(May 28, 2009) Chelsea Gallery Space and Rogue Space Studios are presenting an exhibition of work from New York based artists Eric Orr and Steven Cogle. “No Pressure to Paint” displays selections from Eric Orr’s Subway Maps series and from the painting repertoire of Steven Cogle. These two artists have come together under one roof to highlight their common ground. They have individually found ways back to their roots, and use the painting ‘medium’ to tap into what originally inspired them to create their art. Location: Rogue Space @ Chelsea Arts Building, 508 West 26th Street, 9E, NYC
(May 28, 2009) A Photography Exhibition by Children From El Barrio. Curated by Elena “Mamarazzi” Marrero.
(May 25, 2009) Over 250 vendors from around the world converged on the streets surrounding BAM, transforming the neighborhood into a global marketplace offering Africa, Caribbean, and African-American food, crafts, and fashion.
(May 24, 2009) Since 1987, the Loisaida Festival has been celebrated the Sunday before Memorial Day weekend in Manhattan’s Lower East side. This event is the largest Latino pride festival in the area, and grows annually in size, excitement, and impact last year attracting over 10,000 people. It is presented in Avenue C Commercial corridor-renamed Loisaida Avenue in 1989.
(May 22, 2009) South Korea didn’t know what to make of these boys from Seoul when they released their first album, Map of the Human Soul, in 2003. Consisting of Tablo (aka Supreme T), DJ Tukutz (aka Street T), and Mithra (no alias, just Mithra), the group needed just two short years to make a splash in the Korean music scene, winning Artist of the Year as their songs hit #1 on the charts.
(May 13, 2009) The 25th Anniversary edition of Subway Art, the acclaimed 1970s and 1980s graffiti culture book by photojournalist MARTHA COOPER and filmmaker HENRY CHALFANT, has been released here in New York City. This edition features new photos and text, presented in a large-scale deluxe format. Cooper and Chalfant signed copies at the book release party, hosted by Revolution Books.
Performance at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. Valentine’s Day 2009