OCCUPY TRIBES NOW February 17 - March 4, 2012
1pm to 6pm daily
Closing Reception Saturday, March 3, 7-9pm
A Gathering of the Tribes
285 East 3rd Street, 2nd Floor (Between C & D)
New York, New York 10009
Steve Cannon, the executive director of A Gathering of the Tribes, is a fighter, and right now he is battling to protect his home and the nonprofit 20-year-old multicultural arts organization that he and numerous other artists, writers, and musicians have spent building with him. Steve Cannon, who is blind and 76 years old, is being threatened with eviction from his apartment at 285 E. 3rd Street, 2nd Fl. New York City, New York, and as Steve and his lawyers fight his pending eviction, Tribes Gallery will maintain its position in the Lower East Side community showcasing visual art that is relevant and timely from established and emerging visual artists.
OCCUPY TRIBES NOW will present visual art that relates to housing and human rights issues.
The time is NOW because there are no guarantees that there will be a later for Steve Cannon or A Gathering of the Tribes.
Curator Ama Birch