things police brutality and beyond Black Lives Matter movements are still moving fast.  And as I had typed in that previous blog post before and had said in that BronxNet OPEN University July 26 2016 video that finds itself posted above, that I am looking forward to that Black Lives Matter Art Show at chashama, and so I thought to post that that Black Lives Matter Art Show is now at Chashama, until September 4th.  And if you need space to create, chashama has it, as chashama nurtures artists by transforming unused property into work and presentation space. They give you what you need. SPACE! 
chashama presents artists' works in many different venues, and thanks to the The Durst Organization, artists are able to present their work in the lobbies of many buildings in NYC. Another way in which we can keep alive the cultural richness of our city!  And so one of those chashama's locations has currently been transformed into a Black Lives Matter Art Show.  And thank you chasnama or letting me get that artwork out the closet once again to present another one of those Black Lives Matter Art Shows whenever possible.  And so that Black Lives Matter Art Show reception happened last week already from 6-8pm according to that Black Lives Matter Art Show Facebook event invite, or noon according to Time Out New York.  And the Black Lives Matter Art Show Facebook event invite reads something like as follows:

Black Lives Matter | Carla Cubit of Occupy Art

Opening Reception & Performances: Friday, August 5, 6-8pm
A performance by both Carla Cubit of Occupy Art and a speaker from The Stop Mass Incarceration Network, followed by an Artist Talk & Discussion. 

(For the most up to date event information visit http://www.chashama.org/event/black_lives_matter_art_show)

August 5 - September 4, 2016
On view 24/7, through storefront window.

Open Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12-6 pm

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the Black Lives Matter Art Show features Carla Cubit's Black Lives Matter artwork and posters, accompanied by her photographs from Black Lives Matter protests throughout the NYC area.

"Expand scope, perspective, and inspiration towards an ongoing series of future culture jams and events around this theme and time." During Open Hours (see above), all are encouraged to come talk about the Black Lives Matter movement and are invited to create their own posters/Black Lives Matter inspired artwork (art materials and supplies provided).

Handmade Black Lives Matter necklaces, magnets, and key chains will be on sale for $1 during the Opening Reception and all Open Hours.

About the Artist
Carla Cubit's creates small mixed media assemblage pieces using found objects and materials--often discarded hardware and recycled objects. She weaves tales from castoffs found in the streets. Her works are "highly visionary in nature." A former resident of the East Village in New York City, Cubit's artwork has shown in galleries and other venues in NYC. Recently her works have been inspired by the Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter movements. Cubit finds that there is no separation between her daily life and her creative outpouring: "I love the arts in whatever medium it may be; music, theater, dance etc; and I believe in religion, mysticism and the secret meaning of the unknown and art as a universal means of communication."

About Occupy Art
"We are the 99%." Visit Occupy Art, to learn more about past Occupy Art and Black Lives Matter Art Shows.
http://occupyart.org/

About The Stop Mass Incarceration Network
"Rise up to Stop Mass Incarceration & Police Terror. We are initiating an effort to accelerate the movement to stop the injustice of mass incarceration and police brutality; the racially biased policies and practices of the police, the courts and the U.S. legal system; and to support the human rights of prisoners and of the formerly incarcerated. We call on all to join us." Learn more and get involved, at Stop Mass Incarceration Network. 


And thank you Travis Morales and Stop Mass Incarceration Network for speaking at and bringing literature to this event.

And there were or are, DecorForU #blacklivesmatter, #occupywallstreet, #berniesanders and more necklaces, magnets and key chains being vended for $1 each as part of this reception and event also.
And there were also thoughts, thoughts and more thoughts, almost too many to mention and type on this blog post that were written and shared on those "Your Thoughts On Black Lives Matter Banners" as in some of those photos and videos that find themselves posted above.  And some of those thoughts written were:

