Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project is pleased to shine a light on another important source of East Village social and cultural history: The East Village Eye. A monthly magazine published from 1979 through 1987,The East Village Eye focused on popular and avant-garde culture, politics and other issues relevant to the East Village and environs.
Last week Friday, a West Village photo studio was transformed into a hub of empowerment for #GalinskyLIT, an effort to help fund libraries and education initiatives in NYC jails and prisons. But if the word “fundraiser” inspires images of gold-plated table spreads and celebrities in sparkly gowns posing in front of hot lights, well, you’ve got the wrong thing in mind
Curatorial Intensive alum and art writer Lydia Y. Nichols will converse with writer and scholar Steve Cannon, founder of A Gathering of the Tribes and a pioneer of the East Village literary and visual art scenes, about the lived experience of visual culture in their shared hometown of New Orleans and in New York City.
More than 300 people packed into the basement of Judson Memorial Church on Fri., April 29, for a memorial tribute to the East Village poet John Farris, who died in January at 72. The event featured readings by family members, friends and past lovers, as well as a haunting solo by his grandson, Richard Dye, on sax.
Celebration of the Life and Times of John Farris, famed underground Lower East Side poet and artist. Hosted by Chavisa Woods, featuring Bob Holman, Steve Cannon, Ron Kolm, Michael Carter, John's four daughters, members of Bullet Space, and many others who give praise and fond remembrance.