“Current Obstruction” Mural Celebration

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The celebration of our new mural, “Current Obstruction” by Peter Missing and Cyril Mazard, with a live performance by the Missing Foundation.

Read more about Missing and our mural in The Villager.

Stuart Ringholt Signpost (2007)

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In accompanying the current exhibition at OSMOS Address, Stuart Ringholt installed the large-scale sculpture entitled Signpost (2007-2015). Using the standard materials for a street sign, the artist facilitates an unexpected encounter with the range of emotions named on arrows pointing in different directions. Ringholt is represented by Milani Gallery, Brisbane. This public art project is part of an on-going collaboration of OSMOS and First Street Green, supported by NYC Parks.

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OSMOS Address is a project space for art gatherings, publications, and exhibitions in the East Village storefront that was once a saloon frequented by Emma Goldman and other radicals. OSMOS has established itself as an international platform for the exchange of ideas and images.
For more information please contact Cay Sophie Rabinowitz or Tamara Sager osmos.assistant@gmail.com
OSMOS Address

50 East First Street
New York, NY 10003

Tuesday to Friday 11am to 5pm and by appointment
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3 DAYS OF PERFORMANCES presented by ARTS FOR ART

Saturday 10/10 @ FIRST STREET GREEN the Un-Columbus Celebration
2pm Kirk Knufke trumpet / Karl Berger vibes
3pm Bill Cole double reeds / Lisette Santiago percussion
4pm Dance Yoshiko Chuma

Sunday 10/11 @ FIRST STREET GREEN the Un-Columbus Celebration
2pm Sam Newsome – soprano sax / Reggie Nicholson – drums
3pm JD Parran’s ‘ Harlem Reunion’
Sharif Kales trumpet / Baba Donn Eaton perc. / Alexi Marcelo piano
Brad Jones bass / J D Parran -tenor
4pm ‘Resurrection Revolution’(R&R)
Patricia Nicholson & Jason Jordan dance // TA Thompson drums / Jason Kao Hwang violin
4:30pm Zak Sherzad Solo

Monday 10/12 @ FIRST STREET GREEN the Un-Columbus Celebration
2pm Larry Roland The Neo-Urban Folk Project
Larry Roland bass, words / Michael Moss reeds / Michael Wimberly drums
3pm James Brandon Lewis sax / Luke Stewart bass / Warren Trae Cruddup III drs
4pm Michael TA Thompson Trio
Michael Attias sax / Ken Filiano bass / Michael TA Thompson drums

Arts For Art supports diversity in music, dance, art and ideas that embrace improvisation as a means to transform both artist and audience.

The Global Freedom Exchange Mural

The Global Freedom Exchange Mural: Sunday, September 20th, 24 women activists from around the world in First Street Green Art Park for a graffiti workshop led by artist and activist Panmela Castro.

The Global Freedom Exchange: A Hilton Worldwide and Vital Voices partnership leveraging leadership to end trafficking, was a two week mentoring program for NGO women leaders working to prevent and respond to child trafficking. The Global Freedom Exchange brought together 24 women leaders for the opportunity to meet with government officials, discuss best practices with NGO leaders, provide donors with knowledge about funding needs and the best mechanisms for support, and learn about collaborative approaches to working with local law enforcement. The goal of this program is to provide participants with specific knowledge, skills and relationships that will benefit their professional development, their respective NGOs, and the communities they serve. The 24 women came together in First Street Green Art Park for a graffiti workshop led by artist and activist Panmela Castro. In 2010, Panmela was honored by Vital Voices during the annual Global Leadership Awards, recognizing the impact of her work in advancing women’s rights. During this workshop, the group discussed the issue of trafficking and and then picked up spray cans to express their dialogue through a graffiti mural.

CHILE: 40 YEARS OF STRUGGLE AND RESISTANCE

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The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics proudly presents “CHILE: 40 Years of Struggle and Resistance.” Organized by Londres 38 – A Space of Memories—a former Chilean torture and detention center under the Pinochet regime—and the Instantaneous Silkscreen Collective, the posters featured in this exhibition were collectively designed in 2013 to mark the 40th Anniversary of the military coup that overthrew Salvador Allende’s Popular Unity government in September 1973. The posters are the result of more than three months of work that included participatory workshops as well as training in agitprop and silkscreening techniques.

Drawing from the practice of the Ramona Parra Brigade—an artistic collective linked to the Chilean Communist Party whose street murals achieved prominence during Allende’s Popular Unity government (1970-1973) and later in opposition to the Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990)—the posters were wheat pasted in agitprop style throughout the streets of Santiago. For the 40th Anniversary of Chile’s 9/11, participating organizations responded to a core set of questions, which were reflected in each of the poster designs:

What has happened in Chile over the past 40 years? What social processes have developed? How have the country and society changed? What models are there for the kind of society and country people want to live in? How are the legacies of the military coup and the dictatorship manifested today?

The posters are currently on exhibit at Londres 38, and perform as artifacts engaging with past and present political struggles regarding the legacies of the military coup in Chile, along with ongoing movements for human rights, economic justice, and a new Constitution.

The exhibition of the posters at the Hemispheric Institute invites viewers to continue and expand upon these reflections. To explore the roles that site and memory play across geographical contexts, the Hemispheric Institute exhibits the posters in the same manner as they are installed at Londres 38. As part of the exhibition, the Hemispheric Institute will initiate a street performance on September 11, 2015 by inviting local organizations, which include the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!), Clemente Soto Vélez Center, and Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc), to display re-printed versions of the posters across New York City streets. Both the exhibition and the performance intend to further complicate the connective histories of what gets remembered where on September 11.

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COLLABORATIVE MURAL PROJECT

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21 AT 4 PM

Come Join the East Village Community and First Street Green in a collaborative mural project led by local artist Gabe Schoenberg. Gabe is originally from New Jersey but has made NYC his home for the past seven years. After living in South America, Gabe was inspired to start his own graffiti tour here in NYC. This project is focused on students who get to use spray paint in a safe and legal setting. The project will last about two hours and will finish with a completed mural to beautify the park.

THE GLOBAL FREEDOM EXCHANGE

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 20 AT 5 PM

The Global Freedom Exchange: A Hilton Worldwide and Vital Voices partnership leveraging leadership to end trafficking, is a two week mentoring program for NGO women leaders working to prevent and respond to child trafficking.

The Global Freedom Exchange brings together 24 women leaders for the opportunity to meet with government officials, discuss best practices with NGO leaders, provide donors with knowledge about funding needs and the best mechanisms for support, and learn about collaborative approaches to working with local law enforcement.

The goal of this program is to provide participants with specific knowledge, skills and relationships that will benefit their professional development, their respective NGOs, and the communities they serve.

The 24 women will come together in First Street Green Art Park for a graffiti workshop led by artist and activist Panmela Castro.

In 2010, Panmela was honored by Vital Voices during the annual Global Leadership Awards, recognizing the impact of her work in advancing women’s rights. During this workshop, the group will discuss the issue of trafficking and and then pick up spray cans to express their dialogue through a graffiti mural that will be displayed in the park for the Lower Eastside community.