Monday, October 1, 2018

Black Lives Matter Went to Bushwick Open Studios 2018

And so it's been quite a while since since I have signed into this blog and this time I find myself signing in to post that another one of those Black Lives Matter Art Shows, or at least parts of it, went to Bushwick Open Studios 2018 or at least it went to the Essential Music and Art Show 2018 that was part of Bushwick Open Studios, annual event run by Arts in Bushwick, where visitors and locals can explore the studios and other art events that make our neighborhood great. And there was another attempt to display those "Your Thoughts on Black Lives Matter" banners and vend those DecorForU #blacklivesmatter, #notmypresident, #occupywallstreet, #berniesanders, #nopolicestate, #yoga, #music, #brooklyn, #bushwick & #iloveny necklaces, magnets, key chains and pins for $2 each at this event.  And thanks Lizzie for that artists open call that gave me another opportunity to drag that artwork out of the closet and take it to 49 Wyckoff Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn to display in one of those many booths and rooms along with a lot of other artists for those few days of the Bushwick Open Studios tour, September 28th-30th.  And a few more "Your Thoughts on Black Lives Matter" thoughts were written on those banners, and a few more thoughts were also written on those cloths that were hung on those I guess you can call them, clothesline banners as in those photos that find themselves posted above. And I was not able to make it to those seemingly a million other spaces on that Bushwick Open Studios 2018 guide map, though just walking down Wyckoff a few short blocks, one could see that Bushwick has come alive with that House of YES Block Party! and Uta and a bunch of artists and sidewalk vendors in between. And so that Essential Music and Art Show 2018 Facebook event invite reads something like as follows:

Bushwick Open Studios 2018!!


So, we are very glad to be hosting the Essential event grand finale at this massive art debauchery event at another amazing warehouse in Bushwick (The new Berlin). 

From paintings, photos, metal sculptures, installations, tarot readers, etc... the art show will be free for all the patrons from 3pm to 8pm. 

This year I will be helping curate the building so any interest should be sent ASAP to reserve a space to 

If you care for art be there and do your part...... :)



Brandon Schreck
Kevin Gerien
Isabelle Ewing **Painting Live**
Jarid Blue [light baths] **Painting Live**
rebecca marley
ANJL **Painting Live**
Ian Cinco **Painting Live**
Luca De Daetano
Sinejan Kılıc Buchina
Andrea Karo
Marine Nikola
Anna Grun
Aaron Ray-Crichton
Uta Brauser
Adrien Marcais
Lucia Rollow
Andy Golub **Painting Live**
Eva Mueller
Carla Jean
Uniska Wahala Kano
Ian Sullivan **Painting Live**
Jackson Lin **Painting Live**
Goofy Froot
Grind By Michele **Painting Live**
Yolanda Cheng
Sujay Sanchez
Stephanie Gate
Terry DeLuise
Khaled Jaafar
Ilaria Ortensi
Lauren Searls Reardon
Kosuke James
Elena Kay **Painting Live**
Erik Olson **Painting Live**
John Rovito **Painting Live**
Jennifer Gaita Siciliano **Painting Live**
Jeff Spindel **Painting Live**
Action Jackson **Painting Live**
Rose wolf collective
Crushed Cosmetics
Mother Meraki

This year we will be partnering with the *Wyckoff Beer Garden* adjacent to our main event! Come join us in celebrating the art and the artists late into the evening Friday, Saturday and Sunday! 

Meet the artists and enjoy a beverage at this beautiful gathering of the community.



The Covert Staton --
East Williamsburg Market --
49 Wyckoff Ave -- (coming this spring)

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

Monday, December 11, 2017

A thisopenspace Black Lives Matter Art Show

And so I find myself signing into this blog again to blog that "Last month, actually a few months ago already, thisopenspace launched their $30,000 Space Fund in New York City, pledging to fuel 30 projects from their community of brand builders and ideamakers with sponsored space."  And thisopenspace gave me, or I was the recipient of a $500 space fund marketplace credit to use to book one of their spaces from their website to do a Black Lives Matter Art Show, as one of the things that Black Lives Matter Art Show usually needs to do those Black Lives Matter Art Shows is space.  And so I used that marketplace credit to book a space at Dacia Gallery. And according to Bedford + Bowery, Black Lives Matter Art Show found a new life at Dacia Gallery Saturday evening, December 9th. Thanks for mentioning Black Lives Matter Art Show Bedford + Bowery. And so Black Lives Matter Art Show went to Dacia Gallery this past weekend, that Contemporary gallery showcasing a variety of local established & emerging artists in that neighborhood of Soho or Lower East Side in New York City.  And Steve from The Stop Mass Incarceration Network spoke about The Stop Mass Incarceration Network and handed out posters and literature.  And Dawn from #TaketheStands hung her really big "THIS IS US TAKING A KNEE BLACK LIVES MATTER" banner on the wall, that she uses to drop from stadiums at sports events and other places. And Ras played his horn and there was music, music and more music, and there were more thoughts written on those Your Thoughts On Black Lives Matter banners on what was a freezing cold snowstorm evening with SantaCon events abounding and SantaCon Clausers on the streets everywhere in NYC on this day. And so I posted photos and videos from this event that find themselves posted above. And thanks simply_me_kandeeleigh for instagraming one of those photos from this event that finds itself posted above also.  And that facebook event invite read something like:

Black Lives Matter | Carla Cubit of Occupy Art

Opening Reception & Performances: December 9th, 5-8pm at Dacia Gallery.
A performance by Ras Moshe Burnett and open jam session and open mic and a speaker from Take the Stands and The Stop Mass Incarceration Network, followed by an Artist Talk & Discussion. 

Free posters will be available from The Stop Mass Incarceration Network

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 banners from Take the Stands. .

"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.

About Occupy Art
"We are the 99%." Visit Occupy Art to learn more about past Occupy Art and Black Lives Matter Art Shows.

About Take the Stands
What if people across America found bold, visible ways to show support for racial justice and black lives. Take a sign to a sporting event or your town center. Take a picture, use #TaketheStands. Join our activist chain letter.#takeaknee

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.

Thanks thisopenspace.
"Last month, we launched our $30,000 Space Fund in New York City, pledging to fuel 30 projects from our community of brand builders and ideamakers with sponsored space."

View the event on Eventbrite

Food and refreshments will be provided


And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street day one thousand and something, or two 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 Occupy Art, Occupy Wall Street Worldwide, Black Lives Matter day and more.