1.  My Life Matters
2.  Listen, do you want to know a secret?  All Lives Matter.  Stop the hate.
3.  (in response to #2), yet this totally disarms #blacklivesmatter and continues the hate.  Ironic.
4.  Let's be clear.  Black llives have always mattered.  What the Black Lives Matter is saying is that black lives in the judicial system are not being recognized as life lost.  Legally we stopped being property less than 200 years ago.  So since we are free black & magical - are we less protected by law because we are no longer property. Black Lives Matter is all you ever need to know.  #______ my life matters.
5.  If we don't get justice they wont get no peace.
6.  Love your blackness.
7.  I love black people
8.  We are one.  No one is different.  All the same.  Same love.
9.  Fight the good fight.
10.  Keep fighting.  Keep loving.  Freedom is the soul of equality.  Do not rest until we are all equal.
11.  The people united will never be defeated.
12.  You are my brother.  You are my sister.
13.  Jesus Loves Black Lives.
14.  Focus on the progress.  Not hate.  Otherwise they win.
15.  It's so sad that even in 2016 we are still living in a white supremacist capitalist colonial patriarchy where people of color are routinely silenced and murdered.
16.  A white male police officer told Karyn Gains "I can't believe you're raising your kids this way", meaning raising them to defend themselves and resist police violence.  5 months later, she was murdered in her home and her son was shot by police.  When will we stop blaming people of color for their own victimization under white supremacy.
17.  We are a billion cells of pure knowing.
18.  Black Lives Matter
19.  All Lives Matter (in response to #18).
20.  Together we can
21.  Jesus
22.  No God.  No Peace.  Know God.  Know Peace.
23.  There's history, power & strength of my skin color.  Always love your black in all ways.
24.  Step the fuck up white people.
25.  My life does matter and my skin is beautiful and important.
26.  My skin color is beautiful.
27.  Black is beautiful.
28.  Silence is not an option, but listening is just as important.
29.  Race is a social constraint that we reaffirm everyday.  It is in out power to change the status quo.  Love is love is love.
30.  The color of my skin does ot make me inferior.  It makes me beautiful.
31.  We all feel and feelings have no color.
32.  The skin i'm in is beautiful, bold, black.
33.  All people of color should be treated fairly.
34.  Color is just a refraction of lights, length received by our eyes, what should count is what's in our souls.
35.  Black Love Matter
36.  Every place where you set your foot will be yours. - Deut 11:24
37.  A 5 year old child understands this you would think all adults would.
38.  If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
39.  The character of a man is now where he stands in times of peace, but where he stands in times of strife & turmoil.  Where do you stand?
40.  Under skin we all bleed red.
41.  Jesus is love.  Dwell on this notion!
42.  Skittles + hoodie = armed + dangerous.  R.I.P Trevon
43.  Inequality is a historical & social product of society, classified by color.  It is out moral obligation to keep fighting until we truly reach equality & justice.  A revolution has to happen now.  Keep fighting.
44.  We are people.  We have families.  We exist.
45.  Let's keep the fight against injustice.
46.  our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. MLK Jr.
47.  Be kind to yourself, and others! racism.
48.  Just like black is the combination of all colors of the spectrum.  So are black lives.  So when we say black lives matter we are saying black trans, black gay, black women, black children, black men, my black is all of that.
49.  "March through the streets".  I'm willing and I'm able.  Categorize me and I defy every label.  #blackgirlmagic, #carefreeblackgirl, #blacklivesmatter
50.  Fight the power! Transform the people for revolution.
51.  #Hands Up Don't Shoot!
52.  Let us remember that Dr. King was hated by the government.  Be flexible.
53.  ONE LOVE
54.  Change!
55.  Justice
56.  It's not about the color, its the character.
57.  1 world, 1 race, 1 life, 1 death, 1 eternity.
58.  500 years later and we're still trying to make this point?!  We need to come together and heal now.  Educate about the true history.  Share stories.  Work for change.
59.  All lives can't matter until black lives matter.
60.  Petty crimes = death penalty.
61.  Stop racist police.
62.  "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice anywhere". - MLK Jr. #blacklivesmatter
63.  #Latinx4blm
64.  We all belong
65.  (In response to #1) All lives can't matter until black lives matter
66.  The voices of the oppressed matter most.  If you are white you don't have the authority to speak over black people regarding black issues.
67.  Another white anti - racist for black lives matter
68.  #peace
69.  (In response to #1) true but right now we are talking about black lives
70.  We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. - Letter from Birmingham.  MLK JR.
71.  Today it might be me, tomorrow it might be you! Think about it.
73.  CHANGE!
74.  The struggle continues
75.  Once upon a time there was my grandfather.  Today he is alive in my heart.  An african descent slave
76.  Look at me, not my skin color
77.  F*ck cops
78.  Love always
79.  In a country run by bigotry + racism the black lives matter movement has succeeded in bringing the people of color together to educate those who wish to be enlightened and to promote the love between all people of color we must all love one another.
80.  Read your history.  3/5 of a human being.  U.S. Constitution!
81.  It's the content of your character, not the color of your skin.  God bless my brothers & sisters of color.  I stand with you.
82.  Out of many we are one.
83.  You are my brother you are my sister.  God intended us to treat each other as such.
84.  There's no color between people.  We all human
85.  I can't breathe.  BLACK LIVES MATTER


And as seen in some of those photos from some of those Black Lives Matter protests in the New York City area to found on that Black Lives Matter Art Show wall, Millions March NYC is having a Shut Down City Hall NYC protest at City Hall in New York City if you happen to be in the area, today being Sunday, Day 14 of their Abolition Square, City Hall Park event. And part of their Shut Down City Hall Facebook event invite reads as follows:

Approaching the 2-year mark of the Ferguson Uprising on August 9, Millions March NYC is calling for the OCCUPATION OF CITY HALL PARK starting Monday, August 1, 2016 at 9 AM. It is time we escalate our organizational tactics against this racist system, which continues to execute Black & Brown people with impunity—most recently #DelrawnSmallhere in East New York, Brooklyn. 

Please come by my Black Lives Matter Art Show at Chashama if you happen to be in the neighborhood, August 5th - September 4th, 2016, NYC.   #blacklivesmatter,  Occupy Art, Occupy Wall Street Worldwide.